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Using A Mahl Stick For Extra Painting Control

Painting of figure using a maul stick


The mahl stick is a traditional tool for painting that helps the user to keep a steady hand while they paint. It's very handy for creating areas of detail that require precision and control. I find that a tool like this becomes valuable when doing long sessions of detail work. In my experience I have reached the point, in these long sessions of pain-staking work,  where I have had to hold the wrist of my painting hand with my other…

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