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An In-depth Knowledge of Artist Brushes

Press Release   •   Oct 25, 2010 17:29 IST

The creativity of an artist is capable of giving life to his paintings through sheer talent and the right type of brushes.  As an artist, you experience boundless joy seeing your paintings on the canvas. But it is also necessary to know what type of brushes will help you to achieve your masterpiece painting. There are a variety of artist brushes that will help you to mould your creative skills.

A Better Understanding of Artist Brushes

Before deciding on the type of brush you require to paint, you must be familiar with the different varieties of artist brushes available in the markets today. Most of these brushes can be bought online these days at quite an affordable rate.

Brushes are available in different sizes, shapes and materials. Different materials are used to make brushes like nylon, horse hair and so forth. Depending on the canvas, you can make your choice of brush easily and quickly.

Artist brushes made of horse hair are quite expensive and are known as natural brushes. Very durable and with a quality par excellence, most of the artists prefer this painting brush as it has the ability to hold paint quite well. But it is important to clean the brush after every use to sustain its durability.

Brushes made of nylon are less expensive and the handles are made either in plastic or wood. Some of the artist brushes are made of both nylon and natural hair.

While it comes to artist brushes, manufacturers sell different sizes like flat, small, big, mop, rigger and many more. You may require seven to eight brushes to paint a canvas. Different brushes serve different purposes and should be used accordingly. For oil paintings, filberts and flats can be used. Filbert brushes are appropriate for painting soft strokes where as flat brushes can be used to paint sharper edges.
Thin paint brushes are suitable for precise paintings where are thick ones are appropriate for spreading the paint evenly. While choosing artist brushes, it is also important to take in account the handle of the brushes. Brushes must be easy and comfortable to use.

How to Care for Your Brushes

Taking care of your paint brush is equally important as choosing the right variety. Proper care must be ensured to sustain the life of your paint brush. After each use it is important to wash your brush with a mild soap and warm water.

It is important to wipe your brush with a tissue before washing it. Use warm water to wash your brush in the case of water colors but turpentine if the paint is oil based. Never use hot water as it can damage the bristles of your paint brush. Wash with a mild soap later on and repeat the process until your brush is clean. Wipe it in a soft cloth or tissue paper and let it dry in room temperature. Ensure to place it upside down so that the bristles are always on the top.

Choosing and taking care of artist brushes are quite simple if you know exactly how to do it. There are many varieties of brushes available in the online stores.

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