ABOUT GESSO BRUSHES
Updated: Dec 16, 2020
One of the things you should look for in a gesso brush is it's resilience. You should always pick a brush that is full of hair. I always think that there's a standard that should be applied to brushes based on it's hair count, much like linens are based on thread count, to be able to evaluate it's quality. As of now, there is no such system to evaluate brushes and this is a shame, since most sales are done online. Just remember one thing: Brushes that are poorly made have very low hair count! So many of my students come to class with very low quality brushes and in the end they struggle to paint. Each brush has its own reason for existing. I will be posting a video below to find out how to check for good quality brushes. Get on my mailing list to get the latest techniques on oil painting!