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Acrylic Colour Brushes

Acrylic colour brushes are generally made from different types of hair, Hog, Sable and Synthetic hair. Hog brushes are used for thick viscous paints. Sable and synthetic brushes are used when the painter needs more control when the colour has been thinned down with painting mediums.

Remember that being an artist means being creative with all of you painting tools. These categories are only a guide to what paint is suitable for each brush. Don’t be afraid to use your brush with any paint/medium to create you unique finish.

Please be aware not all styles and sizes shown on the maker’s websites are imported into New Zealand. Please contact The Drawing Room if you have any questions in regards to availability.

Galeria Brushes

Specifically designed for acrylic colour. Strong and resilient whilst flexible and sensitive. Galeria brushes have been specifically designed for use with acrylic colour. The versatility of acrylic colour places heavy demands on any brush, which is why Galeria brushes are made to be strong and resilient, whilst offering flexibility and sensitivity in use.

The unique mix of synthetic filaments has been developed to provide artists with perfect control for thicker application of colour and responsiveness, whilst maintaining excellent shape retention.

Styles and sizes available at The Drawing Room:
Long Handled round-1,2,4,6,8,12,16,20,24,28
Long Handle Short Flat-2, 4, 8, 12, 14,18,22,28
Long Handle Filbert-2, 4,8,12,14,18,22
One Stroke-3, 6, 10,12,19,25 (mm)
Short Handle Round-1,2,3,4,5,6,8,10,12,14,16

To see the range of sizes and styles please click here.
http://www.winsornewton.com/products/brushes/for-acrylic-colour/galeria/

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Azanta Brushes for Oil & Acrylic Colour

Azanta Hog Brushes are a range of inexpensive natural Hog Bristle Brushes suitable for use with Oil and Acrylic Colour.
Made from good quality hog hair, Azanta brushes have a good degree of stiffness and the bristles are ‘flagged' (i.e. split at the tips). These qualities make Azanta perfect for mixing and applying thick bodied oil colour.

Styles and sizes available at The Drawing Room:
Short Flat Bright- 2, 4,6,8,10,12
Flat- 2, 4,6,8,10,12
Round- 2, 4,6,8,10,12
Filbert- 2, 4,6,8,10,12
Short Handle Short Flat- 2, 4,6,8,10,12
Short handle Round- 2, 4,6,8,10,12

To see the range of sizes and styles please click here.
http://www.winsornewton.com/products/brushes/for-acrylic-colour/galeria/

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Sceptre Gold II for Water Colour, Acrylic & Oil Colour

The perfect mix of sable and synthetic giving the performance of sable at the price of synthetic. Sceptre Gold II is a range of high quality brushes made from a mix of sable and synthetic fibres. They are ideal for working with water colour and fluid oil colour but are also suitable for use with acrylic, water mixable oil and alkyd fast drying oil colour.

The high proportion of sable in Sceptre Gold II gives the brushes considerably more ability to make larger washes in one stroke than normal synthetic brushes and the hairs are tapered to a fine point, giving the brush control for detailed work.

Styles and sizes available at The Drawing Room:
101 Round-000,000,00,0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,12,14,16,20
202 Designers- 0,1,2,3,4,5,6
303 Rigger- 0,1,2,3
606 One Stroke- 3, 6, 10, 13, 19, 25(mm)
808 Fan- 2, 4, 6

To see the range of sizes and sizes please click here.
http://www.winsornewton.com/products/brushes/for-water-colour--gouache/sceptre-gold-ii/

Chung-king White Bristle (Escoda)

Escoda handcrafts premium-quality bristle to create a superior quality brush that stands up beautifully to heavy paint. Escoda's patented curing process accentuates the memory of the bristles. The brush retains its original shape and handles wonderfully. The long, natural varnished handle offers plenty of control. It's attached to the nickel ferrule using Escoda's exclusive triple crimping process.

