What Art Tools Would You Be Lost Without?
This weekend I went on a mission to find what had to be a whole missing box of my favorite tools and other art stuff. There were just too many items missing for them to have been inadvertently tossed out.
Persistence paid off and I found all of them in a big plastic storage bin that I had assumed contained only some family photographs. It turns out that we had utilized that bin to pack these remaining art tools, things that didn’t fall into an easy category. This included some oversized brushes, three brayers, cheap plastic putty knives, and a big zipper bag of my best palette peelings.
So I got to thinking about what my favorite tools are, or the things I really need to get my work done.
I’ll show you mine if you’ll show me yours . . .
Various sizes of brayers, paint rollers, squeegees, putty knives, etc.
In the back of the bin is a big squeegee used for silk screen art. I don’t use it as much as I use these . . .
Squeegees made of mat board. I keep these with the color built up on them for inspiration.
Liquitex No. 18 large palette knife — my favorite painting implement of all. It spreads a smooth layer of thick texture or paint like butter over a large area.
OK. What about you?