The watercolor brushstroke is important because it gives your painting your own signature and style. For example, brushstrokes can be used to unify large areas of color as I did throughout this sunflower painting. In the upper right-hand corner, I linked the background shapes and colors together with visible short strokes. Also in this painting, you can find the two-color stroke, the point stroke, and the flowing stroke. My class, "Expressive Brushwork in Watercolor", will concentrate on the steps involved in changing a photograph into a work of art. One of the steps will be to incorporate energetic brushwork as we learn and practice 17 different brushstrokes. Please consider taking this 8-week class, "Expressive Brushwork in Watercolor", at the Art Students League of Denver on Tuesday evenings at 6:00 - 9:30 p.m, Jan 8 - Feb 26. To register, you can contact them at (303) 778-6990 or go to their website at ASLD.org.