Wednesday, August 26, 2009

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I got an email recently about washing brushes. I know I've said this before, but I loooove Murphy's Oil Soap! It is quick, it smells good, it leaves brushes nice and soft, AND you can put old, dry, caked up brushes in a jar of it for 24 hours, wash them like normal, and every little last bit of paint comes off. Oh, and it's cheap and you can get it just about anywhere.

11 comments:

Jo Castillo said...

Great painting, love the colors. Thanks for the tip/reminder for washing brushes.

Jean Victory said...

I really love all of your cherry paintings...just beautiful. I just finished a painting of cherries a few days ago...I guess it's the season! Really nice!!

Lorraine K said...

I really like Murphy's soap because it isn't a solvent and can be used and transported anywhere. You don't need special ventilation and as Carol said, it is cheap. I was really surprised to find that it would soak out dried brushes too. Also, if you get a dob of oil paint on your clothes, put some of the soap on the spot and work it in. Then throw in the washer and the spot will be gone. The only colour I haven't been able to completely remove is phthalo blue, which is the ultimate stainer, but most of it will come out.

Jennifer McChristian said...

Gorgeous and lush! Great composition too!

Karen said...

Carol, How do you decide what color to tone your canvas with?
Thanks, Karen

Barbara Peterson said...

I really like the reddish tones coming through, particularly on the pears.

Thanks for the cleaning tip.

lostinarc said...

So beautifully painted...love the colors...:)

Chris said...

No kidding!!! Murphy's? I use it all the time for floors, etc and had no idea it would work for brushes. Thanks.

Barbara M. said...

This is beautiful Carol,

Wonnderful colour, light and composition.

Take care,

Barbara

David Westerfield said...

Great composition as usual. This looks like it should be much bigger than 6x6.

wilson said...

I'm so excited about the Murphy's Oil Soap tips for brushes and clothes! Love the paintings too..