Bring your creative vision to life with a watercolour paint brush from Art to Art. Choose from a variety of brands, including Princeton, Neef, Mont Marte and Pentel.
Every artist needs a range of brush styles in their collection. From the script brush for fine lines, the versatile round brush for almost everything, to the mottler brush for large watercolour washes. No matter your painting style or idea, you can find the perfect brush for you at Art to Art.
Types of watercolour paint brushes
Sable brushes for watercolour: sable hair brushes are very popular among watercolourists because the natural belly shape of the hair can hold more water and paint. It also spreads colour evenly, and is ideal for applying paint and fine, detailed work.
Taklon brushes for watercolour: made from synthetic fibres, taklon brushes offer incredible durability, shape and absorbency. Slightly stiffer than sable bristles, taklon is a great brush for both beginners and professionals. Taklon brushes also offer a more animal friendly option as they are completely synthetic and often outperform the natural versions, great for vegans!
Squirrel brushes: made from squirrel hair, these brushes hold more water than both sable and taklon - making them fantastic for big washes of watercolour paint.
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What brushes to use for watercolour?
It all depends on what effect you’re trying to achieve and what you’re painting! If you’re just getting started, we recommend the round or quill brush as it’s a staple for most watercolourists. You can also try a watercolour paint brush set so you can experiment in your own time.
Are watercolour brushes different?
Compared to acrylic and oil paint brushes, yes watercolour brushes are different! Watercolour is often made with softer materials, has a shorter handle and is optimised to work well with the fluidity of watercolour paints.
What are the different watercolor brushes used for?
Round/quill: use for fine lines, broad strokes or straight edges.
Flat: use for straight edges or to block in colour.
Mop/mottler: use for covering large areas
Rigger/script/liner: use for fine lines
Dagger/deerfoot: use for stippling, shading or cover a solid area
Fan: use for stippling, blending and more