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A painter does not hold his paintbrush one specific way all of the time. He also doesn't just grasp his brush like he would if he was writing a letter and holding his pen to do so. A painter can hold his brush in several different ways to get several different results. If he holds the brush near the bristles like a pen or a pencil he will get the artist very detailed results. If the artist holds the paintbrush higher up on the brush will get the artist a completely different result. If you purchase long handled paintbrushes you can try holding your paintbrush several different ways while painting to see which one you like the best.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|