I have had a realisation... that whenever i move in a different direction to try something new.... i wash my brushes!.
When I'm working on a series or busy painting I just use every brush i have or reuse them and then they stay in jars of water.... then i will leave them for a week or so... not even thinking of them.
But last night I was thinking of some new work and charging up for something new.... and i wanted to wash my brushes. start afresh.
This lead me to muse that I do this habitually!!!
...just a quirk I thought I'd share...