David Howell Watercolour Brush Selection

David Howell Watercolour Brush Selection
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"I'm a great believer in quality rather than quantity and this selection of squirrel and sable brushes is ideal for both the outdoor painter and for studio work.  Good squirrel hair brushes hold a lot of watercolour but let it go on to the paper at a faster rate than sables and therefore are excellent for initial washes.  They encourage a bold and fast approach to coverage of the paper, reducing the risk of wet areas on the paper seeping into sections that are already drying and generally get the painting up and running.  The big 1" brush is ideal for background washes and skies and the Petit Gris mop, whilst retaining the capacity to hold a large amount of paint, points sufficiently to allow more detailed shapes to be quickly painted with a loose free approach.   

The sables bring control.  There is absolutely nothing that rivals a good sable brush's ability to contain a good load of paint but allow the painter to control the release of it, particularly with wet in wet work.  All of these will point beautifully to allow detailed painting but the larger ones handle superbly  and the size 16 in particular will encourage confidence in working with bigger brushes and a more painterly approach, whilst the sable rigger is ideal for the thin lines of grasses, mooring ropes, telephone wires, branches, etc. without getting too detailed and fiddly. 

I've always aimed to work with top quality materials and equipment and have owned some very expensive brushes in my time but Rosemary's are up there with the very best and are better than most.  Beautifully finished and able to stand up to the hard life that a professional painter hands out, I'm happy to recommend them to my students and all painters who appreciate excellence." - David Howell PPRSMA

Visit David's website: www.davidhowell.co.uk

This set contains 6 brushes (all on Short Handles):

Series Sizes
Series 99. Pointed Pure Sable 16
Series 33. Pure Kolinsky Pointed  7, 10
Series 44. Pure Kolinsky Rigger 6
Series 170. Pure Squirrel Mop 8
Series 48. Pure Squirrel Flat Wash 1"


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