When I get Stuck What Can I Do?

Frustration is usually part of learning to draw and paint.  This is natural and we all experience it, learning to draw and paint isn’t that easy for many of us.  We have to learn so many things, how to observe, proportion, colours, shapes, tones…then there is all the materials to think about.

There are a few things that I recommend when you reach that stage of being stuck:

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The 4 Most Useful Brushes

My learners often ask which brushes are best to buy, this depends on what type of painting you are doing.  There are four types of brushes that I couldn’t do without and I think everyone needs.  Below are the most useful types of brushes in my opinion:

The Flat Brush 

This brush is ideal for backgrounds because it covers a large area without leaving those brush marks that you get with smaller brushes.  It also can save lots of time, because of the coverage you can get with them.  They are also great for painterly backgrounds and effects.  If you work large you will need a wider flat brush if you are work fairly small a medium sized one will be fine.

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The flat brush and the types of brush strokes it can achieve

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