Experimenting with new brushes and techniques
Updated: Nov 14, 2018
On a new track to new art
Since I started studying in 2016 I’ve really enjoyed experimenting with different mediums and checking out what other artists are doing too. I had been watching quite a few artists make their own brushes and I liked the various marks they made. I started doing the same.
I have collected lots of feathers because I love the variety of marks they leave, from fine lines to thicker lines all in the one stroke.
“Feathers leave a variety of marks”
In some of my paintings I have found that using pieces of cloth dipped in acrylic wash made really interesting marks and could cover large areas really quickly. Of course wearing gloves is a really good idea! I even liked the spatters and splashes they made too.
Experimenting is good fun and looking at other artists work is a good idea.