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Fancy Brushes

Post  TheWade on Fri May 29, 2009 11:00 pm

Hey Scott, you posted here awhile back about some fancy brushes you were using that made a big difference. I can't seem to find the post so can you tell me what they are again?

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Re: Fancy Brushes

Post  ScottRadom on Fri May 29, 2009 11:51 pm

Two top of the line brushes, Winsor and Newton series 7 and Raphael 8404 range.

Both equal quality, but the firmness of the bristles (or SNAP!) is more firm on the Raphael brushes, and I prefer those. If you're planning on lots of freehand stuff the WNs7 might be prefferable. I don't know whaere in Calgary they sell them but a store called "Descartes" I think in Edmonton at West Ed. Mall sells them I think.

Are you gonna be a painting man now! Nicely done sir!

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Post  TheWade on Sat May 30, 2009 1:00 am

I am NOT a painting guy!

I paint so I can play...but I've experimented with a wet palette and I'm finding things look a lot better. I'm tired of the crap GW brushes so I figure I'll start at the top.

There's an art store just down the street from my place, I'm going to start there I spose.

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Post  ScottRadom on Sat May 30, 2009 10:49 pm

Whichever route you go I'd get a 1,0, and 3/0 set.

The way natural sable brushes and any synthetic or synthetic blend brush apply paint is really quite a difference. It sounds like BS until you try the two.

Wade, are you thinning you're paints much now? I'd start at 1:1 water and go from their. It makes a big difference amigo!

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Post  TheWade on Sun May 31, 2009 10:42 am

I am! I am!

No more painting directly from the pot...I like the results a lot.

Now if only I could sit at a table with a paintbrush in hand and not be in horrible pain in 30 minutes life would be good.

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Post  TheWade on Fri Jun 05, 2009 4:34 pm

So I got me some fancy brushes.

What would you recommend in terms of maintenance? How do I keep them pristine?

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Post  ScottRadom on Fri Jun 05, 2009 7:09 pm

I use a brand of liquid brush sopa called Monal Lisa Pink soap. Wash your brush as usual, then put some soap on the pallete and scrub your brush against the pallete with the soap. You should see some stuff come out, no matter how well you cleaned your brush. Then I wash it in water again then I use the soap to form my brush in a point and put it away!

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