Today I used a round brush and I loved it! The entire painting experience was more fluid and natural, no fighting against anything. A pointed brush offers lots of mark making opportunities and directional stuff. I was able to leave some edges unfinished, for instance in the font and it feels ok to do it and looks (to me) like there is enough done. I also did a small narrow painting of the little pink glass with the round brush. I set up outside in the driveway and taped everything down to a little table. That was my first plein aire shot and it was a different kettle of fish. Wind blowing, flowers flopping, blistering sunlight and shadows that were stronger than the forms. I can see you have to keep making adjustments until you figure how to get what you need to best paint. But the light was really gorgeous.
I have a workshop coming up Monday and Tuesday, see you Wednesday.