Styles and sizes available at The Drawing Room:
4628 Bright-2, 4,8,12,16,20,24
4729 Filbert-2, 4,8,12,16,20,24
4829 Flat-2, 4,8,12,16,20,24
5131 Round-2, 4,8,12,16,20,24

To see the range of sizes and styles please click here.
http://www.escoda.com/home.asp

Chung-king White Bristle Mottler (Escoda)

The Escoda Chung-king is a long-lasting, high quality, economical handcrafted brush. The long white hog-bristle is great for varnish and gesso. It keeps an excellent edge for a controlled application. Escoda cures each brush resulting in remarkable spring and resilience of the hair.

Styles and sizes available at The Drawing Room:
Series 2360 Flat- 9, 12, 15,18,21,24

To see the range of sizes and styles please click here.
http://www.escoda.com/home.asp

Takatsu Synthetic (Escoda)

Escoda Takatsu is a synthetic filament with a feel that is almost identical to traditional sable, but much more robust. The extra natural spring and resilience of the blended filaments makes it an excellent choice for acrylics and oils. The Escoda curing process creates a brush head that consistently snaps back to its original shape.
The long red lacquered wood handle is triple crimped to the nickel-plated brass ferrule.

Styles and sizes available at The Drawing Room:
3050 Bright- 0, 2,4,6,8,10,12,16
3060 Filbert- 0, 2,4,6,8,10,12,16
3075 Round- 0, 2,4,6,8,10,12,16

To see the range of sizes and styles please click here.
http://www.escoda.com/home.asp

Teijin Synthetic (Escoda)

Escoda Teijin fibber is a synthetic with thicker and stiffer fibers for work with heavier bodied paints. It's a great brush for painters using gouache, egg tempera, and even acrylic paints. The Teijin fiber is maroon-coloured and holds its shape and edge extremely well even with thicker paints. It works well in watercolour for edge and snap, but holds less water.
The short black lacquered wood handle is triple crimped to the nickel-plated brass ferrule.

Styles and sizes available at The Drawing Room:
1950 Bright- 0, 2,4,6,8,10,12,16
1960 Filbert- 0, 2,4,6,8,10,12,16
1975 Round- 0, 2,4,6,8,10,12,16

To see the range of sizes and styles please click here.
http://www.escoda.com/home.asp

Tadami Synthetic Mongoose Imitation (Escoda)

Looking for something a little out of the ordinary? The Tadami brush from Escoda is one of the finest crafted brushes we've seen. The synthetic filament is designed to simulate the feel of mongoose hair, a favourite of painters for centuries.
The brush head is stiffer than most synthetics, but it holds a remarkable point and is not as stiff as a bristle brush. It’s perfect for oil and acrylic in most any consistency. The Escoda curing process creates a brush head that consistently snaps back to its original shape.The long gray-black lacquered wood handle is triple crimped to the nickel-plated brass ferrule.

Styles and sizes available at The Drawing Room:
4050 Bright- 0, 2,4,6,8,10,12,16
4075 Round- 0, 2,4,6,8,10,12,16

To see the range of sizes and styles please click here.
http://www.escoda.com/home.asp

Light Ox Hair Mottler (Escoda)

The Escoda 2234 is a flat, straight-edged brush for painting broad passages, washes, and for varnishing. The long, tightly crimped ox hair gives it superb control, and a soft, fluid stroke. Escoda specially cures each handcrafted brush to ensure resiliency and performance for years to come.
The 2234 has a matte-varnished wooden handle, and a seamed, nickel-plated ferrule.

Styles and sizes available at The Drawing Room:
2234 Flat-9, 12, 15

To see the range of sizes and styles please click here.
http://www.escoda.com/home.asp

Light Ox Hair High-liner (Escoda)

Escoda takes great care in curing their brush hair so that what results is a tool that offering remarkable spring and resilience.
Their Ox hair flat is an excellent choice for medium-size stroke work, edging and striping. The short, lacquered natural wood handle offers superb control. It’s attached to the nickel-plated brass ferrule via Escodas exclusive triple crimping process.

