It's Monday again. Another start to a very busy week ahead. Every single day of the coming week has things going on. I can't get into it. It's all just too much stuff.
With all the things I have to do, guess what I DID do? Yes, I painted. It's just this short of amazing. Where did I find the time? How did I get myself to the studio to do anything? Maybe since I rearranged things, and made the space comfortable, colorful and cozy it draws me there. Has to be it.
The photos of last year's CSA shares of produce and flowers is dwindling. I've used almost all of them. Thankfully, I find great compositions in the detail areas that make for good work. This time I chose these color packed tomatoes for this painting.
Now take a look at one of the newest brushes I bought. It's a pricey Isabey watercolor brush in a size I didn't have. Everyone raves about these brushes. I really don't know why. I'm not that happy using it.
When wet it holds plenty of water. I usually use more color and less water, so I remove water by turning it against a sponge, then I go for color and paint. That's the part I don't like. The brush gets mushy. There is no spring. It becomes a flat, wet mess and goes no where. I should've taken a photo of that. I paid all that money for a stupid, horrible, flat mess of a brush.
I might write the company a letter of complaint, I am that annoyed.
Okay, Windsor&Newton sable brushes are untouchable these days, so I guess it's not that bad. But really, it is bad because I spent money on a tool that I hate to use. W&N brushes I already own are wonderful.
Any Isabey brush users out there want to chime in with your thoughts? Come by and leave some in the comments. I can't wait to hear what you think about this brush.