"The point of dabs or 'broken color' is to make the paint become light. Broken color isn't an end in itself; it is a technique to convey the thrill of careful study and right emotion. Brush strokes ought to be varied and reflect a range of emotion. We need to learn how to caress with our brush, and attack." -- Jerry FresiaIf your brush isn't up to the job of caressing and attacking a canvas, it's time to put it aside and take up a new one. A good brush has a spring in its step, bounce back when you lift it off the canvas. The hairs don't splay in all directions, and don't fall out.
Myths About Impressionism
What is Broken Color?
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