Let's Talk Art Supplies Part Two

This post will be my personal thoughts and recommendations on BRUSHES and PAPER.

Once again, because I work with watercolor the emphasis will be on that medium.


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Let's start with brushes. One of the most distinctive aspects of watercolor brushes is the hair. The most popular choices are:

  • natural hair - goat, squirrel, hog, and sable (the best of the best and BIG $$$)

  • synthetic - this was once the lower end of desire but now have the water retention and flexibility of natural hair products and a much lower cost.