View Full Version : Flat Brush Excersise

05-11-2003, 06:37 PM
Hi all

An excersise with a flat brush..well most of it is!



05-11-2003, 06:59 PM
Very fine result!!!

05-11-2003, 07:06 PM
Henry, I love this pallette... that touch of purple adds drama to your sky. Your brushwork is excellent. What size did you use? The only nit I could have would be the few little floating branches... I wish they were connected to the tree...

05-11-2003, 07:58 PM
Originally posted by CharM
The only nit I could have would be the few little floating branches... I wish they were connected to the tree...

Great sunset Flattwo. I agree with CharM on the branches.

Little Old Lady
05-11-2003, 08:38 PM
It doesn't matter who kind of brushes you use you get a beautiful painting.

05-11-2003, 08:52 PM
Another good one Henry...well done...:)

05-11-2003, 09:03 PM
Thanks all

Char.......dont know the brush number, but its 3/8 ths of an inch wide

The painting is 14x 8 inches approx

I will add another trunk or 2 to connect the branches


William Reents
05-11-2003, 09:04 PM

05-11-2003, 09:20 PM
I think this ranks as one of your better works Flattwo> I like the emotion as well as the rendering.

05-11-2003, 09:27 PM

I love the colors in this! Great work with just one brush!

05-11-2003, 09:27 PM
Nice,........just enough detail.......

05-11-2003, 09:41 PM
Beautiful sunset! I love the colors, and the brushwork.


05-11-2003, 10:09 PM
Thanks, Henry... Did you enjoy using a flat? I paint with flats and angulars in acrylic... I actually prefer the control that I have with them. I bought rounds when I started watercolour. I'm really interested in how you make out with the flats... Brushes are so darn expensive and I'd like to watch and learn before investing any more money into this venture...

05-11-2003, 10:37 PM
Lovely painting Henry. The colour scheme and the brushwork are both excellent.

Char - why don't you use some of your acrylic flat brushes to experiment in with watercolour? After all you can use anything that makes a mark with any medium - there aint no rules Lol

05-12-2003, 08:34 AM
Great result...

05-12-2003, 09:23 AM
Geof... duh... LOL I get wrapped up in rules... I was told by my WC teacher that I could not mix my brushes... I have a wonderful 3/4" angular that I used all the time with my acrylic paints... The control and precision is absolute... I'm doing a painting for the 2003 Guys/Gals challenge and I pulled that brush out to do some shading around the perimiter of a large flower... exactly what I wanted the shadow to look like...

05-12-2003, 02:11 PM

Thanks all

Char..I enjoy using flat brushes, excellent for reflections in water and I chop and change brushes from one medium to the next but never sable for oils or acrylics just the cheaper brushes.

I use good quality 3 inch household decorating brushes for large oils and acrylics and sometimes for watercolour, I have used watercolour brushes for painting in ink...there are no hard and fast rules in my book