Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Using a paint brush the correct size for your subject

Okay, it seems simple enough, but you wouldn't believe the number of people who forget to consider this.


Large brush for big paintings - Small brush for small paintings and detail.

I've seen people pick up a brush and think they need to use it for ALL of the painting they are working on.

START WITH THE CORRECT SIZED BRUSH....ONE THAT YOU ARE COMFORTABLE USING.






Remember to also CHANGE TO A DIFFERENT SIZED BRUSH AS YOU NEED IT
DURING YOUR PAINTING PROCESS.

A very valid comment has been made by Robin at Pink House Studio -
I'm adding it here as it needs to be kept in mind if you are
doing a loose painting....

~ thanks Robin ~


Great feed back in the Comments:

Here's what Judy over at   dedraadaquarellen  has to say:

~ thanks Judy~









4 comments:

  1. Although......sometimes a big brush can loosen you up with watercolor....or is it just me? ;)

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    1. Absolutely it can for the right sort of painting and size of paper being used....trouble is people get carried away with the ones that are Way Too Big for the job ;) Thanks for pointing this out Robin, I'm going to add your comment into the post for folks :-)

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  2. Good tip! Although Robin has a point. I sometimes start with a big brush and add detail later with a smaller brush. Be careful not to add to much detail and lose the looseness. :)

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    1. Thanks Judy...another good point :-)

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