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This excellent work-horse brush keeps it's shape and is good to clean... A cross between the feel of Nylon and Hog Bristle, having a good spring.
Comes in a variety of shapes - the shorter haired varieties are good for impasto, and tight control of marks. The longer haired varieties carry a lot of paint and are good for laying in and general working
The Evergreen brushes make precise brush marks, with the short flats giving a sharp edge and the pointed rounds keeping a tight point. A slightly softer feel than Ivory.
An excellent choice for Oil and Acrylics.
Cleans very well.
Softer and smoother than the Ivory or Natural Hog Bristle.
Synthetic Mongoose alternative - A wonderful multi-purpose brush that blends well and holds plenty of paint. The longer haired shapes make an expressive mark.
Great for a second layer of oil paint, blending, finishing.
An extremely versatile brush for use with any medium, and is especially good for ACRYLIC.
For oil, acrylic, or watercolor.
A blend of ‘firmer’ Nylon filaments giving the strength of bristle yet offering a delicate feel through the brush stroke.
A breakthrough alternative to Sable.
Makes a smooth mark, can be used for blending, glazing, and detail work.
Works beautifully in watercolor, oil & acrylic.
ULTIMATE BRISTLE - Natural Chinese Hog
Two equal amounts of best quality Chinese bristle are set opposite each other so that the natural curve of the hair is facing inwards.
This traditional Bristle has a strong loaded stroke, NOT a precise mark.
If you are looking for a tighter stroke, and a brush that holds a crisper shape, try the Ivories.
BRAVURA BRISTLE - natural hog bristle
Several diameters of the best quality hog and bristle, with an interlocked shape and form (this means the natural curvature of the bristles leans towards the central point thus not splaying out under pressure). The bristles are also drawn down further into the ferrule.
Usually the 'belly' of a brush is central to the visible length but with Bravura the belly is closer to the ferrule.
This has resulted in a totally different 'feel' to the brush when making marks. They hold a serious amount of oil paint and create a really controlled brush mark.
MASTERS CHOICE - natural badger
A beautiful natural hair with distinctive markings and a semi-firm stroke, each tip having the softness of velvet.
This hair is responsive, yet delicate as it touches the work. Use with oil and acrylic, ideal for adding highlights and tonal values. A very resilient hair which wears well.
Ideal for watercolor and delicate work in oil.
The natural characteristics of the hair offer a good ‘belly’ for holding lots of liquid. Upon touching the paper the brush will release water similar to a fountain pen.
For oils: carries the paint with flow and precision, making it ideal for placing details.
Can be used for finishing layers, delicate layers, glazing.
For a variety of uses, all short handle
Pochades, Sets, individual brushes
For the artist in your live -
can be applied to any purchase from Studio Pintura.
ROSEMARY THOMPSON, FOUNDER
Rosemary & Co Artist's Brushes
Rosemary demonstrating some of the techniques that go into creating the high quality hand made brushes for which she, and her company, are known.