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Brush Strokes

By chase
Thought some of my painting gear would look ok inside my modified box.
The paint brushes in the tin are unusable and very old but make for a decent addition.

Lit by daylight camera left.

Raw file converted in Lightroom, finished in Photoshop with a tidy up crop, levels and sharpening.

Thanks for dropping in.
Constructive critique and mods welcome.
Stay safe everyone.
Janet xx

Tags: Still life Water Old Tin Paint Daylight Box Brushes Jar

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mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.0k 2465 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2020 12:32PM
I think the masking fluid may be past its best.
Good memories, I came to post processing via water colour painting...
Irishkate Plus
11 45 121 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2020 12:53PM
Inspired collection of art materials Janet - makes me want to paint again!
I like the harmony of blues in all the shelves.
chase Plus
16 2.3k 589 England
29 Apr 2020 12:58PM

Quote:I think the masking fluid may be past its best.

It is so past its best, solid !

Thanks all.
Janet xx
SlowSong Plus
13 9.9k 30 England
29 Apr 2020 12:59PM
Talk about make me feel lazy. I've got so much artist's materials but have only picked up the colours once all this time in lockdown. Love the picture. I also think I really love the paint and paraphernalia, rather than actually doing anything with them. Smile
adagio Plus
3 3 2 England
29 Apr 2020 1:21PM
That box is one helluva composition tool, Janet!!! As always, absolutely brilliant👍👍!!

TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
29 Apr 2020 2:07PM
Excellent still-life as we've come to expect, Janet 👍 Wouldn't have worked as well had the brushes been new, a good idea to hang on to them! 😃
Trev 😀
chase Plus
16 2.3k 589 England
29 Apr 2020 4:49PM
Thanks everyone.
David, great to have your UA, many thanks.
Janet xx
clicknimagine Plus
11 912 105 India
29 Apr 2020 5:37PM
Always a pleasure to see your images and your collections...
chase Plus
16 2.3k 589 England
29 Apr 2020 5:42PM

Quote:and your collections...

Lol, I have a few too many atm and I have to keep extending my storage space Sad They are staying though, nothing old in the bin yet.
The latest collection from my metal detecting is growing rapidly, I have a nice, new, big cardboard box to put them in Wink
suemart Plus
4 4 2 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2020 6:25PM
Another lovely shot. Looks like you're having great fun (and great results) with that box! Smile
29 Apr 2020 7:25PM
A lovely simple still life with great composition and lighting.
saltireblue Plus
11 12.3k 77 Norway
29 Apr 2020 7:40PM
Those brushes have a lot of life left in them, I reckon.Wink
A very pleasing set-up,'re certainly getting your money's worth out of that box.Smile
dimalexa 4 5 Greece
29 Apr 2020 8:51PM
Excellent composition and a color harmony so pleasnt to the eye, Janet!
dudler Plus
18 1.7k 1884 England
29 Apr 2020 9:17PM
I'm swaying towards trying a still life with soem of the stuff I'm finding in trying to make the garage a little tidier...

Unfortunately, I haven't inherited such a lovely set of tools as you have: it appears that many of my surplus tools are of the very cheap, should-have-made-it-from-cheddar-it's-stronger variety.
Yogendra 17 22 1 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2020 10:02PM
This picture brings back memories of A-Level Art going back to 1992-94 - I still have all my Oil & Acrylic paint tubes as well the brushes kept tucked away in box..with various other mediams like, water colour paint sets, charcoal and oil crayons..Wonderful lighting, details & colour in the above image, like the placement of all elements, Superb..
chase Plus
16 2.3k 589 England
29 Apr 2020 10:52PM
Thank you everyone.
Paul and Yogendra, fab to have your UAs, so very much appreciated.

Malc, those brushes are about as solid as they get, I guess I could use them as backscratchers though Wink

John, I'm sure you will have something to put together, batter the cheap stuff, rub some good old muck into them and leave them out in the rain a while...hey presto..old stuff , or just raid the neighbours barn Wink

Janet xx
29 Apr 2020 11:01PM
Beautiful image.
saltireblue Plus
11 12.3k 77 Norway
30 Apr 2020 7:24AM

Quote:Malc, those brushes are about as solid as they get, I guess I could use them as backscratchers though

Exactly - I didn't mention what they could still be used for...Wink
Excellent subject matter Janet, wonderful still life.

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