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Brushes and how they are used.

I Promised I would go back to basics. So I took some pictures. Hope they help.

Multi use brushes

The three on the right are soft fluffy brushes that I use to make things blurry or to blend colors in the background.  To make the distance look humid or foggy.  The next 5 are filberts. I forget to use them.  But they are great for filling in spaces. They are graceful and smooth, for thick ribbons and lines.

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“Blicks Art Supplies” for great synthetic brushes. If you go there And shop I will receive a bit of commission. I need to let you know. I don’t want to hide anything from you here at my pages. Also, Utrecht Art Materials is the same setup. They are both very High-Quality stores and have reasonable prices. They carry every thing. A lot of time they have specials on shipping and sales. I generally post these on my “sales” page.

I use to hate it when I needed supplies and I would go to one website and miss out on the free shipping because they didn’t have everything I needed. I am not talking about these 2 companies. I have looked all around their site. They seem to carry good quality merchandise. And they have a wonderful return policy.

The big one up there, is fun then you need to cover a large canvas or really make a background foggy.  There is 1 technique I learned that requires these. This shows 1 flat brush right next to the biggest one. I use these a lot. When you keep them clean the chiseled edge will last awhile. And that is what you need a lot.  It is great to hang on to a couple of these after they get worn out.  They are good for what some people call scruple-ing.

This blurry picture is of my liner brushes. I love to do details and use these. There aren’t any long ones but you will need a couple of those too. They are called liner brushes. Then on the left is a package of angle brushes. they are wonderful when painting into tight spaces and corners.

Specialty brushes,  The 3 on the right are fan brushes I use for wispy clouds, water waves and grasses. The middle ones Are called rake brushes. That is what they look like. Senior moment. They have another name too. But they are great to make grasses and hair. The far left is a deer foot. Donna Dewberry used it in her painting. She does pouncing with I. It is used similar to a stenciling brush. I am going to refer you to a video in my next post. That will be her or someone who paints like her. Even if you don’t want to paint like her, her ways are excellent practice. Just go to you-tube and type in her name along with beginner, and it should pop up. You then click on the picture.  Make it large so you can do it.

“>Another great source of painting education materials I have seen on a website, besides youtube is   https://willkempartschool.com/how-to-paint-with-acrylic-paint-videos/   It is a website and if you. Color it blue, do ctrl c then go to your search engine put your cursor on the top go ctrl V and it should up.  I have no affiliation with them. Just thought you would want to check them out. The classes I took was from Tim Gagnon. He is an amazing artist. Take a look at his site. Again no affiliation. other than I bought like 20 classes from him over the years.  https://www.timgagnon.com/  

Then one last tribute is to “Saatchi Art” I am an affiliate of theirs. And I would get a bit of commission. I tell you if you want to see an artist from everywhere. Or you are looking for inspiration an are trying to discover your own artists work to look at. They have so much talent. And have every kind of painting imaginable. They will even put a frame on the art you choose and ship it. So if you are looking for art that is already done, then here you go.


Saatchi Art

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