Postcard from Melbourne: Christmas brushes
Christmas in Melbourne seems an age ago, and we have seen in the New Year in style – and today I found an opportunity to spend my Christmas voucher, a generous gift from our hosts, on … brushes!
Which store did I visit?
With my voucher in hand, I made my way to Art Stretchers, a magnificent new store in Northcote High Street, walking distance from where Anne and I are staying.
I’d visited this shop before Christmas and treated myself to some A3 watercolour paper. I’d decided to paint a present for my hosts – more on that in a later post – and found myself in this magical store. They have everything!
What was I interested in buying?
I was looking for a high-quality brush, or two. With a weight allowance to respect, I couldn’t go mad on heavy items.
The range was incredible and what caught my eye was a fan brush, ideal for blending adjacent colours. The sales assistant was very attentive and offered to talk me through their extensive collection.
What did I buy?
From left to right:
1: The fan brush which originally caught my eye
2: A 320S Squirrel Mop of German manufacture which loads well, but is hellishly expensive …
3 and 4: Two part-squirrel part-synthetic, cheaper options, sizes 12 and 8 which then gave me the entire range of ‘mop’ without having to take out a second mortgage!
Having tried out my three new mops, I am absolutely delighted with my purchase and so glad the voucher made a sizeable dent in the bill.
What brushes do you use? Which are your favourites? Let me know.
This post is one of my POSTCARD series, sharing all things ART with you when I go travelling.