Brushwork 3: Edges

Find out about 4 useful types of edges to employ in your paintings to create space, depth and focus.

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With reference to stunning examples, find out about 4 useful types of edges to employ in your paintings to create space, depth and focus. Practise using these edges in a simple exercise to help you build skill and explore how your different brushes can help you to create varied and beautiful finishes.

Contents: Slide talk, practical demonstration and skill building exercise.
Running time: 1 hr  33 mins
Time required for exercise: 30mins

Materials List

Materials and equipment required:

At least one canvas, paper or board of A4 (9×12”) size.
A medium to large sized, long handled stiff paint brush, and a smaller one for details I use a size 10 flat and a size 2 filbert hog bristle brush , also a medium sized brush in hog or synthetic bristle is good for the ‘firm’ strokes and a big soft brush helps to blend out lines to achieve soft edges, either a soft natural hair such as sable or squirrel or a soft synthetic bristle is good for blending.
Any colours in a variety of light and dark shades will be fine.
Do not use medium for this exercise
A stay-wet pallete for acrylics or a wipe clean one for oils

An easel or table easel to allow you to paint onto a vertical surface is important for these exercises.

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