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Artists’ Brushes
A good brush – what makes you love it? Have you ever stopped to consider how your favourite brush came to be in you hand? The making of a brush is a skilled craft, even on a mass production level. An expert brush maker rarely trims the pointed ends o
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Beyond Paradise
One of the highlights of my annual painting workshop at Daku Resort in Fiji is to enjoy the tropical vegetation and beautiful flowers. My favourite is the hibiscus which comes in a fantastic array of colour combinations with some flowers even being t
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Materials and Equipment – Part 2
Ok, in the last article we got through three of the main hand tools necessary to draw in freehand. To re-cap these are: Staedtler Mars Lumograph 2B drafting pencils, a stock of vinyl erasers cut into strips and wrapped in paper, and a surgically clea