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.
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.