Monday Motivator: The Contact Point

“…your brush tip is the contact point between the internal and external world”

Jessica Hurd, “One Simple Step To Save Your Brush Tips

Brushes speak different languages, and at varying volumes. A rigger brush with long bristles can whisper across a sheet at pianissimo, but also build up a crescendo. A wide brush sweeps across a sheet with a ta-da-like trumpet call. A scraggly brush with unruly hairs scrawls like a spider, and can get you tangled up into a mess or weave a web to catch an idea. If a painting isn’t working, consider changing the brush(es) you’re using. If you’re in a rut, try using a brush or tool that’s been neglected.

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