Styles and sizes available at The Drawing Room:
6318- 0, 2, 4,6,8,12,16
6521- 0, 2, 4,6,8,12,16

To see the range of sizes and styles please click here.
http://www.escoda.com/home.asp

Series 7000 (NAM)

This is a superior quality special blend polyester/synthetic brush, with a matt black handle and gold coloured ferrule. Holds an excellent shape and spring. Short handle.

Styles and sizes available at The Drawing Room:
Round-00, 1,2,3,4,6,8,10,12
Flat-3, 6, 13, 19, 25, 38, (mm)

Series 220 Albino (NAM)

NAM Series 220 Albino is a short handled white Taklon student brush. This brush is idea for detailed painting.

Styles and sizes available at The Drawing Room:
Round-2, 4, 6,8,10
Flat-6, 9, 12,19,25,35 (mm)

Perspex (NAM)

This is a quality synthetic flat brush which can be used for washes of all sizes. Presented in a clear Perspex handle with burnisher end.

Styles and sizes available at The Drawing Room:
Flat-6, 9,12,18,25 (mm)

 

Ruby Red (NAM)

Quality burgundy Prolon synthetic long handled brush for oils or acrylics/ The Filament is soft but resilient. Gold ferrule with maroon handle.

Styles and sizes available at The Drawing Room:
Round-1, 2,4,8,10,12
Flat-1, 2,4,8,10,12
Filbert-1, 2,4,8,10,12

Silver Sable (NAM)

Pure Red Sable brush with an excellent point and spring. Round ferrule with new silver look short handle. Ideal for both the graphic and fine artist.

Sizes available at The Drawing Room:
6/1, 2/0, 1, 3, 4,6,8,10,12

Kazan Mop Brush (NAM)

A brown pure Russian squirrel mop brush. Extremely soft and delicate, will not leave voids or hair tracks. Forms an excellent point and is extra absorbent, allowing the brush tip to hold paint exceptionally well. The hardwood handles are lacquer finished for long life. It is ideally suited to ink, watercolour and other water based paints.

Sizes available at The Drawing Room:
4,6,8,10,12

Holbein Series K

Holbein Series K is the world’s leading professional bristle brush. Finest white Chinese hog hair bristle, hand selected interlocked construction. Seamless nickel plated brass ferrules, long polished handles.

Styles and sizes available at The Drawing Room:
Round- 000, 0, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 20
Filbert-000, 0, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 20

Holbein Series LX

Holbein Series LX is top quality, extra long filbert ferrule, hog hair brush. They have a nickel ferrule and a long clear varnished handle.

Styles and sizes available at The Drawing Room:
Filbert- 2, 4, 6, 8

Mongoolon (NAM)

NAM Mongoolon Brushes are a worldwide first development. Made with interlocked triple coloured Mongoolon synthetic fibres. Short black handle watercolour and acrylic brush with black brass ferrule.

Styles and sizes available at The Drawing Room:
Round-2, 4, 8,10,12,16
Flat-1/8, 1/4, 3/8, 1/2, 5/8, 3/4
Filbert-1/8, 1/4, 3/8, 1/2, 5/8, 3/4
Angular-1/8, 1/4, 3/8, 1/2, 5/8, 3/4
Fan-4, 10, 12

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Other areas of interest:

Acrylic Paints
Acrylic Mediums

Hints, Tips & Techniques for Acrylic Colour Brushes

How to choose an acrylic colour brush.
http://www.winsornewton.com/products/brushes/for-acrylic-colour/further-information/

How to care for your brushes
http://www.winsornewton.com/products/brushes/care-and-cleaning-of-brushes/

Brand web-sites.

Winsor & Newton
http://www.winsornewton.com/ 

Escoda
http://www.escoda.com/home.asp

Holbein
http://www.holbeinhk.com/brushes.html

 

 

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