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Re: I see spots......

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  • Date: Sun, 20 May 2007 21:12:12 -0400
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Winsor and Newton Kolinsky Sable.  They will last (nearly) forever
with good care.  I have several of them for watercolor, and some of
them are... well.... over 25 years old and they still hold a point.
Obviously I was in kindergarten when I got them.

stop grinning.

To point them I have always rinsed them in clean water, then I put
them in my mouth and coat them in ... spit... pulling them out with a
twisting motion.  No kidding, it's what painters do.  Of course I used
to use a lot of Emerald Green, which was discontinued because it
contained arsenic or something like that... that could explain some
things.... nevermind.

 These days paints are much safer.  These brushes will naturally point, though.


On 5/20/07, Ender100@aol.com <Ender100@aol.com> wrote:
Which I suppose is  better than seeing dead people....

 Anyway, My favorite spotting brush, Spotty, which was a gift to me some
years ago from my sister, who uses them as her primary detail brush in her
oils, has finally reached a "point" where continued use is actually
"pointless" so to speak.  Instead of giving Spotty a referral to the Hair
Club for Men, I suppose I should just go out and buy a new one....

 I use the brush for spotting Platinum/Palladium prints.

 Can you folks recommend a really good brush for this?  I don't mind paying
for quality.  If I need a virgin wombat fur brush, that is fine.  I want one
that will hold a good, fine point, thus cutting down the time required for
this, one of my favorite pastimes.

 Also, while I think  of it, is there something I should do regarding the
care and feeding of such a brush to keep a good fine point?

 I use tube type watercolors to spot.

 Your recommendations will be greatly appreciated!

 Best Wishes,
 Mark Nelson

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