I have just finished a set of Corel Painter brushes called Skip’s Ultimate Thick Paint Category. When Thick Paint was introduced two years ago, I loved it and still do. I like anything painted thickly. Naturally I used them thickly. After all, they were called thick paint. I also noticed that they didn’t seem as popular as I thought they should be. It appeared folks didn’t like to paint thickly.
The more I used thick paint the more I felt like it emulated oil paint better than any other category in Painter. But my mindset was that thick paint needed to be used thickly. It didn’t occur to me to use them thinly and more like traditional oils that are not painted with a palette knife or gobs of paint on a brush.
I think the turning point came when I was looking at a Sargent painting at Google Arts and Culture. You can zoom in and look at the various brushstrokes. I didn’t think the marks looked at all like our current Sargent Brush. The strokes were bold and simple. I have always heard that Sargent was the king of Bravura strokes. I kept thinking that his brushstrokes looked like thick paint…thinner of course.
I created a few “thick paint” brushes that painted thinly. And in no time at all, I developed Skip’s Ultimate Thick Paint category for Corel Painter 2020. You can download them for free at the end of this post. But first, I want to post 7 videos that talk about the brushes. I am not going to post images at first…I want to see what you do with them. Please download the variants and paint away. Post your work on FB or at the Digital Art Community…or anywhere I might see it. I am curious how these variants will be received. As I said, I love them, but I can’t speak for you.
You can download the brushes here. Please remember, these variants were made in Painter 2020 and are only compatible in Painter 2020. And if you like the brushes, please consider donating to the blog. I really appreciate it.
Click the red type below to download the brushes.