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Old 02-14-2020, 07:08 AM
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Re: Straight lines

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I don't use a special brush. I use an L-profile (instead of a Mahlstick), so I can make paint lines as well as curved lines.
Hi Mark!
So, an L-Profile, like an aluminium angle bar? They can be very useful.
I have a couple that I use for gridding up big pictures, if they are the same thing...
But I'm not understanding what you mean about not using a "special brush".
Are you just drawing thicker lines?
I don't understand "curved lines" with an L-profile either, because its straight?

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Old 02-15-2020, 02:50 AM
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Re: Straight lines

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Hi Mark!
So, an L-Profile, like an aluminium angle bar? They can be very useful.
I have a couple that I use for gridding up big pictures, if they are the same thing...
But I'm not understanding what you mean about not using a "special brush".
Are you just drawing thicker lines?
I don't understand "curved lines" with an L-profile either, because its straight?

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I just use my regular paint brush, using a plastic L-profile (I got the idea when I worked in a factory where they produced these profiles - PVC window frames - and all I could do was thinking of painting ).

When you use a mahlstick, it sometimes acts as a pivoting head and every small move of your hand is increased and magnified.
Unlike a tilting L-profile which has a large supporting surface, and is much more steady in use.
Moreover you can put templates or self-cut acetate/paper stencils into the inside of the profile to paint curved lines.

Since I paint thinly, I never had problems with wet paint underneath, and if necessary, you may raise the ends of the profile. You still keep 2 rigid supporting points.







Don't forget to tilt the profile (mostly up to the ferrule of the brush).
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Old 02-15-2020, 03:20 AM
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Re: Straight lines

A picture is worth a thousand words!
Thanks for posting those, I see exactly what you mean.
I will see what kind of PVC profiles are available locally, the drawback with my aluminium ones is weight, because they're kind of long and unwieldy.
I never would have thought of the tilting aspect, that is a good idea.
I have sometimes used the French Curves, though.
Lovely paintings on your site, BTW


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Thank you for your reply. solves a huge problem I've been strugglibg with, especially the cardboard.
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