The entire reason for my 75 for $75 project is to loosen up and get bolder with my brush strokes. Generally I use Silver Bristlon #4 flat for the backgrounds on these studies...but the other day I bought a Connoisseur #4 flat (#265). It's a much softer brush which works well for softer parts of the painting but it's difficult to get bold brushstrokes with it. I tried painting the background on this egret study using the Connoisseur and ended up having to forget 'bold' and go for 'soft'. I softened the background even more with a watercolor mop brush. I know I sound like a broken record, but I have learned so much from this project!
5" x 7" oil study on board, unframed
$75 plus $6 shipping within the U.S.