Product Obsessions Part I

If you were to look through my desk, depending on the type of person or artist you are, you would either run screaming from my studio, or sit mesmerized with a little dribble of drool coming from the side of your mouth. 

I have quite a collection of art supplies for all sorts of different mediums tucked away in all of the little drawers and corners of my roll-top desk. I am currently subscribed to two excellent art supply boxes that come in the mail once per month, so I get to discover new supplies really often.  More on those boxes later. 

My most recent obsession has been with the brushes I've been using. I received a gift card to Blick's for my birthday and I'm not ashamed to say, I went on the website and made my choices solely on how gorgeous these brushes are. They are from the brand Escoda*, the Grafilo style. They have this gorgeous detailed grip and paint like an absolute dream. It's funny because these are technically supposed to be watercolor brushes (in Tajmyr Sable), known for their superior ability to retain moisture. I have found great use for them in oil painting, because my style is not at all traditional, favoring paints greatly diluted with mineral spirits. The brushes flow so incredibly smoothly, and if I had a chunk of cash I would buy the entire collection. I was sort of waiting to really put these through the mill before I made any recommendations, and they have exceeded my expectations.

Cutting to the chase here, buy one or two of these and try them out. Take care of them and they will take care of you.

 

*This is not a sponsored post. I bought these of my own accord and with my own money.

Anyway, on to the photos!

I don't know what it is, I have just never had such a smooth painting experience. 

I don't know what it is, I have just never had such a smooth painting experience.