What Brush Should I Get
A good paint brush will be your pathway to a world of discovery. Paint brushes become an artists loved tool the more they are used. The more you paint with them the more you become familiar with the way a good paint brush handles the paint and what it can do for you.
Paint brushes come in many different shapes and sizes. The sizes and shapes of a paint brush will depend on how large you want to paint or how detailed you want to get.
The kind of paint brush that you use can make a differences in how your painting will turn out. Some brushes are suited to particular techniques then others. So how do you know which good paint brush to pick?
Round paint brushes are good for outlining, detailed work, filling in small areas and create thin to thick lines. The tip is used for thin line and the thick line comes when you press the brush down, best accomplished by using a thinned out paint.
Square end brushes are good for bold strokes, washes, filling wide spaces, and you can use the edge for fine lines, straight edges and stripes.
Filbert paint brushes are flat brushes with rounded tips. These paint brushes are used for blending, soft rounded edges like flower petals. This brush is a combination of a round and a flat. Because they can be uses for details and cover more space than a round.
Angle paint brushes are flat brushes cut on an angle. They are good to use for curved strokes and filling in corners. They can reach small spaces with the tip and cover a lot of space like a flat brush.
If you are just starting out and you want decide if you enjoy painting. I suggest you get one round and one flat. Now remember if you took a bulk paint class and they provided the brushes and you were not impressed with your outcome, a good paint brush can make the world of difference to you.
You do not have to pay a lot of money to get a good paint brush to do the job you want them to do. If you are looking to do a back ground with a lot of open space to cover. I would use a ¾ to 1 inch flat with a stiff bristle. You will be surprised what you can get out of that single brush. If you add a round detail to that then there will be a lot of different techniques you can accomplish.
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