This entry was originally posted on Monday, April 30, 2012

When I started to work small, I discovered not only how satisfying it can be

but that I became a better watercolorist.

Prior to doing these sketches and studies, I had always just used a #6 brush.

For everything.

I wanted to break free from that #6.

Another guideline I gave myself for these small paintings was to use my biggest brush.

My biggest brush at that time was a #12.

What a difference it has made to my painting!

In fact I love using a big brush so much that I have gone even bigger (#30!) for when I do my large pieces.

So pull out that big brush and paint away.

If you don’t have one, be sure to invest in one with a good point.

Leslie Lambert

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