on brushing up.

Over the last few years of trying to teach myself to urban sketch and dabble in watercolour, I’ve bought a good assortment of brushes. Not good brushes. Economical brushes to align with my learning status.

I had to go to the art store this evening with a supply list for the painting class I registered in. One of the items on the list was brushes. Good brushes. Artist brushes to align with the quality of painting I expect we’ll aspire towards.

I now have three good brushes that together likely cost more than than thirty cheap brushes I’ve been using since I started this watercolour adventure. For all my words on skill versus equipment, there is some advantage to using good brushes, good paints and good paper. I suspect I’m about to get a solid lesson in just that.