Brushes

Brushes

Brushes for artists. Long-handled brushes are held horizontally while working on a vertical canvas, such as for oil paint or acrylic paint, while short-handled brushes are typically used for flat or slightly inclined work surfaces, such as watercolour painting and ink painting.

The styles of brush tip seen most commonly are:

  • Round: pointed tip, long closely arranged bristles for detail.
  • Flat: for spreading paint quickly and evenly over a surface.
  • Bright: shorter than flats.
  • Filbert: flat brushes with domed ends.
  • Fan: for blending broad areas of paint.

Brushes

Brushes for artists. Long-handled brushes are held horizontally while working on a vertical canvas, such as for oil paint or acrylic paint, while short-handled brushes are typically used for flat or slightly inclined work surfaces, such as watercolour painting and ink painting.

The styles of brush tip seen most commonly are:

  • Round: pointed tip, long closely arranged bristles for detail.
  • Flat: for spreading paint quickly and evenly over a surface.
  • Bright: shorter than flats.
  • Filbert: flat brushes with domed ends.
  • Fan: for blending broad areas of paint.