Anatomy of a (Halliday) brush…

Brushes for oil paint

Here’s a rather scruffy line up! These may look worn, or indeed downright unworkable brushes. Nothing could be further from the truth, in fact I relish their mature state as it can give me the desired brushwork that a crispy new one would not (I particularly like the fourth one from the left for tighter detailing!) They are all, apart from the second in on the right, flat head shape when new. Alas there will be a moment when they will be truly useless, but until then I’ll squeeze every last drop of life out of them! In my next post I’ll show some details of my paintings to explain further…

 

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