Wyland demonstrates a variety of brush techniques to create an abstract tropical sunset painting.
Brushes are the artist's main tools for applying paint. The artist's choice of brush depends on the techniques and effects he or she wishes to achieve in a work of art. Generally, however, three or four can handle most requirements. Stiff bristles are effective for establishing the initial stages of composition and laying in large amounts of color, particularly if the painting is large. Soft brushes are useful for smooth finishes and softer lines. Wyland demonstrates a variety of brush techniques to create an abstract tropical sunset painting. Throughout this episode, he explains the benefits of thick and thin applications of color and a variety of brush strokes. Skills acquired here may be refined for further practice.