"How To's" post, sharing a bit of what i have learned along the way on the 3 year journey to grow as an artist to meet the next season in life! With that said, I make no claim to be an expert; simply sharing what have learned along this journey. What works for me and yes, what doesn't
1. Rosemary & Co. Brushes. I am not just saying this, they seriously have enhanced my ability to paint tenfold. Everyone has their favorite brushes. These are mine. Look at "Painters Paradise" here, I layed certain brushes in places that I might have applied their use. Another key, that i ALWAYS say to students, I do NOT want to look at your painting and know exactly what brush you used to paint it... they are TOOLS not crutches. A good brush frees you up to paint. Every brush picture shared here, is a Rosemary & Co. Brush.
THIS is a NEW, I haven't tried this Rosemary &Co. new line yet, but asap i am going to! Its a synthetic, that I think will be affordable, especially for the beginner. NOTHING can replace having proper tools. Painting is hard enough without working against yourself, by not giving yourself every available advantage. This spoken by a single mom, who has had to make every penny count. I learned years ago, the investment goes further buying the best you can afford, verses saving pennies on cheap replacements for the best.
|Ivory Long Flats|
|Masters Series 279 Long Flats|
These fan brushes pictured below are very useful, especially for me with my sky work, or mist in water; read their caption.
|Fan Brushes are a tool,|
|not a vice.|
|"Painters Paradise" and Rosemary & Co. Brushes|
excited about another in the works.. sets hope to be adding at "An Original Hitt - K Hitt - Fine Art & Atelier" 230 Ponce de Leon Ave. Venice FL 34285
|Karen Ann Hitt & new patron Symi Jackson with Rosemary & Co. Brushes|
Part III I will get into a few more of my favorite things that make my work easier and what I have learned with all these miles traveled, from personal experience, friends, peers, muses... along the way. There are a LOT of great resources out there. These shares, are but a few of the possibilities. Learning more everyday. Stay tuned for part III where begin to break down more of this list, as we all get ready for back to school.
2. Guerrilla Brush carrier
3. Strada Easel
4. M. Graham Walnut Seed Oil Paints
5. Shade Buddy Umbrella
7. Car Window Shade Screen
8. Back Pack
(misc. bungy cords, clamps, etc.)
9.Bug & Sun Stuff
10. Sunscreen Shirts
11. Smart Wool Socks
(Out Door Studio)
14. Easel ( for larger panels)
15. Stan Rite Portable Easel
16. outdoor mat
17. portable Table
18. Raymar Panel Carrier
19, Revelite EL light
Speaking of Back To School, here is my list
Workshop & Classes to date.
This too will be updated by part III. Until our next!