Category Archives: paint brush

New Moon

New Moon, New Journal. I love it when that happens… Parvati is starting this journal. Inked, and wouldn’t you know it after a couple years I decided to change the ink in my Metro and so she is drawn in … Continue reading

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Tools: Painting with Ink

Inktober and two new purchases pushed me even further into playing with just inks, or mostly inks, instead of watercolor. Today I write about my first month of using inks in a painterly way… and that means I am moving … Continue reading

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Tools: Water-Brushes and Pigmented Brushes

I don’t use water brushes except in two places — I keep them by the side of the bed (I am an insomniac, so also have a sketch pad and travel watercolors) and when in the field. Don’t forget, these … Continue reading

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May Sketches: Heading Into Surgery

Tough week, as I head into my LAST surgery for kidney stones. At a client meeting in Washington, I painted a bit with my feet up. The moon looked full out our window early morning. We have names for our … Continue reading

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Good Question of the Week: Desert Island Brush Choice

Originally posted on Citizen Sketcher:
A person taking my Craftsy.com People in Motion class recently asked a classic question in a creative way. “Hi Marc. I’m enjoying your course and so great to see you demonstrating your techniques after following…

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Brushes: Stippling and Sprays

A last minute memory of having a stipple brush I rarely used with acrylics; I searched for it in my box of things not used.  I tested it with watercolors.  The stipple brush with fairly wet watercolors (upper left cobalt … Continue reading

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Brushes: Moving to Watercolor

The brushes I use with watercolor are very different from the brushes I use when painting with acrylics. When painting with acrylic, my life revolves around flats with an occasional liner or small round for detail. When I started out, … Continue reading

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