If you don’t want to bother with a full solvent bath for your brush but need to eliminate more color than just pulling across a rag can accomplish, pick up a dab of medium on your brush and work it around on the palette into the bristles. The medium’s oil and solvent will loosen quite a bit of paint. Wipe and shape the brush and clean the mess from your palette.
–By Mark Christopher Weber, author of Brushwork Essentials
Joanne Moore is managing editor for The Artist’s Magazine.