tortured brushes

May 12, 2015

THE BEST BRUSHES–in my wacked estimation–is a dollar store packet in the crafts section,  next to those garish tubes of glitter and such.  The second those poor things get home, they undergo an Edward Scissorhands attack that is not pretty.

brushes, trees for Cornel

SECOND-HAND STORES also usually have some wonderful, pathetic-looking excuses for brushes, pretty much being handed out for free.

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VERY FEW BRUSHES I own get to keep their original shape except ones sized 0, 00, 000, and 0000. For some additional fine work, a nib pen loaded with watercolour does well also.  But for large areas, chopped-up, hippie-freak brushes are like, tubular, man.

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FORGET SABLE–even squirrel is too refined–woodchuck, maybe–and those synthetic sponges on handles used to paint walls with are good, too.

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‘Mountain Mists’, 20cm x 28cm, Arches hot press 140 lb paper

THE TRUE ENJOYMENT OF PAINTING comes when viewing how another painter’s personal and unique need for self-expression realises itself in ways personal and unique.  Interaction with the subject demands an approach which only the painter her/himself knows is right.

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6 Responses to “tortured brushes”

  1. When you’re inspired, almost anything can become a tool to paint with….

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  2. Jackie said

    Tortured brushes make beautiful art! 🙂

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  3. ‘createarteveryday’, I am enjoying your drawings–and today’s horses!

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  4. hahahaha, rebecca, that’s great

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  5. Woo, if I could paint trees like these I’d be hacking at my brushes, too! Well done.

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  6. Rebecca said

    Beautiful trees! I feel a shopping trip and a massacre coming on.

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