Princeton Catalyst Polytip Bristle Brushes

Princeton Catalyst Polytip Bristle Brushes

(♪♪♪) THOMAS:
Hi, I’m Thomas Allen Pauly, I’m an equestrian artist,
I’ve been painting horses since 1978. My studio is called
The Fine Art of Racing, it’s located in the historic
Andersonville in Chicago. (♪♪♪) THOMAS:
In 2006 I was chosen
by Churchill to be the official
portrait artist of the Kentucky Derby
that year, and I did a painting
of Barbaro and they made prints of it,
made 10,000 prints of it, and people were just lined up
waiting to have me sign them. (♪♪♪) THOMAS:
The brushes have
a tendency to just bounce and dance all over my canvas,
where before I used to labour with my paintbrushes. This time I just put it down
and boom, I go to the next colour,
put it down, boom, it’s almost Impressionist,
it’s making me paint looser, which is something that I’ve
been wanting to do for years. (♪♪♪) THOMAS:
I can put the paint
exactly where I want it to go, or drag it and make
a very nice sharp line, where before
my other brushes weren’t permitting me
to do that. (♪♪♪) THOMAS:
These brushes are
very very easy to clean. You just, especially since
I clean up with water, I just put it in there and it just falls
right off the brushes, and what’s really really
nice about it is that it retains its shape,
unlike the other brushes where they would
just split apart I can just put these here
and they dry very very fast. (♪♪♪) THOMAS:
The painting that
I was working on today is a horse called Zenyatta. She was a World Champion mare that won numerous
Breeder’s Cups, and this painting is done
in Santa Anita when she won
the Breeder’s Cup Classic. It’s going to be auctioned off the day before the
Breeder’s Cup in November, and it will benefit the Permanently Disabled
Jockeys Fund, which is a foundation
that I do a lot of work for, I do a lot of
their graphic arts, and it’s really
a benefit that is dear to me. (♪♪♪) Captioned by GigEcast


  • graiypz says:

    i really love these brushes (only have one at the moment lol) but really nice. i've dabbed the crap out of mine tho so its not the straightest brush haha (regular oil paints), but like he said, when you want that sharp line along the edgle, it will always be there for ya. really beautiful brushes if you keep them as clean as his, but i think his water miscible oils have something to do with that lol. cheers, your paintings are incredible.

  • So Soap says:

    Wahoooo!! Very talented!!!

  • OddSeuss says:

    Those brushes are incredibly beautiful, and this mans paintings are striking; he makes the brush strokes so effortless and the cleaning also!

  • Paul Pellicci says:

    really enjoyed all four videos…

  • Chad Smith says:

    These brushes are great. I was so pleased when I bought them wrote a pretty glowing review on Blick.

    The only disadvantage is that like all synthetics, they eventually start to curl at the tips, but you can correct this to some extent by holding the tips in boiling water and then straightening them with your fingers.

  • Yossi Bitton says:

    good to know, thanks! 
    are those brushes can be use for oil color?

  • Tony Richengod says:

    These brushes are really nice. I bought a round 4 for watercolor and it's my favorite brush right now

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