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!

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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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