The first session with my new painting, Fork, mangled a new brush.
The lower third of the drawing isn’t actually finished but it’s far enough along that I can start painting.
I mixed some turquoises-gray…
…plunged a new brush into the paint and started. After a half-hour, you can see the damage to the brush–a new one, mind.
The canvas ground is rougher than usual and just chews-up bristle brushes. This is why I have a lot of brushes.