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David Dowbyhuz
08-05-2002, 11:22 AM
If you could have only ONE brush, what would it be?

I would chose a #4 red sable filbert.

(I haven't hit "submit" yet, but I already see this is a pretty odd thing to consider. Maybe you could answer what's the one brush you would never give up. That maybe more what I mean ... ) :confused:

Wayne Gaudon
08-05-2002, 12:53 PM
It changes .. 4 months ago it would have been the liner brush .. then the knife, and now it would be a square with size depending on the size of painting ..

djstar
08-06-2002, 02:07 AM
#8 boar bristle, nice and skinny and pointy.
dj*

ArtistEnigma
08-06-2002, 03:10 AM
a big ass dollar store boar bristle brush.

after that I would move to finger painting.

timelady
08-06-2002, 04:24 AM
For oil painting: a #12 filbert hoghair.

For acrylic painting: a #10 flat cheap China hoghair. :)

Tina.

hblenkle
08-06-2002, 05:15 AM
number 8 filbert artisan
harold

artbabe21
08-06-2002, 06:54 PM
A #6 filbert

Cathleen~

impressionist2
08-06-2002, 07:27 PM
A size 10 or 12 Yarka Kolinsky sable, with it's famous needle-like point.
Flattens out for broad strokes, and just about obeys every command.

Renee

Luis Guerreiro
08-06-2002, 08:30 PM
Definitely:

One #12 Chunking Bristle Filbert

Luis

jen1118
08-07-2002, 11:30 AM
A short bodied #3 red sable filbert.

paintfool
08-07-2002, 11:37 AM
We've had this discussion before and the filberts always win, hands down. Love my filberts. :)

arourapope
08-07-2002, 01:10 PM
My knife. :)

Luis Guerreiro
08-07-2002, 02:56 PM
Originally posted by paintfool
We've had this discussion before and the filberts always win, hands down. Love my filberts. :)

HE HE HE! :D
Very true... Filberts are very smart and versatile.
Trends do change though. Years ago, rounds seemed to be preferred.

Luis

Luis Guerreiro
08-07-2002, 02:58 PM
Originally posted by aurorapope
My knife. :)

What type? Kitchen? Swiss Army? :D
Only kidding...
I thought you would prefer a knife, knowing your extraordinary work over at the Abstracts Forum.
Very good and well done stuff.

Luis :)

Leopoldo1
08-07-2002, 03:12 PM
#8 Hog bristle filbert. Can do pretty much with it!.....L

nam26b
08-07-2002, 03:54 PM
I prefer the slightly smoother synthetic brushes to regular hog bristles. I'd say a mid-sized filbert, though, too.

Nathan

jocelynsart
08-07-2002, 06:10 PM
I use mostly a #10 round that comes to a point. Faux sable for watercolour portraits. Could not tell you the brand. Usually around $22. I could live with one. It does backgrounds and down to fine detail and I tend to use one mostly anyway.
Joss

coulter
08-07-2002, 07:54 PM
between a #4 bright and a #12 filbert, both boar bristle. It's funny, a couple of months ago, I wouldn't have thought you could pry my #2 sable out of my hands. I HAD to use that one. Now, I only use it for details and even then rarely...hmm.

Leopoldo1
08-07-2002, 08:56 PM
Originally posted by coulter
between a #4 bright and a #12 filbert, both boar bristle. It's funny, a couple of months ago, I wouldn't have thought you could pry my #2 sable out of my hands. I HAD to use that one. Now, I only use it for details and even then rarely...hmm.

coulter, interesting progression, a loosening up! I followed those same footsteps. I think it comes from wanting to draw (the small smooth sable brush fits that perfectly) rather than freeing oneself by getting to the task of painting!.......L

coulter
08-07-2002, 09:28 PM
Originally posted by Leopoldo


coulter, interesting progression, a loosening up! I followed those same footsteps. I think it comes from wanting to draw (the small smooth sable brush fits that perfectly) rather than freeing oneself by getting to the task of painting!.......L

Exactly! I did mistype though (I just went and looked) it's a number 10 filbert. I HAVE a 12, which I got out just now, but I don't know, looks kinda big for detail work. (just kidding)

I followed those same footsteps... L

Wow, that's inspiring. Thanks

Mark

Kevin
08-07-2002, 10:19 PM
A #8 bristle flat. Big enough to keep you from getting too picky, and a good size for working on small and medium -sized canvases. Anyway, you would still have ten more (I hope) tools, -- your fingers! :evil:

guillot
08-08-2002, 09:21 AM
Definitely the #8 hog bristle filbert!!

Tina

N2ART
08-08-2002, 10:41 AM
#8 red sable flat. If I could have another one it would be a #12 sable filbert.