Tuesday, January 11, 2011
WORTH IT, TOTALLY WORTH IT
The first painting was done two weeks ago and the second painting was done last night. Since the first painting I bought some new (read: heinously expensive) brushes and you can pretty much consider my mind blown. They were worth every penny! It appears half the frustrations I have with oil painting were almost entirely the fault of the shitty, shitty hard bristle brushes I've been using. They were SO scratchy and kept me from imbuing any sort of nice painterly quality. They blended when I didn't want them too, sucked up paint but never spit it out, and because of them I needed to use a crazy amount of medium to make the paint workable.