Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Sunflower and Stripes - sold

6"x6" :: oil on panel
Neutral stripes and a sunflower.  The stripes in the shadow are just a whole new challenge. I think I like doing stripes and want to do more!

Side note: I am a "brush geek". I like to try out lots of new brushes. Different brushes all seem to do something a little different. This brush I used Silverbrush Bristlon, is what Carol Marine recommends in her Materials ArtByte. It is the first time I have tried the Silverbrush brushes, and I like them a lot. The Bristlon has synthetic bristles, but acts kind of like a natural hog bristle. It's sort of the perfect combination of synthetic and natural bristle feel. I also like the brushes that Richard Schmid uses, the Royal Langnickel flats. They seem to make really interesting unpredictable edges.

3 comments:

Euphemia Wesley said...

5Hi Cathleen, I really enjoyed your segment on Oregon Art Beat. Your work is elegant. I was fascinated by the movement of the brush you used in the segment. It seemed softer than a bristle or the Bristlons. Would you mind telling me what it was--and the size?
Thanks, Phemie

Cathleen Rehfeld said...

Hi Phemie, Thank you for watching Art Beat! The brush I was using is a Princeton Umbria flat, size 2 or 6. I like both sizes.

Sue Marrazzo said...

I REALLY like the SUNFLOWERS...Great Job!