Most watercolor artists use round brushes for at least 80% of their work as it gives them great control over the painting process. The flat brush is usually used for washing big areas or buildings and not an all-around brush for most artists.
I believe flats are a great tool for becoming more loose and impressionistic with your work, focusing more on connecting shapes, tone and establishing a rhythm rather than focusing on details and coloring inside the boxes.
So I’ve started using them for most of my recent work and there’s still a long way to go. Here are some of the examples:
Hello everyone, I haven’t been quite active here lately, but here are some new stuff from the past few months.
I’ve been working on a new webpage portfolio of my art, which is currently in progress: BaricevicArt
Hope you like some of these and please comment, critique, share. I love reading every suggestion posible 😉
I’ve started working with softer brushes and concentrate on bigger shapes with fresh washes. The first painting is done in one go with soft blending for a a hazy mood and the second one is 2 washes: first a light color wash to set the mood and then a wash with strong pigment to set light with enhanced tone contrast. Hope you enjoy them! 😉
In April I’ve started using Fabriano 300 g rough and it’s a wonderful paper to work with. Trying to use the biggest brush possible and not focus on detail but more on composition and atmosphere. Hope you enjoy these! 😉
March was all about exploring marks with a hake brush and a palette knife. It’s a lot of fun if you want results very fast, because the hake is a forgiving brush, you can do wonders with a single stroke. Here are some of my experiments, hope you enjoy them:
After spending a lot of time (and money) with different brushes I have found that a cheap hog brush fits me perfectly and allows me to easily play with different textures. The search for the right tools is always unique 😉