Mahl Stick

mahl stick is basically a long wooden stock with padding at one end which is used to lean on to provide stability when painting finer details.

The padded side is rested on the dry areas of the canvas and the artist can rest their hand anywhere on the wooden stick.

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Dan Scott is the founder of Draw Paint Academy. He's a self-taught artist from Australia with a particular interest in landscape painting. Draw Paint Academy is run by Dan and his wife, Chontele, with the aim of helping you get the most out of the art life. You can read more on the About page.

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