For this video, I was provided with brushes from Lebenzon Paintbrushes. (coupon code below).
Often we start a painting with a beautiful first layer, and then freeze, uncertain as to how to bring out the details and pull the painting to a finished stage without overworking the painting. If you are trying to figure out how to keep from overworking that beautiful loose first layer, this video will offer some solutions that you can apply to your own painting process. Watch especially for ways to repeat elements through your painting to create balance, to take your time, and use a light touch with your paintbrush. I find that the longer I work on a painting, the more I need to observe more and paint less; the painting may take longer, but I’m actually spending less time touching the paper, and more time evaluating and pausing through the process.
Make sure to watch to the end as I have a conversation with the brush maker, Tracy Lebenzon. You’ll be intrigued by his artisanal process for creating these unique “magic wands!”
Lebenzon Paintbrushes are individually handmade from natural or synthetic fibers in a manner similar to sumi-e calligraphy brushes. There is so much to love about the manufacturing process, the care and attention to detail that Tracy Lebenzon puts into his brushes.
If you like the look of these beautiful handmade brushes, you can view the full catalogue and place your order here: https://lebenzon-paintbrushes.com/
****Use code “Angela” to save 20% off your order!
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Brush: The brush I’m using in this video is the Large Goat/Synthetic Blend found here: https://bit.ly/32Ts0vx (use code Angela to save 20%)
Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolors: Aussie Red Gold, Moonglow, Quinacridone Sienna: http://bit.ly/2Z9jEQG
Holbein Mineral Violet: http://bit.ly/2IUthcP
Paper: Arches cold press 300 lb http://bit.ly/33q31OT
My palette is made by Robax: https://bit.ly/31UmrOu