Desire And Gratification

# 121 – Tuesday, July 9th.

I walked in with a short list, three tubes of color . . . red oxide, transparent brown oxide, and green-gold. Arizona Art Supply is a dangerous place and regardless of what I need, I exit with a box of lust, a smile, and a diminished bank account.

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Brushes are my downfall. At the moment I have sixty-five (I just counted) brights, flats, filberts, rounds and fans. And the new work is all pallet knife, trowel and holders for drawing leads, so my horde of brushes are  fallow sentinels watching my endeavors, seemingly despondent at their lack of use. But there I am caressing hog, ox, squirrel, sable, mongoose, and synthetic bristles and again . . . I’m hooked.  This time a made in Germany, Da Vinci series 5080, three-inch spin flat wash brush . . . irresistible with its black and red lacquered handle and rust-proof steel ferrules . . .

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Now for the Da Vinci in action . . . Zinc White troweled over a Van Dyke Brown/Cobalt Violet wash over troweled Titan Buff/Zinc White ground. Green Gold wash on top. Sixty six brushes and counting.

Thanks for reading.

Charles

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