Updated: May 16
I don't always use brushes
Sometimes its fun to use other tools to see what I can do with them. In this painting called 'Bluebell Wood' I used an old debit card and the result created wonderful textures and unexpected shapes.
I've also used in other paintings:
Cake making spatula (no longer used for making cakes)
Plastic shapes cut from the above cards
Fingers (best to use gloves for safety)
And I'm sure I will find new and exciting tools to use in the future.
Do you love to paint?
Have you always used the traditional brushes?
Why not try something different. Don't expect everything to work or for it to be perfect first time. Trying new things is what will help you reach the techniques and style all of your own. And if its not for you and you hanker for the brush then no harm done, you at least had a little bit of fun.