A huge selection of brushes offered here for the water colourist and the silk painter. The superior sable brush hairs are soft and flexible and come to a fine point for detail. Sable holds a great deal of water, as does the squirrel and goat hair, and wide brushes are used to create washes. The synthetic hair brushes have been made to closely simulate the performance of the natural hair brushes although they do not absorb water in the same volumes.
Water colour brushes are generally short handled as water colours tend to be worked on flat. Long handles are available for working on an easel.