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on: May 07, 2013, 02:40:12 PM
 :2funny: Can't help this one guys  :2funny:   I saw a video about a year ago where a fellow painted a whole scene with a hake brush....so....there was this one on sale....

Anyway, from what I remember,  ::) it didn't look that difficult...and the brush was on sale...

Well, here is the result. The best part is it only took me about 1/2hr. from beginning to end...maybe that was the problem. Having never had one of these before it was actually quite fun. BUT, its gonna take a lot of practice to get the hang of it. Now you probably won't recognize what it actually is, but if you think you may have seen the video on youtube, let me know. It's supposed to be a misty forest path if that's any help.

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Reply #1 on: May 07, 2013, 02:54:35 PM
 O0 Good job Val.  No, I haven't seen it on You Tube. However, I have looked for a "Hake Brush" in all the local craft stores and nobody can tell me what it is or what it looks like.  Is it just an ordinary 2" flat brush?  Could you explain what it looks like to me please?  Thanks a ton.  Patricia
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Reply #2 on: May 07, 2013, 03:11:29 PM
Here's a photo of my Hake Brush.

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Reply #3 on: May 07, 2013, 03:14:37 PM
Hey Val, your painting looks pretty good! I could tell immediately what it was and you caputured the depth and mistiness well :clap: :clap: :clap: .  Always wanted to get one of those Hake brushes.
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Reply #4 on: May 07, 2013, 03:24:52 PM
Hake - (Japanese haa-kee, but often just hake in English.) A goat hair wash brush.

http://www.turnersartshop.co.uk/roberson-hake-wash-brush-2-3879-p.asp
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Reply #5 on: May 07, 2013, 03:31:25 PM
 :thankyou: :thankyou:  Val and Ray for the information and photo of the Hake brush.  Now at least I know what to look for.  Thanks a ton, I really appreciate it.  Patricia
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Reply #6 on: May 07, 2013, 06:21:53 PM
Thanks Denise, I've never tried using a brush this big before. It certainly makes painting quick!  ;D   This may be the answer to my paintalongs....with a brush this size....I just might be able to keep up with Dennis!  :heeha:    :2funny:
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Reply #7 on: May 07, 2013, 10:48:49 PM
love this painting val  :yippee:   you can certainly see what it is, looking forward to the next lesson with dennis even more now  :yippee:
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Reply #8 on: May 08, 2013, 02:20:35 AM
Thanks Jenny, if nothing else it was a serious lesson in water control....apparently I have none!  :boat:   The whole thing is done wet in wet. I was a bit paranoid about the paper drying out too quick, so you might say I got a bit carried away with the 'wet' part.  :whistle: Had to line the support on the easel with towels so it wouldn't run on the carpet, you can ask Pat about paint on carpets!  :heeha:
I'll have to practice with this brush a bit more before I attempt another painting with it.  ;D
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Reply #9 on: May 08, 2013, 04:25:30 AM
 8)  Another thing on my wish list!!!
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Reply #10 on: May 08, 2013, 04:50:32 AM
Val--Great to see this painting.  Funny, I just bought three Hake brushes of different sizes from Amazon (very cheap--about $10 for all three) and want to try them when putting in a large background.


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Reply #11 on: May 08, 2013, 07:04:03 AM
 :surrender: :oops: Sorry Lillian...didn't mean to add to your expenses.  >:D

Lynn, good deal on those brushes. I think I paid almost that for the one.  :eek: Some people shop for clothes, appliances, gadgets....when I get down I hit the art shop!  :cost: Ah well, cheered me up anyway.  :) Are you going to use them with w/c? I'll be interested to hear how they work for you in whatever medium  :D Good luck!
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Reply #12 on: May 08, 2013, 07:21:47 AM
NICE Val! I have been using mine in Dennis' most recent live lessons. At least for wetting the background. It was new for me too. And I love it. So soft. I should run up and measure mine, it looks a little wider than yours. Yikes! Mine is a 3". I think my water control is more even and a lot faster. You can keep adding in a bit more water while you're laying in the trickier edges with a smaller brush. But I really don't recall if I used it for adding paint to the bg, and certainly didn't paint the whole thing with it! :heeha:  Thanks for posting this.
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Reply #13 on: May 08, 2013, 09:45:26 AM
I failed to mention...this is also the first time I've tried using w/c with the paper almost completely vertical. Sure was a rush...in more ways than one!  ;D
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Reply #14 on: May 09, 2013, 07:58:54 AM
Gee, Val, with that brush, you won't only keep up, but will be done before Dennis is!!   :2funny:

Your pic is great...I sure know what it is, and turned out pretty awesome for your first try.  Good job, Lady!!  Hey...no cauliflowers!!  WhooooHooo.
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