In no other medium is it quite so important to understand the nature of the various brushes which can be used, as it is in oil painting.
This is a rich and exciting medium and not to fully exploit its potential would be to miss a fulfilling experience; which is why the different natures of brushes need to be fully appreciated.
This detailed and basic guide to brushes that can be exploited in oil painting is essential in helping you to understand them and how their role in the traditional layering technique in oil painting comes into its own.
Paul leads you through a basic selection of brushes, both stiff and soft. He explains in detail their characteristics; before moving on to show how these directly affect the brushstroke and resultant paint qualities.
And finally.............you are offered a detailed guide on how to care for your brushes -- working on the maxim that "Prevention is better than cure."
Use this tutorial in co-ordination with the various Painting Topical Tips, Problem Solvers, Colour Mixing etc. so that you can enjoy the experience of working on the series of Lessons that cover oil painting in 'Learn To Enjoy Painting' and so on.
Follow the links as you watch this tutorial; which will take you through to other relevant tutorials are they are made and uploaded.
Not only is Equipment Focus a stand-alone series; it also links in to the many painting tutorials in 'Art Workshop With Paul'.
Artist and Author Paul Taggart has worked with people who paint for pleasure, whether as a pursuit or as professionals. Over the forty plus years that he has done so, it has been his policy to share as much information as possible - for he passionately believes that everyone is given the chance to develop. Each episode of 'Painting Equipment Focus' concentrates on one painting tool and shows how to best exploit it.
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