A Paintbrush Guide
Depending on what medium you will be working in; watercolor, oil or acrylic, there is a vast range of brushes to choose from. The following is the basic, most common information about brushes that most likely anyone will be able to find in any art store or online.
You don’t need a bunch of brushes to start. When starting a painting workshop most students get about 6 brushes which is plenty to start with. Paint brushes are something that you collect over time and sometimes need to replace. Depending on what you will be painting on, such as rough canvas, you may need to replace your brushes more frequently as rough canvas can act as sandpaper on your brush. I keep my brushes long after they don’t resemble anything similar to the original brush I purchased– when they are simply sticks with a fringe on the end. These brushes are some of my favorites for blending.