Bob's Quick Guide to Brushes!


Painters - watch this short video about paint brushes. It's a very quick 

guide about brushes and how I select the brushes for my work. So, 

here are some hints and advice that works for me.

  • Choose brushes from an art store. Numbered brush sizes are meaningless to me. I'd rather hold the brush and feel the weight and brush hairs.
  • Natural hair holds a large amount of liquid and pigment. Great for watercolor.
  • Synthetic tends to be for moving paint around - commonly used for acrylic and oil paint.
  • Flat verses round. I paint mostly with large round brushes because I can paint, sketch and draw with the same brush.
  • For large painted areas or "cutting in" straight, sharp edges, I use the wide flat style.
  • Thanks to a photo of Henri Matisse, I extend my brushes using tree branches. It keeps me painting loosely - plus for hand grip and comfort, I form a thicker handle with tape. My hand is more relaxed, and doesn't crimp or lock up.

Use Bigger Brushes!


Don't forget. Watch the video!


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Bob's Quick Guide to Brushes " video


Bob's Quick Guide to Brushes


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Robert Burridge
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