BRUSHES - from the Studio Skills Series of what they didn't teach in art school. A single subject book about every aspect of the artist's most intimate tool. From picking the best brush from the pile to the uses for the different shapes and hairs and to care for your investment so it doesn't leave hairs in your wet paint; the BRUSHES book guides you a successful understanding of your studio tools. More
The Art Bootcamp's Studio Skills Series is the sort of insider training you only learn in the big studios. BRUSHES - A Complete Guide To Artist's Brushes leads off with an in-depth examination of the tool that connects the artist's eye, brain and heart to the canvas.
How do you pick a good brush from the confusion in the art store? BRUSHES shows quality is seldom based on price. And what are those different shapes for? Did you know there's a brush shape designed especially for apply dark colors? It's in the book; along with how to care for your brushes so they don't turn on you in the middle of a painting, shedding hairs into the wet paint.
BRUSHES examines every aspect of artist's brushes -- there's even a weird trick for restoring badly splayed synthetic brushes. You won't believe it until you try it.
With fifty years of working in studios, along with writing a number of instructional books for major New York publishers under his belt, Rob Howard has developed a reputation for being the go-to guy for all art related questions. He's packed all that knowledge into a no-nonsense book that will insure you will know more about brushes than your teachers ever did.