Choosing Paint Brushes
Taking the "Overwhelming"
out of choosing:
ARTIST PAINT BRUSHES
Choosing the right brush out of thousands of artist paint brushes can be an overwhelming task. Below I hope to give you some direction in finding the right brush for the right job. Artist paint brushes - Their qualities and purpose.
Your choice of any artist paint brush is going to be determined of course by what you are going to do with your brush. Are you going to paint fine lines or broad sweeping strokes. Are you going to be using a heavy paint such as oil or acrylics or very light thin paints such as watercolors.
Therefore the two primary qualities or artist paint brushes are:
- The shape of the brush and
- The type of hair the brush is made of.
There are many secondary qualities of brushes to consider also: like comfort while holding the brush, length of the handle, overall quality of the brushes construction and more but for now we will concentrate on the primary qualities.
The Shape of the brush
Listed below are 15 of the most popular brush shapes and their uses.
Click near each brush to bring up a list of all of that type of brush we carry or use the handy Brush by Shape Selection Box to the right.