Sunday, April 27, 2008
The Brush Project
HERE are my brushes!! I was embarrassed to find that the link I put in yesterday's post, saying I was busy doing this, *popped up on 'paintings prints and stuff' - Vivien Blackburn's blog where she posted this project (*hey, how do you do that?) - and I couldn't work out how to remove it. So, here they are - they really are fun to draw...lots of different textures on small areas. I messed up the shadow on the right side, it slanted away from the bristle end to the back, and mine goes too straight with a bend inwards. I used pen and Peat Brown W&N ink, and Higgins black ink, and a few soft watercolour washes in places, on a Schoellershammer Aquarelle block that I think I've had for about 30 years! The two brushes on the left I've had forever too, I don't think I've ever used the one on top, but it's pretty.