The Traitor

My favorite paintbrush (who will henceforth be called “The Traitor”) started to prematurely lose its bristles a couple of months ago.  It was the only brush of its size in my brush jar, and I needed it for the smaller spaces in this painting.

So yesterday I went out and bought three new brushes of a similar size to…The Traitor.Why did it take so long for me to buy new brushes?  I always wait until I absolutely need a new one because they are expensive.  Despite their small size,  these brushes were in the $6-$11/each range.  And these are only medium-good quality.  Once the brushes get bigger, the price starts to skyrocket, and if you’re buying a whole set…whoa.  BUT if you don’t invest in quality brushes, you’ll end up with an unreliable tool, and a painting full of bristles.  So you might as well bite the bullet and spend a little more.

Ever spend your hard-earned cash on a tool that failed you?  Tell me about it!  I would love to know that I’m not the only one who got jilted!


About Melody

My name is Melody Martin. Check out my art blog, and learn all about the steps and techniques that go into oil paintings.
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