Artist's Back to Basics

Paint Brushes

I never cease to be amazed at how many experienced painters struggle with painting a particular technique; wrestling with both the brush and the medium when having a profound understanding of what one brush will do, would solve most of the problem.

Do you really have to suffer that much for your art? Given that we hold a particular tool, often for hours on end, it makes sense to fully understand its limitations or capabilities. I firmly believe that most people never push their brushes to the limit, they never take the time to understand the myriad of different effects you can achieve with just one brush.

Writing an article about all the different types of brushes is a challenge for me. Although earlier in my career, I had dozens of brushes to do

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