Tuesday, September 7, 2010

The Making of a Masterpiece


Every day after he finishes work, Mort cleans his brushes and props them up with the tips in a small cup of paint thinner. In order to achieve this, he uses masking tape to adhere the top of the brushes on top of the thinner can. Mort takes very good care of his art materials, and there are quite a lot of things in the studio that date back from his earliest days working as an illustrator.

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  1. I hope you fans realize that Mort has so many years of experience that he has come up with "tricks" to save time. He doesn't actually leave his brushes like this overnight. Until he is certain he won't be painting for the rest of the day, he then cleans all his tools and easel the proper way!

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