Calm, clear weather was enjoyed by four Anonymous Artists yesterday morning, as we completed our second visit to St. Augustine’s City Gates. While working we shared a number of helpful art tips with one another, including:
- When drawing with oil pastels, a cylindrical “crumb brush” may be dabbed on the drawing surface to grab those tiny pellets of medium which tend to ball up.
- Masonite/hardboard makes an excellent drawing and painting surface, but make sure you use tempered masonite which is smooth on both sides. Untempered masonite will swell if it gets wet.
- If you’ve already painted on untempered masonite, coating the back side of the board in gesso will also lock out moisture.
- If the ferrule (metal portion between handle and bristles) of your favorite brush has loosened from the handle, super glue will effectively lock it back in place.