"Bugle" -- oil on canvas 12x12" -- Margie Guyot
Believe it or not, but bugles are BOOGERS to try to draw! All those crazy bends in the tube. Whew! Notice how I haven't attempted to paint my saxophone yet (murderous -- all those keys!). I found this cool bugle last summer in an antique store up in Pellston. The red velvet Mexican sombrero was from a garage sale in Glen Arbor. It weighs a good 5 pounds. I don't know how the guys can stand to wear them, but they're fabulous. Love the sequins and doo-dads!
Lots of fine lines in this painting. And I painted all of them with my #8 flat brush. It's a Silver Brush Ruby Satin. Those are the best brushes! They hold their knife-sharp edges very well. Mooshy brushes: absolutely maddening to work with! Which reminds me: it's another reason to be glad I'm an adult. As a kid, I had no say in what art materials I got to have. All my brushes were cheap, mooshy ones back then. So I'll put up with a few wrinkles -- as long as I can have my Ruby Satins!