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Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Double ended brush


I might have mentioned this before.....or did I only 'think' about doing this particular post item!?!

Anyway, bear with me  - Here's one of my cheap brushes, I wouldn't recommend doing this with expensive Sables!, but this particular brush comes in handy for so many different areas of a painting...


I sharpened the other end of it with a pencil sharpener...






when I need to add some trees, fences, posts etc. to a landscape

just turn the brush round -
you don't have to go searching for 
the right tool, you have it there already



Depending on the effect you want ...

   If you go straight in on the wet paint (as with the example above) you get
a darker outline (basically the paint fills in the lines you have drawn)
 If I had waited a bit longer I could have got a whiter outline 


A useful brush to have if you are out and about painting and want to
keep your supplies to a minimum

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19 comments:

  1. You are so clever Ann. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
    Best wishes Molly

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    1. Thanks Molly - have a good mid-week yourself :)

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  2. What a great idea Ann...I'm on my way to find a cheap brush :-))

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  3. you may have just invented a new art product! Thanks for sharing your neat 'tip'.

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  4. Hi Jane

    Hi Christine

    Glad you both like this idea - Let me know if you try this and how you get on with it.

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  5. Very clever, Ann! I'll see which brush I can give this treatment!

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  6. What a great idea ~ you are so creative ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

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  7. Hi Judy, Lori and Carol - glad you like this idea :)

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  8. Sure beats having to look for my twig. Love this idea. Thanks,

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  9. Ann, great minds must think alike! lol I did the same thing to one of the brushes I take plein air painting. It works well.

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    1. So glad to know that you do this as well Joan.....it really works well doesn't it. :)

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  10. What a cool idea! I use toothpicks in the very little bit of painting that I do...but your tool is way better. Good tip.

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    1. I like the toothpick idea, Thanks annie!

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  11. That's a completely new idea to me and I can see how it would work differently depending upon how wet or dry the paint is. As they say, the best ideas are the simplest; I can't wait to try it Ann!

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    1. Thanks Jerry, it's nice to pass an idea on :)

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