Careful choice of brush can deliver better value for money. We cannot all afford to part with £100 for each size 12 brush that we want, but there are some excellent alternatives which cost much less.
Category Archive: Painting
It had never occurred to me that my solution to discovering how much paint is delivered by watercolour brushes was also an essential tool for your local dope pedlar.
I decided that any method based on painting a wash out would be too erratic, and not give reproducible results.
Sophisticated colour artwork alone does not make a comic great, just as the many millions spent on recent movies cannot make them as great as Dreyer’s masterpieces.
Given that, for decent quality watercolour brushes, there is a tenfold or greater range in price for any given size, the time has surely come to make more informed choice.
From the early years of landscape painting as a genre in its own right, artists have used it to depict the awe-inspiring but fascinating horrors of the sublime.
Proving the date of origin of anything electronic – for patent or copyright purposes, perhaps – has been well nigh impossible. But that has now changed.
Because these landscape elements are constrained within the overall work, the artist has complete control over them, something reflected in their reading too. Such cameo landscapes are never awe-inspiring, but subjugate to the whole.
I am going to try getting inside the artistic imagination of important landscape painters, and discovering the vision that each had of the landscape. Here are some hors d’oeuvres.
We should refer to European and not French Impressionism, although prior to about 1880 the hub of the movement was certainly Paris.