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So, thàt’s what the long hair brushes are for!

I use the liners only for painting grass.
I mix 3 or 4 different shades of green (my favorite green is made by yellow & black in stead of yellow & blue) and I heavily liquidize the seperate mixes with a lot of medium.
Then, with quick movements, I strike every single blade on the canvas.

This is a part of the painting with the Gooseberries, I talked about in the previous journal


  • Charlie Mclenahan
    Charlie Mclenahan12 months ago

    I know this brush as a rigger brush as it was used to paint the delicate rigging on tall ships

  • Once I saw a wonderful way to paint thin lines or rigging. It was done with a thread soaked in very liquid paint. Then the thread was tight laid over the wanted spot (over the whole painting and tied on the back), but kept away from the surface a few millimeters with help of 2 pencils, or so. Now the painter took the thread between thumb and finger, pulled it away from the painting and at the end of the ‘elasticity’ he released the thread.
    Now there was a perfect line on the painting. The best part was; Because of the ‘splash’ there were tiny little hairs around the line, just like a real rigging.

    – Patricia Van Lubeck

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesor12 months ago

    Wonderful!! :)