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Wednesday, 16 January 2008

What's in a name?

This blog started out under the name, "The Illuminated Landscape", but having just discovered that there is a book about painting and another blog with a similar title, I have decided to change the name to "The Filbert and Rigger". For the oil painters among you these terms will need no introduction. For everyone else however, these are types of brushes. The filbert is similar to a flat brush but has a rounded end, whilst the rigger has long slender hairs and, as the name implies, is used to paint thin lines - like the rigging on boats.

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