Winsor & Newton Artisan Fan Brushes, short handle, 2 sizes
Use to blend, soften edges and create texture. The fan is popular for applying glazes and blending. It is useful for stippling and feathering brass and hair effects. Good for blending skies and faces.
Artisan brushes offer the performance of bristle but maintain spring and shape when wet. The brushes can be cleaned with soap and water only as no solvents are required.
About the fibres:
The natural hog bristle is not ideally suited for water mixable oil colour because when soaked in water, the bristle loses shape and its spring becomes weak. Synthetic brush ranges are not ideally suited for use with oil colour as they are generally developed for acrylics and the blend of filament can be too soft and too flexible.
Artisan brushes have been developed with a unique blend of high quality synthetic fibres, making them strong and durable and perfect for working with thick, full bodied colour straight from the tube and specifically water mixable oils, and acrylics.