Thursday, January 1, 2009

Carol Marine - "Grazing"

Carol Marine - 6x6in. - oil on panel - "Grazing" - bid

Someone asked me today if I use a palette knife. I don't. But what I do ... do, is use crisp, flat brushes. I buy good brushes (lately Silver Bristlon brights - the flats are too long for me) and every time I wash them I wrap them up to keep them flat. Here is a photo of the process. I used to put each brush up in the ... crack of a folded piece of cardboard and clamp the whole thing, but I realized after a while that I get the same results with just the paper towel. I fold the end down so it stays closed on its own.

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