Weber Mark Brushwork Essentials – Review
Subtitled: How to render expressive form and texture with every stroke.
Some people find this book is exactly what they want. It gives a method and a label on which to hang their painting stroke and Mark Weber is excellent explaining this knowledge. Like the topic, how to clean and shape your brushes for maximum control and also how to manipulate your brushes to make oil paint do your bidding. These are all common issues artists go through. Manipulating paint is your and my business. It is the greatest concern when learning how to paint and for that reason this book is rated highly.
It provides you with an escape hatch when you need to jettison to safety.Who hasn’t got into trouble doing the following? Glazing, scumbling, fan brush blending and wet-into-wet, painting up to objects, movement of brushwork and so on. It’s all in here.
Mark Weber can obviously wield a brush and to soothe your eyes the text is interspaced with beautiful images, from the collection of the artist. His website is here for you to see just how good 30 or so years of painting can make you. So never, ever give up.
To add, “Hey, did you know the more crimps in a brush the less chance of hair in your painting?” Now that’s something I never knew.
Thank you Mark,