Brushes & Applicators

A huge selection of natural and synthetic hair and bristle brushes for artwork, palette knives for oils and acrylics and foam brushes for large area application of dyes and paints. This selection of painting tools provide the artist with a large choice of applicators for a variety of techniques including painting with acrylics, oils, watercolours, silk paints and dyes. There are squeezy pipette bottles which can be used with a fine nib for applying thick paints, gutta outliners and glues and spray applicators for inks, dyes and paints. We also include here a choice of palettes and mixing dishes.

The waterfed brushes have a hollow handle which contains water to feed the bristles to keep them wet. The brushes can be used to paint water over watercolours to help blend colours or to dissolve water soluble media such as the watercolour pencils and crayons from Derwent and Caran d’Ache. The brushes are also a useful tool for modellers, especially when using silver clay and air-dry clays. The wet brush can be used to keep the clay moist and to help smooth surfaces.

See our Blog post Help Choosing the right Artist Brushes for Painting for further information.

More information...The brushes featured in the Brushes for Painting in Watercolours section are ideal for use in Silk Painting. The natural fibres such as sable, goat and squirrel ensure a good brush load of the fluid colours. The Dalon brushes, although synthetic, have been developed for use with these paints and will perform well for silk painters.

Thicker fabric paints such as Deka Permanent and Jacquard Lumiere are best applied with the brushes included in the Brushes for Painting with Acrylics section.