Brush Types

Brush Supplies

Oil &Acrylic


Long Handle Brush Brand Names:


  • Holbein Series 220 Resable
  • Grumbacher
  • Connoisseur
  • Simply Simmons
  • Protege
  • Richeson Synthetic Brushes




Short Handle Brand Brush Names:

  • Connoisseur
  • Dynasty
  • Black Velvet, Silver Black Velvet
  • Grumbacher
  • Isabey
  • Protégé
  • Princeton Neptune
  • Raphael
  • Silver Brush
  • Simply Simmons
  • Winsor & Newton Series 7 (Kolinsky) Sable


Water Cartridge Brushes


  • Caran d’Ache
  • Koi
  • SUMI


SUMI & Chinese Paintings


  • Connoisseur Asian Art Brushes
  • Connoisseur Hake Brushes
  • Pro Art Calligraphy Brushes
  • Special Gift Sets




Traditionally, Long Handles are for Oil & Acrylic paints to allow the artist to work at a distance from the canvas. Short Handle brushes are for Watercolor painters who are closer to their paper.


In terms of use, acrylic paints are the most caustic and brushes are only made with synthetics or hog bristle.  Oil brushes can be made with finer natural hair like Fitch and Sable.  Some Acrylic brushes may be used with all 3 types of paint, while brushes made for Oil or Watercolor should NOT be used with acrylic paints.  Brushes that are specifically designed for watercolor can  hold the water/paint and alllow for delicate brushstrokes.


Shapes of brushes: Bright, Filbert, Flat, Round.  Plus many other unique brushes for each type of paint.  For example, some watercolor brushes are called “Mop”, “Dagger Risslon” and “Cat’s Tongue”!


More detailed product info coming soon.
















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