Acrylic Painting Techniques
There are all kinds of unique brushes, but years ago I came across a Loew-Cornell brush called a "rake" that intrigued me. I think they come in 1/4", 1/2", 3/4" and 1" and are similar to a filbert grass brush.
Loew Cornell 7120 Series Rake
While I use these brushes for a variety of things, I originally used them for a series of paintings over black gesso on canvas and painted with black and white ink. I chose inks because of their concentration of pigment in a lighter viscosity medium. Here are a few pieces using this technique.
"Face It" Ink on Canvass 36"x36"
"Face It" detail
"Eye and Ball" Ink and Acrylic on Paper 20"x28"
Here is another use of the rake brush. In these paintings, I used the brush to build the structure of the shapes and then applied glazes.
"Tiger" Ink and Acrylic on Paper 28"x20"
"Paused Elephant" Ink and Acrylic on Paper 24" x 20"
"Outcasts" Ink and Acrylic on Canvass 35"x35"