Maybe a little eclectic for an artist with a single style, but perfect for one who's still searching for himself. Or for any hobbyist. There are no (2) brushes exactly alike in this set of (15). They all have natural bristles, color-coded wooden handles and metal ferrules, but they range from fairly fine to 1/2" wide, and 7" to 10" long. There are at least (3) different kinds of bristles, and they are round, blunt and pointed. A nice variety, and a very nice quality for this price.
For kiddies with advanced style sense, or adults who have moved beyond the basic spectrum. You get (16) different watercolors in this set, including black, white, aqua, grey, dark blue, purple, medium and dark green, rose, red, yellow, orange, cocoa, dark brown, creamsicle and teal. Each color is a pretty-much-standard-sized tablet of paint inside a snap-close plastic case. Brush included.
This clever little artist's brush holder/cleaner will keep those oil or watercolor brushes standing up (or down) straight with their little heads under water or paint thinner, clean and un-bent until you need them. A 4" dia x 2" deep aluminum cup is topped by a 6" tall U-shaped handle with a brush-holding spring across the top. Inside the cup is a mesh screen (with its own handle) for to clean the paint off and let it settle to the bottom, away from the bristles. The handle is removable for storage or travel.
And you can’t lose. Really. Five bucks buys you (4) good quality artists’ paint brushes, 5” to 12” in length, from an extremely assorted collection. You’ll get sable, nylon, ox hair or camel hair, long or short, very fine to very wide, round to flat, in sizes from very fine to very wide, all from Duro Art Industries in Chicago. Gives you something to look forward to.
First you squeeze, then you paint. We'll pick (5) different colors from our staggeringly large selection of Shiva by Delta artists' oil paints, all with lovely names including colonial blue, Quaker gray, Norsk blue, palomino, red iron oxide, adobe, walnut, phthalo, silver, hammered iron and a bunch more.
You just can't have a naked vase or goblet or mirror around, can you? You have to draw swirls and dots and initials on everything. You'll love this 4 oz applicator of pink Window Color that lets you emboss glass or plexiglass. The paint is the consistency of white glue and takes hours to dry, but then it won't wash off. (Although it can, with some effort, be peeled off.) We're glad you're partial to pink, since that's all we have.
Oh, OK, maybe these are just The Really Nice Seven, but the artist in you will love them anyway. You get a 1" wide foam brush, 1" nylon bristle, 3/4" nylon bristle, #10 and #14 nylon wedge brushes, #0 and #3 nylon pointed brushes. One of them is probably mis-labeled, which makes them surplus but no less really-nice. And if you compare our price to art and craft store prices, you'll probably want to stock up.
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