I decided to play around and warm up a little with my dagger brush. I had an underwater painting in mind and decided to practice some wavy strokes.
The dagger brush has a nice point and wide base. It takes some getting used to but it’s a fun brush and quite versatile.
My warmup process was:
– Load the brush with paint
– Start at the bottom of the page with just the tip on the paper
– Lightly drag the brush upward making a thin line and then
press down in a rather wavy motion before lifting up and ending the stroke.
Just playing with two colors, Prussian Blue and Burnt Sienna light.
I started out with a very dilute mix of each color…
and worked my way up to darker colors.
Later I moved on to the underwater painting I had in mind. It didn’t turn out as I hoped. I may try again later but for now this little practice piece was a keeper. 😊
I’ve been trying out some new brushes lately. I recently purchased a set of 3 Hake brushes. I’ve only used the 2 inch size which is nice but it has been shedding a bit which I am not liking.
Have you tried out any new brushes lately? What is your favorite go to brush?
I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of what you love.
Until next time, share a smile and shine on!
🌸 Patty Anne 🌸