Painting with Brusho: Create vibrant & expressive paintings using watercolour ink powder (Paperback)

Painting with Brusho: Create vibrant & expressive paintings using watercolour ink powder By Joanne Boon Thomas Cover Image
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Be enthralled by the effects of this vibrant medium and create your own Brusho® pieces that bounce with color.

Brusho® is a unique and exciting painting medium that is renowned for its versatility. Joanne Boon Thomas demonstrates how adding a spritz of water to highly pigmented watercolor ink powder results in a breathtaking and spontaneous fusion of color on the page. It is an easy method that allows you to produce vibrant, expressive paintings in a loose, bold style.

  • A full range of techniques is included, such as what can be achieved using only 1 color
  • How effective blending primary colors is
  • The hidden qualities of black Brusho®. 
  • Short demos show the impact of using a bleach solution
  • How to use wax resist for effect
  • When to use a flat wash; and how to use line and wash as a loose framework for your paintings.
  • 10 step-by-step projects and numerous examples of the author’s stunning work will inspire all infused throughout with Joanne’s exuberance and enthusiasm for this wonderful medium:      
    • White Duck
    • Ballerina
    • Echinacea
    • Bumblebee
    • Palm Trees
    • Elephant
    • Lavender & Butterfly
    • Cottage in the Snow
    • Allium
    • Crashing Waves

  • Full-size traceable templates are supplied at the back of the book

This definitive go-to guide will inspire artists of all abilities to explore the improvisational properties of Brusho® and incorporate it into their painting repertoire.

About the Author

Joanne Boon Thomas is an experienced artist and tutor, with a life-long love of painting and drawing and a passion for nurturing those skills in others. Joanne is a member of the SAA, has produced a number of instructional videos and regularly has articles featured in The Leisure Painter magazine. Her work is held in a number of galleries across the UK, and a selection of her nudes are stocked by John Lewis.

Praise For…


Artist and debut author Thomas guides readers through using Brusho, a highly pigmented, water-based paint powder, to create colorful paintings in this gorgeously illustrated volume. Introduced to the medium 10 years ago, the author explains how experimentation and practice led her to appreciate the flexibility of the painting medium, which can be activated with a wet brush or spray bottle or applied to wet surfaces for different effects. The bold, bright colors of the example artworks have an impressionistic quality that suggests movement and textures. Several demo activities give readers a chance to gain skills, while 10 projects incorporate Thomas’s techniques for using wax to repel paint or diluted bleach to lift color in creating animals, insects, flowers, and landscapes. The book includes line art for each project.

VERDICT While some artists may not have the skills to draw similarly beguiling images, Thomas’s Brusho techniques are appealing enough to be used for abstract pieces or simply for enjoyment of the painting process itself. Many readers will certainly be inspired to give Brusho a try.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781782219620
ISBN-10: 1782219625
Publisher: Search Press
Publication Date: August 29th, 2023
Pages: 144
Language: English