When your undercoat goes down, some people are too timid: they “badger” too gently. Like they were dusting a priceless china vase. Like they were frightened they might break their glass.
Like they don’t really want to blend.
But let me tell you this: that’s not the way to do it.
Sometimes brand is important
And so is paying twice the price.
So today the postman delivered the two small hakes I’d ordered. One was a big brand name. The other one – a generic version at half the price.
‘Gorgeous’ (The New York Times), ‘Luminous’ (The Wall Street Times)
‘Shocking’ (Williams & Byrne)
Now I know Pierre-Auguste Renoir was not a glass painter. All the same, I hope you never treat your brushes as Renoir is here shown treating his.
Care and Maintenance
This follows on from a recent post about the 5th benefit of undercoating, and also from “The Beastly Lion of Wolsey Towers” – episode #1, in which you saw how to undercoat a large piece of glass.
Today, cleaning your badger.
This is important because, dirty, your badger will wreck your matts and shadows.
Clean, it will serve you wonderfully for life.
So if your matts and shadows aren’t working, sure: it might be you’re being heavy-handed. All the same, your badger just might need a simple clean.