Paint Brushes

“Study the rules like an expert, break them like an artist.”

Everyone today knows about paint brushes, an essential product for painting and first love of a painter. Most of the paint brushes we today see are manufactured in a factory, but there are also brushes that are handmade, for professional-quality. Those who need delicate brushes for fine oil or watercolour painting may make their own brushes or purchase them from an expert who produces them on order. Such handmade brushes can be very expensive. However, the exclusive professional brushes can still be produced in a factory and brought together in parts, by hand-assembly techniques.

19th century history of creations specify that brushes are of comparatively recent progress. Though Very little is known about the invention of the paintbrush. Then, like now, sable brushes were considered as best for hand painting. Materials such as rattan, whalebone or even shavings of wood were used in place of bristle for painting jobs that did not require much elasticity within the brush, before the use of synthetics in paintbrushes.

Before about 1830, all quality brushes were imported, later number of American companies discovered that paint brushes were quicker to be manufactured without much machinery to assist them. Bristle was cleaned and mixed by hand; brush heads were affixed to the spacer by hand-gluing.

According to sources from 1870 the packing, papering, labelling was all completed by boys and girls. Although these factories could produce brushes quickly, the procedures were not yet mechanized. Particular machines for mixing, finishing, tapering, gluing, handle-making and attaching brush head to handle came into existence 50 years later. Though, fine brushes are still individually made by hand with great care and are expensive. (1)

Types of Paint Brushes:
7 most types of paint brushes are listed here and what they are most commonly used for. Though that these are just universal references and suggestions. Some fine artists might be anxious about knowing the right brushes for different painting techniques.

1. The wash brushes
These are the paint brushes that are very big. Wash brushes are known for covering large parts of canvas or paper quickly.

2. The angled paint brushes
These brushes have an angled or slanted tip and are also known as slanted brushes. The tip of the bristles is slanted especially for creating curves, lines and shapes that vary in thickness and coverage.

3. The flat brushes
A flat brush looks similar to a was brush. But on looking closely you will notice that it is not as thick and rounded bristles like that of a wash brush. If you are working on an art piece where you find a wash brush is too large, the flat brush can help you get your paint style.

4. The fan brushes
A fan brush becomes your best friend if you are used to with painting landscapes, these help you paint grasses, trees and other watery types of designs. With fan brushes you can also paint fine textures.

5. Round Brushes
Round brushes are smaller than flat and angled brushes, and have a soft rounded edge as the name goes. They give you maximum control for various details in your painting. The handle of these brushes is similar to pens or pencils.

6. The liner Brushes
As the name goes, liner brushes are used for creatines thin outlines and textures for extra details in your painting. They have very thin bristles.

7. Paint Palette knives
Palette knives are technically not used brushing, but they are commonly and popular way of applying paint on canvas. Many artists use palette knives to create different textures and effects on their artwork.

Your art is supposed to be fun and creative – and beyond the limits of the way things are normally done. This is makes artists the amazingly talented and creative people!

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Pamela Reis, is a born Artist and a Graphic Designer, expert free hand painter for 12years. Believes that creativity knows no limits and loves using various stuff such as pyrography, brushes, digital illustration, etc. to showcase her creativity. Her hand painted artwork won The Gnarly Magazine Tank Art Contest #2019. Along with art, she is passionate for music as well, combination of art and music together, formed - The Papeel, where her creativity expresses freedom as she works with combination of various techniques to get the best for you.

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