|Casino, oil on Dura Lar film, 3 1/2" x 5 1/2"|
The winner we chose is Debra Keirce, a wonderful realism artist, who paints in very small scale. Her piece Casino won for its original subject and accurate detail, but also because the size is ultra-impressive. The image you see above is actually larger than the artwork itself.
|Ties, 8" x 10", oil|
|Favorite Labels, 9" x 7", oil|
Debra's work might be small, but her brushes of choice are often not very small. Her favorite is a #6 round, giving her the sharp springy point and holding a rich amount of fluid. "People assume I pluck hairs out of caterpillars and paint with them. . . not true. I actually prefer a watercolor type brush that holds a great deal of paint. The important thing for me in a brush is to have a very pointy tip that springs back again and again. So, my favorite brush is a #6 round. I can flatten it and use it like a filbert, or drag the point like a liner. Of course, for parts of my paintings, I will use smaller rounds and flats, and initially, I will use larger flats to lay in the ground."
|The Scholar, 5" x 4"|
For Debra's brush award, she will be getting Black Golds, Faux Squirrels, Microns and some Mastadons as well as few from the IPC line. Congrats, Debra!
For more brush information, check out the Dynasty Brush website.