Over the years I’ve found that less is better, simple is stronger.

One of the ways I’ve simplified my own way of painting is to cut down on the number of brushes I use. Just a few large brushes, (1″ or so), has really made painting more interesting for me. This improves my outcome by:

  • having a less cluttered work space
  • no more wasting time looking for which brush I had just used for an area in a painting
  • increasing the loose quality of my work
  • and spending less time cleaning brushes

One person I’ve come across, who has a wonderful touch with a large brush, is Australian artist Colley Whisson. Below is a link to one of his many YouTube demonstrations





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