Blending brush technique

Other paintings made with the same technique

Here are one method for using brushes in figurative oil painting

Traditionally is used three main types of brushes.

One to dose the paint on to the surface, one to distribute the paint over the surface and one to blur brush strokes.

You can use a range of different brushes for each of the three functions.

Often painters choose not to use all three functions in their paintings.

Add the paint to the canvas with any suitable brush

Distribute the paint with a sable brush

Use a large sable brush for blending

Finally use a Badger blender to unify the surface

The finished painting is in this example is pretty blurred but it is up to you what finish you want.

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