Holding the Brush

Pear2THere’s an easy way to loosen up your painting. Try holding your brush farther from the tip. Most of us instinctively hold a brush closer to the tip when we want to do tighter realistic rendering of details. However, you might not have experimented with holding it quite a bit farther back when wanting a freer interpretation. Holding a brush differently can help you let go of control in order to make a painting more fun and interesting.