The Alchemy of Demolition iv

I fixed the cutout sections, using plenty of epoxy resin to make sure they won’t fall apart again, then sprayed them with a coat of that red primer, which will both seal the surface and give the gold paint something to stick to. The project is gradually taking shape now. I hope to get the gilding finished today.

Steve Aufhauser came over to talk about paint and brushes with the students, which was a treat – I always learn something from Steve, and today was no exception. Did you know that the filbert brush (my favorite shape) was invented when someone bashed the metal end of a round brush flat, compressing the bristle into that lovely curved shape? Or that the Egbert brush is a long bristled filbert? (I have a couple, but seldom use them)

There’s a picture of him brandishing an enormous scenic painter’s brush on the Art Department blog.

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Michael Pearce is an artist, writer, and professor of art. He is the author of "Art in the Age of Emergence."
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