Chungking Bristles (Bristles from hogs raised in the region of the Chinese city of Chungking) considered to be the best for oil painting, having long, deep flags. Theoretically the longer the flags the better the bristle. Used mainly for oil, acrylic and hobby ceramics. Interlocked ‘curved’ heads allow retention of shape. These superior quality bristles are less likely to ‘splay’ or spread in use.
"In the age of big brush strokes and texture on smooth linen surfaces, this bristle brush excels at what is known as the “dab and smear” technique on medium texture linen such as Friedick’s Oil Primed Linen Panels.
When too much paint has been distributed on the surface and then a fan brush has been used over the painted area, the fan brush can smear all the work and lower the intensity of the colors. This brush leaves the perfect amount of paint allowing your colors to maintain their individual dabs and color’s vibrancy." - Chris diDom...More info.
Chungking Bristle is considered to be the best for oil painting, having long, deep flags. Short Flats allow a much sturdier brush with a stronger "snap" creating sharper edges and control. Ideal for blocking in and impasto.
Chungking Bristle is considered to be the best for oil painting, having long, deep flags. The larger rounds are brilliant for laying on colour whilst the smaller rounds are ideal for finer detail.
"A long haired brush, when used full of paint gives a very particular sort of stroke- the paint applies thickly, but the impasto quite short as the spring of the long hair lends itself to a thicker stroke that ends quickly with evidence of the hair dragging through the paint. When used oil rich, or full of solvent, the Egbert can act a bit like a rigger, precise, long lines that when done confidently have a steady thickness and calligraphic edge."
Chungking Bristle is considered to be the best for oil painting, having long, deep flags. Fan brushes use a special ferrule which spreads the hairs to form a fan shape. Used for several effects including grasses, fur and often for blending.