This is a favourite of our landscape artists.
This is a brush with unique properties which can be used a tool for painting winter and summer trees. The concept is that the bristles are equal length and constructed into a circular form so that the paint pigment can be used as a drybrush technique or used with fairly wet pigment washes to paint summer trees. Using each technique, the brush is rotated, to release the pigment onto the paper.
For many of us achieving special effect, i.e Foliage on trees can prove difficult. The hollow centre, unusual in design makes trees ‘appear’ before your eyes.
“The concept of the brush is that all the bristles are level and are splayedin a circular form. The pigment is taken up on the tips of the bristles and transferred to the paper by holding the brush at 45 degrees before gentlytransferring the pigment in the form of an arc to produce the shape of the tree, turning the brush as you proceed. I find that when I do a workshopthat the participants generally place the brush directly onto the paper, when I explain and they understand the concept they produce some lovely work.