Here is the close up. I hope you can see the way the paint is long, it also trickles and leaves strands of loose paint. It is particularly good for use with all sizes of palette knives. The paint can be put on with quite a depth and works well wet in wet, rather than letting the first coats get a bit dry. The big problem is that the paint takes a long while to dry, it only skins over in about 3 weeks and won't be totally dry for months or in some cases years. I will keep you posted.