Rosemary and Co Brush Review – Ultimate Bristle Series

Rosemary and Co brushes are my preferred brush providers. This review relates to their Ultimate Bristle line of oil paint brushes. Manufacturer A note from Rosemary and Co’s founder: “I’ve been making brushes for 38 years and supplying artists by mail order. I’m fortunate that my trade has allowed me to travel the world both … Read more

Plein Air Painting Setup

Since my last post on simplifying a complex scene, I have had several readers ask about my plein air painting setup. So, in case anyone else is curious, I have put together this post about what I have in my setup and why I have it. I cover: Requirements of the Plein Air Setup I … Read more

Canvas for Oil or Acrylic Painting

This post will guide you through some of the different types of canvas you can paint on so that you can decide what canvas to use for your next painting. Canvas is one of the most popular supports for painting for the following reasons: Paint binds well to the canvas weave. It is archival, depending on … Read more

Artist Paint Brushes – The Ultimate Guide

Your paintbrush should feel like an extension of your arm. But, all the different kinds of artist brushes which are available can sometimes only add confusion to the painting process, rather than making it easier. In this post, I discuss the different kinds of artist paint brushes that are available for you to use. Anatomy … Read more

10 Useful Painting Accessories

It is no secret that painting is hard! So here are some painting accessories to make your painting journey just a bit easier. These accessories are not essential by any means, but you may find them useful depending on how you like to paint. If you use any other painting accessories which are not included … Read more

The Best Colored Pencils – A Detailed Review for Artists

Colored pencils are a fantastic medium – they are easy to use, the cleanup time is minimal and you get exposure to the wonderful world of color. But with so many great brands of colored pencils available, it can be confusing to determine which colored pencils you should go with. In this post, I will … Read more