My brushes for oil and acrylic painting

Here's a wee video about why I use the brushes I do for oil painting and acrylic painting.

Get the Richard Robinson Brush Set from Rosemary & Co. here:

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Comment by Xiao Li on December 17, 2016 at 18:56

Thank you very much Richard for the information,but I am not sure what is "a long low container of Safflower Oil".
Is the container vertical or horizontal? Is the tip of the brush in the oil all the time? I was thinking to give myself your brush set as a Christmas gift but was afraid to ruin them as I ruin all my other brushed. How long your brushes can normally last?

Comment by Richard Robinson on December 17, 2016 at 8:35

Hi Xiao, I wipe them, rinse them quickly in gamsol, wipe again then leave them in a long low container of Safflower Oil until I'm ready to use them again. This stops them from drying out and avoids the hassle of cleaning. Make sure it's a long low container so there's no pressure on the bristles.

Comment by Xiao Li on December 17, 2016 at 7:06

Richard, how do you clean and store your brushes so they can last longer?

Comment by Amy Hinson on January 13, 2016 at 14:46
Perfect! Thank you. Looking forward to the next workshop.
Comment by Richard Robinson on January 11, 2016 at 9:20
Thanks Amy, sorry that's not possible because I don't have the video completed till near the start of each new month. However, if you get my brush set at you will have all the brushes I use, and here is the palette of colours I rarely stray from:

Phthalo Blue
Ultramarine Blue
Alizarin Crimson
Cad red light (or similar)
Cad orange
Yellow ochre
Cad yellow light (or similar)
Titanium white
Comment by Amy Hinson on January 11, 2016 at 8:13
Speaking of brushes.... Richard, would it be possible to include the brush list and paints used for each workshop PRIOR to the beginning of the workshop, pretty please? Like a preview to entice us for the workshop, but also a tool to ensure that we can have our materials ready when it begins... Otherwise we lose precious painting time waiting for proper supplies to be delivered (which can be days or weeks here in the middle of nowhere).
Comment by Richard Robinson on January 10, 2016 at 8:36
Thanks the link is fixed now.
Comment by Eddie Morris on January 10, 2016 at 3:56

I use the ivory brushes.  They are the best brushes I have used.


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