Water brush yes or no?

Before I begun to play with watercolor painting 3 months ago, I spent a huge amount of time looking for the right supply. Not really cheap and questionable quality, it would increase my respect or fear of the wet technique. But not really expensive, because I didn’t know if or how long I would stay with watercolor. Finally I decided for the White nights of 12, and two round brushes 6 and 12.

However, I was fascinated by the possibilities that the market offers. Possibilities I couldn’t even imagine until I saw them! Because I wasn’t interested in brushes and paints before, I suddenly felt like Alice behind the mirror. So many temptations struggled with my fear. But you already know what won 🙂

Among all those miracles, I also met a water brush. It caught my curiosity, but I didn’t felt like I must to have it.

Then, it started to warm up outside, and I thought about painting in the fresh air. Not that I planned to paint landscapes! I rather liked the idea of sitting outside somewhere in the shade of a big tree and putting my fantasies or exercises on paper in the middle of green.

Trying to connect dream with reality, I was bothered by the idea of two water glasses there and operating with them. So I came back to the water brush.

And you know what? I love it! I didn’t expect it, but it’s true. The water brush met my expectation of painting in the shade of trees, but there is much more.

Due to the water tank, the brush body is more robust and fits better in my oversized hand. I may also have a fine motor skills disorder, but this brush gives me a feel of control over what I paint. Finally!

I love to hold my water brush not because of the water it contains, but because of the amount of material I can lean on. In fact, I still use a small glass of water even outside. It doesn’t get dirty so quickly, so the water brush saves paint consumption as a result, which is another benefit.

For painting of a large area I can still use a common brush, because a bigger size of brush brings a thicker holder.

Someone once told me that I had the character of a researcher. But he didn’t tell me that I would use this skill even for choosing painting supplies. I’m not easy for life 🙂

The painting above is made by water brush in the middle of beautiful old park nearby. Just exercise how to paint strawberries, the first attempt.

Hope you’ve had some nice excitement too, regardless the corona status.

Love, Ivana

4 thoughts on “Water brush yes or no?

    1. Sable brush? Wow! That must be extra fine hair brush! One day, perhaps, I’ll grow up for it 🙂
      Your daughter lives in Europe? Which country? I’m sitting just in the middle of Europe, in the Czech Republic 🙂

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