Art Paint Brushes

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Discover a Huge Variety of Art Paint Brushes For All Artists

Spotlight offers the finest art supplies for budding artists and experienced professionals - this includes a selection of branded paint brushes. The range includes paint brushes for different purposes such as watercolour paint brushes, painting sponges and rollers and amazing value paint brush sets which are perfect for students and beginners.

Find Paint Brushes In Different Shapes For a Variety of Purposes

There are three brush shapes commonly used by artists. Some variants are available, but nowhere near as popular as these three: flat, filbert, and round. All these brush shapes are available in sable and bristle hair. Each artist tends to have their own personal preference when it comes to brush shapes. So, if you are just starting out, it is a good idea to experiment with each brush to determine the one that suits you best.

  • Flat paint brushes: The flat brush is a common choice amongst artists. It is characterised by a rectangular shape, so it also makes square marks on canvas. Because of these marks, flat brushes are a good choice for figure or portrait painting.
  • Filbert paint brushes: Artists could also choose a Filbert brush, which is a combination of the flat and round brush. The unique shape of the brush ensures artists can create various marks, but also makes it the perfect choice for blending edges on a canvas.
  • Round paint brushes: Your final choice is the round brush, enabling the artist to go from thick to thin. The shape of this type of brush resembles a pencil, so it is possible to use this brush for hatching and drawing marks.
  • Angled paint brushes: Angled brushes are perfect for shading and curved strokes, stroke work and painting into small areas and corners.

Art Paint Brushes FAQs

How does the hair type of the brush affect my art?

One of the things you must consider when buying your paintbrushes is the material the paintbrush is made of. Naturally, the most important aspect of those materials is the paintbrush hair. Artists usually choose from two different types of brushes, more specifically the bristle brush and the sable brush. These brushes are available in different shapes and sizes, but they can also be made with different types of hair - this includes animal hair and synthetic fibre.

When should I choose bristle paintbrushes for my art?

Bristle paint brushes are brushes that are a little thicker and stronger. They are usually made with rough hairs, which are commonly obtained from wild hogs. However, there are bristle paint brushes with synthetic hairs as well.

Artists use bristle paint brushes when they need to cover larger areas, since bristle paint brushes can hold a lot of paint. The texture of the bristle paint brush is also unique, since it adds a rough look and more elevation to the canvas. So, if you are missing that special quality in your painting, you might benefit from using the bristle paint brush.

When should I choose sable brushes for my art?

Compared to bristle paint brushes, sable brushes are made from finer and softer hair. Manufacturers commonly use soft animal hair, obtained from animals such as the mongoose or mink. However, soft synthetic fibres are also possible, and are usually more affordable for artists too. Considering sable brushes are made from softer materials, they will have a different effect on canvas than bristle brushes. Sable brushes tend to leave clean marks with hidden paint strokes. Therefore, these brushes are perfect for artists who want more realism in their artwork.

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