Our brushes are manufactured in the USA with the highest artists standards.

 

 

 Fusion Watercolor Brush

Designed for watercolor techniques, this unique blend of absorbent fibers is also the workhorse of the Paint It Simply program and our Heritage Module 2 program.  This brush was developed a few years ago for watercolor, softer color applications.  This brush emulates the softer squirrel brush used by oil painters for the past 400 years.  The softer more absorbent hairs of the fusion allow the artists of our educational programs to achieve rich and mottled oil emulation effects.  When painting the flowers and mottled effects of Alla Prima techniques, we need to "flow" color and not mix colors.  Synthetics designed for today's acrylics will not do this.  Modern synthetics can not paint our Paint It Simply lessons and Module 2 lessons, and likewise, the Fusion brush is too soft for some decorative painting applications.

 


 

Bristle Brush

This is one of the oldest and most traditional types of brushes.  We use this brush in several landscape lessons and a few floral lessons.  The traditional bristle brush is made from hog hair and is very stiff.  This stiffness allows the artist to push around thicker amounts of paint.  With the educational lessons, we use the more advanced formula Heritage MultiMedia Acrylics which by nature are much thicker than bottled acrylics. The bristle works wonderful for these painting techniques.


 

Synthetic Brush

This type of brush was developed in the late 1970's due to the popularity of the bottled acrylics.  It is used to apply the thinner acrylics associated with today's Decorative Painters. This brush has some limited used in the Paint It Simply program.  It is used in a few landscape lessons where sharp details are needed.  Our Module 1 Educational techniques are designed to emulate the traditional decorative painting techniques of the 20th century.  Perfect for sideloading and floating which became popular in the last 20 years of decorative painting.