Friar’s Artist Tips: Cheap brushes work just fine.
In a typical art supply store, watercolor brushes range in price from $3.00-10.00 for the cheap synthetic ones, to $20.00 (and upwards) for ones made with sable fur.
$50.00…. for stupid BRUSH. (Yikes!) Who has the money for THAT?
When it come to brushes, I’ve learned this is one area you can skimp on. About 10 years ago, my teacher told me to save my money because the cheap-o brushes work just as well as the premium animal fur variety.
So that’s what I’ve been buying ever since, and it seems to have worked out okay. The paintings I’ve posted on this Blog (or sold) were all done with the lowest-priced brushes I could find.
Plus I’m a “weapon” (i.e. I tend to break and/or lose things). So if I end up trashing a $4.00 brush, who cares?
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