Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Lovely brushes!

Just a quick post to let you know about some lovely new brushes I've been using.  Not only are they fabulous to use - they're dirt cheap as well!

Here they are.  

They're flat watercolour/acrylic brushes, which don't have the usual stiff bristles you'd normally use with oils.  Instead, they're nice and soft, and if you mix the paint with a little liquin or turps, you get beautiful, fluid gestural washes and marks that are beautifully expressive.

So as well as using palette knifes for getting nice big slabs of paint on the canvas, these watercolour brushes are ideal for getting the subtle marks of the composition down.  It means you can have different passages of paint on the canvas - thick and thin, broad and detailed.  

Plus these brushes feel really nice in your hand when you use them.

And yes, that's my palette at the back there!

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