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: An Introduction to Artist Brushes

10-12-2015, 12:12 PM (

Brushes are like magic wands when in the hands of a painter. Whether you’re a watercolor artist or prefer oils, choosing the right brush can make all the difference when you need to create just the right effect. The art shop can be intimidating with so many different brushes to select from, but we’ve put together this basic introduction to brushes to help you get started. An Introduction to Artist Brushes (

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10-14-2015, 04:37 PM
Thank you for sharing such a comprehensive guide to different paint brush types. I would add one more, detail round.

Detail round is round, its hairs are shorter in length, and has a shorter handle. It's good for details and short strokes. Holds more color than you might think!


David Dream
10-24-2015, 08:37 PM
Thanks! I wish you could share more...

jules hilliard
11-05-2015, 08:33 PM
Let's not forget the flat. It's bristles are slightly longer than the bright. And, one should purchase medium grade brushes or better. There is nothing more frustrating than try to create a painting with cheap dime store brushes.

11-06-2015, 08:44 AM
There is also the rake brush. This works good for making old planking on an old barn, and also doing some grass.

jules hilliard
11-09-2015, 08:48 PM
There are so many different brushes, and each has it's own characteristics and uses. Don't be so quick to put yourself down Terry. You do have talent, and I have come to notice a definite progression in your work.

Susan Mulno
11-09-2015, 09:56 PM
Ditto what Jules said Terry! :vs-kiss: