|I'm using a DaVinci Top Acryl brush to get a crisp line over 18" long.|
- Buy good brushes for the important stuff and cheap brushes for the rest. What does that mean? If you really need to get a good line over two feet of canvas, a cheap brush will not do the job. However, if all you need to do is slather soupy paint all over the background, any old brush will do.
- Take good care of your brushes and they will last a long, long time.
- Never leave your brushes standing in water or thinner.
- After washing your brushes, lay them flat on a paper towel or cloth to dry. This will prevent water from getting into the ferrule and loosening the glue that holds the bristles.
- Watercolor brushes have short handles - apparently so the artist won't poke themselves in the eye because they tend to work closer to the paper than artists painting at an easel.
- Easel brushes are so named because they have longer handles and are useful when working at an easel, giving the artist the option to work at arm's length.