What am I doing wrong???
I have been trying to teach myself the infamous One-Stroke painting technique, and so far, its been going pretty good. Got a kit from QVC, and Ive practiced, practiced, practiced. (Those heart shaped leaves were enough to make me rip my hair out, but I eventually got the hang of it)
What I cant figure out is how to stop the smearing when you overlap layers. I have the shapes down pat for the rose, pansy, etc. But I am getting frustrated because the end petals color look nothing like the first ones. To correct this I have added more paint to the brush, wiped the brush between petals, then added more paint, etc. Short of letting it dry between petals, I dont know what I am doing wrong. Whenever I paint the second or third petal, the darker edge seems to pick up the white or light color that is already on the canvas or paper, smearing the colors together, and lessening the depth of the shading to next to nothing.
I havent taken a class or anything, so if someone could PLEASE tell me what I could do to fix this or what YOU do to prevent this, I would be extremely grateful!