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Old 04-12-2012, 05:38 PM
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Re: The filbert brush

I think bristle filberts can make some nice marks and I use them in underpaintings. For most all the rest of the work I use synthetic flats. I won't use synthetic filberts.
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Re: The filbert brush

I use synthetic brushes almost exclusively for my work. Early on, I noticed that my flats somehow seemed to become more useful as they became older, and I realized that it was because the corners of the flat brush were becoming less pronounced, and more rounded like a filbert.

I therefore concluded that I should buy filberts new, rather than waiting for my flats to become so used as to have rounded corners, so lately I've been doing that.

Although I find large flats be be very useful for roughing in my underpaintings, and for painting large, flat areas such as skies and water, I use my filberts for nearly everything else.

Clouds, flower petals, large leaves, the facial features of portraits, are some of the uses to which I put my filbert brushes.

I paint details with various sizes of rounds.
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Re: The filbert brush

I second the aforementioned comment, my reasons for buying more filberts. Also, I like how filberts load-up and the textures left. I really appreciate the durability & quality of Robt Simmons Signet bristles for my pein air work ..They really last!
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Re: The filbert brush

Glad to hear from all the filbertists
I see that people can use the filbert without leaving the characteristic filbert stroke (which I dislike)
Perhaps I should play with one again at some point. But I seem to get the results I want without using one.
So we will see.
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Glad to hear from all the filbertists
I see that people can use the filbert without leaving the characteristic filbert stroke (which I dislike)
Perhaps I should play with one again at some point. But I seem to get the results I want without using one.
So we will see.

I'm not sure which of the great philosophers coined this one, but I agree with it: "If it aint broke, don't fix it." Maybe it's in the book of Proverbs. In any case... even though there are many of us who like filberts, you won't find a one of us who thinks your art suffers for the lack of filberts, so I see no reason for you to break your routine!
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Re: The filbert brush

I really enjoy my filbert brushes because I can use it for so many different styles of application, using all of the edges. Of course, maybe that is because I started out with filberts and round brushes! Anyway, just my few cents worth.
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