|'Reach for the Sky' 8x15 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
I was poking around in the bag section (I can't help it but I am addicted to bags and shoes) when Michael came over to me with a bag of paintbrushes. At first glance I thought they were just junky cheap brushes although I'd be happy with those too. But upon closer inspection I could see through the plastic that they were good brushes! And the price was even better.....just 20 cents for the bag. It turns out that there were 31 brushes of various sizes and types including some sables and other really nice quality brushes. I could tell they were well loved and cared for. Twenty cents!!!
|20 cents for the lot!|
I had to use one for today's painting. I decide to use one of the cheaper bristle brushes to do an alcohol wash underpainting. Using one of my California reference photos and a scrap of Uart paper. I blocked in some Eucalyptus trees using Derwent Inktense sticks.
|The block in stage|
|After the alcohol wash|
I need to spend some time organizing the brushes to see what I have. I feel good that I am now their owner. I'd like to think that their previous ownerwho took such good care of them would be happy.