Trottoir barréPosted: August 8, 2013
I went down to Ste. Anne de Bellevue to paint another view of the rusty railway bridge. There’s a great big shady area under the new bicycle ramp so that kept me protected for most of the morning.
Someone asked recently on the blog if I could show my plein air setup. When I don’t have to travel by plane I use my French easel, a folding plastic palette and, as you can see, big flat brushes, mostly 1″ and 2″ Langnickels that I purchased years ago. I can get through a lot of the painting with these and only use smaller brushes for the details.
The benefit of these brushes is that I can really load them up with my big first washes, as you can see below. And they really force you to work from big to small instead of getting caught up in the details too early.