Skip’s Thick Paint Brushes Download

Hello Friends,

Here is another set of brushes.  These are impasto brushes; I am still not very good with them, but I do find them fun to use.  I was trying to paint thick paint on the canvas and then try to scrape it with something like a palette knife.  It can be done with these brushes, but I find it is difficult to control.  Here are some examples of the brush-strokes.

Skip's Thick Paint

Skips Thick Paint brush examples

Skip's Thick Paint 2

More examples of Skips Thick Paint

Skip's Thick Paint 3

More examples of Skips Thick Paint


With Painter 12.1 we can load a library with brushes included or a category into the library of our choice.

Skip’s Thick Paint Library

Skip’s Thick Paint Category



12 responses to “Skip’s Thick Paint Brushes Download

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  2. Very nice brushes! Thank you! I finally had a chance to try these out in painter 12.1…I love them! Even using some of these brushes with a low opacity and zero saturation over an existing painting can create some very nice finishing effects.

    • Thanks Pam,
      I’m so glad you are enjoying the brushes and tweaking them to work for you and your workflow. I wish everyone would do that. If you like Skip’s Thick Paint, I bet you will like Bristly Dabs.
      Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

      • You are welcome! Thanks, I’ve had some fun bristly dabs, too.

        Painter is an expensive but versatile software, so everyone should honestly take the time, not only to paint with it, but to tweak the brushes and create some truly amazing effects.

  3. Skip

    I know somewhere you told or made a video on how to get all of the brushes into painter 12 ;(( I have lost the link, and can only put one set of your brushes in at a time and then it kicks out the painter 12 brushes.

    Could you lead me to the help getting all your brushes in my brush area so I don’t have to keep loading them as needed PLEASE..

    Thanks Skip your fantastic

    Denny wicker

    • Hi Denny,

      There are two downloadable type files. One would be “name”.brushlibrary and the other “name”.brushcategory. Name is the name of the brushes. If you have downloaded say…Cool Spring.brushlibrary, then it creates a new library in Painter and switches to that library. You can only look at one library at a time, but all libraries are still there. To change between libraries, click on the brush selector, which opens the brushes drawer. On the top right of the brushes drawer, you will see an option button. Click the button and a fly out menu will open. Look down the list to Brush Library and click on it, which will open another list…the list of libraries. You should see Painter Brushes, the default library; Painter 11 Brushes, contains brushes as they were in Painter 11; and Cool Spring. You are currently on Cool Springs, so click on Painter Brushes and the Painter Brushes will be back.

      I’m pretty sure you are not doing anything wrong. You just didn’t know how to re-open the default library. Once you have all the brushes installed. You can pull one brush from each library on a custom palette. Then to change libraries, all you have to do is click on the one brush in the custom palette and Painter will change to its library.

      To find a video or something on the subject which is of interest…in the blog banner is a search function. Type Brush installation and it will bring up the videos or pages related to brush installation. You probably could even enter .brushlibrary, but I’m not totally sure about that. I don’t mind pointing you in the right direction, but I notice you posted at 4:15 and I am just now checking comments. Using the search function will get you to the information quicker.
      Hope this helps,

  4. Thank you for your brushes! I really enjoy them all. I’m sending a donation just to say thanks. Unfortunately it’s not much – the ZAR / Dollar exchange is depressing to say the least 😀

    • Thank you so very much Stephanie. I appreciate your donation. I’m hoping to enhance the blog to make it more interactive. Your donation will go to help fund that endeavor. Plus, it is so exciting to have someone think enough of the blog to make a donation. It definitely makes my day.

      Thank you very much,

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