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Watercoloring

Posted on: September 19, 2013

I have dabbled with watercolor before, back in school and when making little crafts for swaps. When I got a free high quality watercolor brush from a training at work I thought I might do some more watercolor studies which I previewed in the previous post. While I am satisfied with what I came out with I was kind of disappointed in the brush.

This is my new brush, an Escoda Prado series in a size 10 Filbert.

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It is quite different and more stately than the rest in my collection.

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And it is a different shape than what I have used in the past. The feel of the brush was pretty great and the hair felt great too. But my problem was that it was too absorbent for what I want to do with my watercolors. I like to splash them around and flick the paint off the brush which was a lot harder to do when it did not want to leave the brush! I still like the feel of it and think it is great for laying down washed and doing more detailed work, but when I want drips and splatters I am still going to go back to my cheapies.

I am working on uploading the watercolors I have done in my new Society 6 store (see link in sidebar) and will continue playing around with it in the future.

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1 Response to "Watercoloring"

Good review on the brush! And I think you’re being quite honest. It must be a relief that you could try the expensive brush without spending the money for it. Enjoy your cheap brushes:-)
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