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on: October 17, 2011, 08:11:36 AM
I have a selection of brushes I purchased over the years on 'Art Shop-A-Holic' outings. They vary in length and quality. Because I'm choosing to replicate the type & shape of brushes Nolan is using on the 'Tulip Project' I've picked out similar ones. But, I've got a pack of short handled ones as well as the long handled! Which to choose? :-\

I experimented with brush strokes on a clean canvass to see which ones allowed me a 'steady hand'. I discovered the long handled ones held quite away from the canvass seemed better. The small ones seem better for detailed close up work. (Perhaps that's why brushes are long handled in the first place and it never dawned on me   :o)
What do you think? What do you prefer?

While on the subject of brushes, I do seem to prefer the slightly softer ones because they allow blending better.
 
« Last Edit: October 17, 2011, 12:01:45 PM by Topdoginuk »
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Reply #1 on: October 17, 2011, 11:32:47 AM
brushes for quick broad shadings and general work have longer handles. Those for finer detail work have short handles.


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Reply #2 on: October 17, 2011, 12:00:26 PM
 :thankyou: Nolan ;)
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Reply #3 on: October 17, 2011, 12:59:32 PM
I have quite a selection of both, but my favourite are my Kolinsky Sable. They were a gift from my mum, was I shocked!  :o
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Reply #4 on: October 17, 2011, 01:49:32 PM
Long handle brushes are also for painting at a distance so you can view your work at arms length or so as you paint it. FYI  O0
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Reply #5 on: October 18, 2011, 12:58:17 AM
You are quite correct, Thegrindre. It is also to give you better perspective on your work.
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Reply #6 on: October 18, 2011, 06:38:13 AM
Thank you  :thankyou: to TheGrindre & Dennis!
I may make a bunch of 2 metre long brushes now  :2funny:
Yeah, I've enjoyed using 'em.
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Reply #7 on: October 18, 2011, 12:51:17 PM
I think it was either Matisse or Monet who tied his brushes to a broomstick to see how he was painting the large paintings on the go.
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Reply #8 on: October 18, 2011, 01:12:11 PM
I think it was either Matisse or Monet who tied his brushes to a broomstick to see how he was painting the large paintings on the go.
Honestly? Are you kidding? It's so funny that I was thinking similar but with a fishing rod or a garden cane! Perhaps I WILL give it a go sometime just for the fun of it! (I feel a Youtube video coming on!)  :2funny:
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Reply #9 on: October 18, 2011, 02:54:42 PM
Oh, come on, guys... A yardstick is plenty long enough.  :2funny:  :2funny:  :2funny:
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Reply #10 on: October 18, 2011, 03:21:09 PM
Tony, if you do a Youtube on this...I'll buy you a pint.  :beer:
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Reply #11 on: October 23, 2011, 04:28:38 PM
Or make him walk the plank :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
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Reply #12 on: October 23, 2011, 05:36:25 PM
AAaaaaarrgh!   :2funny:  :2funny: Nolan..we need a pirate!  ;D
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Reply #13 on: December 29, 2011, 02:04:21 PM
 ;D


 

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