1 Dif­fer­ent brush ef­fects

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Depend­ing on what type of brush you use and how hard you press, oil paint can look very dif­fer­ent from one stroke to the next. In ad­di­tion, adding thin­ner or medium to the paint, as well as chang­ing the angle of the brush, will al­ter the tex­ture and im­pact of the mark.

Note the va­ri­ety of paint strokes and paint sur­faces in paint­ings by Her­bert James Draper (left) and Jules Bastien-Lepage (right). Paint ap­plied thickly with a bris­tle brush – a ‘short’ paint stroke. Note its spec­u­lar­ity. Paint ap­plied thickly with a syn­thetic brush. Paint that’s thinned with Gam­sol and then ap­plied with a syn­thetic brush. Paint thinned with Gam­sol, dabbed on with a bris­tle brush. Feel of wa­ter­colour. Paint ap­plied thickly and then mopped on with a bris­tle brush.

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