“…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.