Saturday, August 18, 2012

Da Vinci Flat Brush and Painting

With this one, I don't think I'd win any ribbons but I sure had fun playing with this brush that created it!

The brush I used is one of the Da Vinci Cosmotop Spint Flat Wash brushes which is only about an inch wide (the smallest they offer).  Perfect for the size paintings I enjoy doing.

I saw this brush on Brenda Swenson's DVD and immediately sent off for one.

I have the Sterling Edward's smallest bristle flat I love using for special effects but was wanting a similar size brush made with the softer synthetic fibers.
This brush holds water and paint nicely.  It creates crisp edges, which I really like.  And it feels nice in the hand.

Trying to see what it could do, I painted this little scene entirely with the flat.  The only other brush I used was a 3/8" angular flat for lifting - creating the sapling in front of the larger tree, rocks, moon, and the reflection of the moon.

The texture on the tree was using the davinci brush lifting some pigment and dropping darker pigment in other areas.

Painted on a 5 x 7" block of Fabriano Artistico 140lb Cold Press

Daniel Smith - Sap Grn, Fr Ultra, Bt Sienna, Bt Umber and a touch of Hansa Yellow.



WWendi said...

This is an insanely GORGEOUS painting, with such a luminous quality!!!!!!

Now you've done it!! I have to go check out this cool new brush!!!

Susan Bronsak said...

Wendi........thank you!! (BIG grin) That brush is cool and my new Stillman and Birn journal is really nice.

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