Sunday, March 16, 2014

Pine Needles....What Brush to Use???

There is a multitude of paint brushes in my studio. They are arranged in category; rounds together, flats together, varnish brushes together, etc.  But I  have to admit that there are more than a few that have never really been used. They were purchased because they were unique or a friend recommended them or I imagined a use for them that did not work out.

Really most days I grab 3 or 4  sizes of rounds and work most of my work with either a 6 or an 8 round depending which my hand landed on first. Partly this is because I become focused on my work and forget to change but mostly it is because a good round with a great point will hold enough paint and do a wide range of work. From broad strokes to the detail work that I love.

One of my brushes that have not seen allot of use is a long rigger or script liner. It just never gave me the control that I wanted, too long floppy bristles .....but on my current painting I have discovered what to use it for.....pine needles, many many pine needles. It works great!