Like Christmas in May For an Artist
There’s nothing much more fun for an artist than opening the front door and finding a box of wonderful brand new art supplies and tools. Even if it’s a business expense, and you really, really need them, it’s still so exciting to open an art present that you bought for yourself.
There was a sale going on at Art Supply Warehouse and I decided to browse their online catalog. This website almost always has something that’s priced a little bit better than you can find elsewhere, which more than makes up for the shipping. And this means a lot for me, because there are no decent art supply stores around these parts anyway.
I wanted a big, honking brush with soft bristles, and I also wanted a “colour shaper” because I had seen a video where one had been used to spread rather thick paint across a flat surface. Like a resilient squeegee with a long handle. So of course this became an urgent need, a “must have!”
Unfortunately, the descriptions on the website weren’t very detailed, because I wanted to know the exact width of the brush that I chose and couldn’t find it. But I ordered both of them anyway.
When they arrived at my door a few days later and I opened them, I did a little happy dance. They will be perfect for so many things. It’s so satisfying to load up a nice, big, soft brush and make a beautiful stroke of color. I’m usually very cheap with brushes because acrylics are death to them anyway. But sometimes I want a really, really luxurious brush.
Here are my brushes. The brush with bristles is a little over 3-1/2″ wide at the end, and is 14″ long! The colour shaper is 3″ wide and 8-1/2″ long.
Here are the links to these two brushes on the Art Supply Warehouse site:
3″ Colour Shaper (for search purposes, make sure you spell colour with the “u”)
And you’re welcome, Art Supply Warehouse. I did it because I like you, and not because you pay me (which you don’t.)