Umbria Bright with Kurt Weismair
I use the Princeton, Umbria 6200 Series brushes for all my painting needs. I could survive on the Umbria bright alone. I’m able to glaze large areas, block in compositions, and perform all the necessary dirty work and details with the Umbria bright. My paintings often have an eloquent minimalistic style at their beginning and a polished realistic look when complete. It is in between these two stages that all the hard work is done. With the bright, I build layer after layer of paint to achieve a rich depth, drawing in the viewer, which allows them to participate in the work.
I prefer the shape and blend of the Umbria bright because of the ease of how I can build layer upon layer of paint on the canvas. Due to the blend of synthetic hair, I can saturate the bright with paint and water to cover both large and small areas of the canvas which dry quickly. With the sharp chisel edge of the bright I can also apply thick paint to large and small areas with control. By alternating between these two methods, the painting takes on an organic quality which is pleasing to the eye and recognizable to the spirit. Being able to complete the majority of a painting with one brush, maintains a rythm where I am able to create my best work.
“My life as an artist revolves around the ocean. It is where I receive both my content and inspiration and nowhere do I feel more at home than in her waters.” In his relatively short career Kurt has created both award winning art and commissioned work that clients have referred to as ‘Museum quality’. Kurt Weismair is a self-taught artist specializing in contemporary seascapes of his beloved Laguna Beach.
Beginner Tip: Don’t be so hard on yourself! Painting is a process and with consistency comes results. Lend yourself to a style and technique that you find to be fun to get through the growing pains when learning to paint.