Today we looked at the work of the late Ron Ranson an artist who inspired me and many others through his books and demonstrations. He was a lovely man and I always remember him running down his driveway to welcome a coach trip I organised many years ago now to his studio in the Cotswolds. He painted only with a hake brush, rigger and flat brush so it was quite a challenge for us all copying an exercise from of his books using mainly the hake and rigger. I do recommend the small size if you want to buy one….it is a very useful size to use as a wash brush for subjects like skies and large foregrounds even if you find it difficult to use for foliage and buildings. It holds a lot of water and takes a lot of practise to get used to it! Here are some results from the morning …well done everyone.