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Using filberts, mostly, sometimes on a wet background, Kevin on YouTube's KevinOilPainting believes that Tapping is the first most important brush stroke.
He thinks Over-Lapping X Strokes are the second most important painting strokes.
He goes on to say that Stabbing or Slamming is the third most important brush stroke.
Finally, fourth and final is Scrubbing, with or without paint on brush.
Carder paints like a conductor waving a baton back and forth slowly
to a melodic piece of music mostly, then his paints level out. I'm using this method for the current painting.
Some DMP members like to use their fingers to smudge and blend.