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DIY: Mahl Stick

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DIY: Mahl Stick

A mahl stick is an instrument used to prevent a painter from touching areas of wet paint with the hand or wrist. It provides a surface on which to rest and steady the painting hand. This artist is holding a mahl stick and resting his right hand on it (Vermeer)   This artist clearly has a mahl stick next to his brushes (Rembrandt). You can find the mahl stick in many artist's self-portraits if you just look for it! Today I would like to show you how to make one. There are different kinds of mahl sticks but this is...

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