New Scientist article Written by Chris Fuchs (C), and directed by Andrew O’Keefe (A), Paintbrush is a documentary exploring how the use of digital paintbrushes and other new technologies has changed the way we live and work.
It’s based on the bestselling book Paintbrush by Australian painter and artist David Brubaker.
Brubaker wrote that paintbrushing was invented to “take away the pain” of everyday life, but that he also thought the process was a form of artistic expression.
“In a way, the way I paint is as expressive as the way that I use my hands,” he wrote.
The documentary starts with an audience of two dozen people sitting around a painting table, and then moves on to a small workshop in the backyard, where Brubakers wife has a brush and a paintbrush. “
If you are a painter and you know how to paint, then you’re not going to be a painter for the rest of your life, because you’ll be an artist forever.”
The documentary starts with an audience of two dozen people sitting around a painting table, and then moves on to a small workshop in the backyard, where Brubakers wife has a brush and a paintbrush.
He explains that paint is a “powerful, life-giving, chemical” that can give a painting an entirely new feel.
The paintbrush can create a canvas in which to paint a scene, and a new way to express yourself.
“If the painting you’re doing is so different to the painting I painted yesterday, you might as well paint it all over again,” he says.
“You can paint a new image in the painting.”
Brubakers painting technique has a range of applications.
It can be used to make abstract art, and can also be used for more complex, organic painting, with the aim of creating a “soul-stretch” effect.
Brubaks paintings are often painted using his own hands, or with a special paintbrush made from recycled materials.
Brubak has also created a range the “Paint Brushes” for his clients, using them as “tools of expression” and to “teach” them about how to “make art”.
“I don’t think of painting as a ‘tool’ that gives you a particular meaning, I think of it as a process of discovery,” he said.
“I’m not looking for some sort of one-size-fits-all painting.
It’s not a formula, it’s a process.” “
[Painting] is a process.
It’s not a formula, it’s a process.”
Brubs work has been featured in a number of media outlets, and he is currently working on a book about his work.