During a quiz evening I attended the other day a question came up about filbert nuts. That made me remember my Filbert watercolour brush. I then figured out that the brush is named after the shape of the nut. It might take a while but the light bulb does actually switch on in my head sometimes. I have no idea how but my team won the quiz and we each won a bag of chocolates which were munched with gusto.
Today I thought I would share some of the brushes I use very occasionally. Filbert brush at the top, flat square brush in the middle and my hake brush which I have had for years. I use these brushes when I want to add a vast amount of water onto the paper. My style has developed into a more delicate and controlled process from the early days that I do not use these high water retaining brushes that often now.