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A blend of natural squirrel hair and black synthetic filament combines to provide excellent carrying capacity with control, spring, and precise pointing. Black Velvet brushes are full bodied, with a wonderful snap. Use them with watercolor, silk painting, inks, dyes, acrylics, and gouache.
A polished black ferrule crimps the hair and is fitted to a gloss black handle.
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Best dye/watercolor brush
from North Carolina for now
Comments about Silver Brush Black Velvet Oval Wash Series 3009:
I bought one to try out and fell in love with how much dye (I'm a silk artist) it holds and that sharp little point it comes to. Amazing. So I went and bought two more because I like one each for yellow, blue, and red. Best brush purchase I have ever made and Blick had a sale on too.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Desert Island Brush!!
from New Orleans
I just received the 3/4-inch pointed-oval-wash brush from Blick. WOW!! This is my new best-ever brush, the one I'd take with me if I had to pack only one brush for getting stranded on a desert island. I had already owned the 1-inch pointed-oval-wash (I think the Blick description calls them just "oval wash" without the word "pointed" but they are, believe me, rather nicely pointed too!) and felt like it was ever so slightly cumbersome, because it's a bit bigger than I thought it would be. (The Blick website's dimensions are accurate, no issue there; I just wrongly expected something smaller on the basis of my own subjective guess and mistake.) So I sized down from 1-inch to 3/4-inch and man I can't stop using it. An oval wash brush is good for mopping clear water onto a wide area of paper in preparation for an even application of watercolor pigment, and this works as well as any other mop or sumi brush I've ever used for that purpose. And this particular oval wash has longer bristles down the middle, to the extent that you might call it a "cat's tongue" brush; which means it has a very delicate "nose" (or uh "tongue"?) that you can sweep gently over any area, with or without the pigment. Some pointed oval wash brushes CAN be the worst of both worlds, too wide and floppy to be useful as typical rounds, but also too pointed and slim to adequately serve as an even-application mop or wash brush. But this one? It mixes the best of both worlds, and the various functions don't ever seem to interfere with one another. Get one. I'm getting a second one right now! Seriously, I'm not joking, I'm going to buy two.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
from Dallas, TX
I purchased three Silver Brush Black Velvet watercolor brushes the oval 3/4", round 8 and a script 1. And I love them! I though I sucked at watercolors because I was using student grade Koi Sakura watercolors and student watercolor brushes. I do not recommend Princeton Art & Brush Co series 4350AS made of synthetic golden taklon for watercolors. Period. I am extremely happy with the Silver Brush Black Velvet watercolor brushes. I will never look back! The Silver Brush Black Velvet is a delight to use. It has just enough spring and it retains it's shape. I heard about them from watching "The Mind of Watercolor" on You Tube. The man who does the channel is a professional illustrator. He gave a fabulous recommendation! Do yourself a favor if you are a beginning watercolor student or professional try this brush. Buy artist quality watercolor paper. I like Arches cold press. Don't skim on the paper. And buy an artist quality watercolor! Seriously. I wish I had known. All this time I though I sucked at watercolor. The tools do make a huge difference! Always buy the best art supplies that you can afford!
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
from Kenosha, wi
I am very much a beginner in water coloring and I have tried several "cheap" brushes in the past without having done any research or having any brand in mind. I always thought water coloring must just be beyond my capability. I opened these up and used these brushes just the other day and I couldn't believe what a difference it made! I told my husband that the brush upgrade makes it look like I know what I'm doing! I have researched, and many other people who are a lot more skilled than me love these, but I'm just getting into watercolor and I LOVE them. They seem extra nice compared to anything else I ever picked up just on a whim! I can't wait to continue usingr these and I'm definitely going to order more in various sizes!
I would by this product again
from Dayton, Ohio
I use these brushes for water coloring. These brushes really hold water great the bristle are wonderful and they keep their shape. Aso, I have brushes that cost less and some that cost more and these are by far the best ones I own. I have no complaints about these brushes.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Best silk painting brush on the market
from Nipomo, CA
This brush holds a lot of paint yet can do fine detail with the tip. It is well made, does not leave hairs behind.
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Silver Black Velvet oval wash brush
By Teacher Deb
from Lancaster PA
My favorite brush! It holds a lot of paint and is soft enough for perfect washes, yet the point lets me keep the precise detail I like. This brush holds its shape and lasts for years. I think it's every bit as good as the very expensive sable brushes, for a fraction of the cost.
from McLean VA
These are terrific brushes for washes and sweeping skies.
By Marilyn Stitches
from Southern California
This brush has a nice flow to using it with watercolor. The pointed tip lets you do real detail without changing to another brush. I would buy the smaller one too, eventually.
Wow what a fantastic brush.
By Silk brush
This type of brush is fantastic for brushwork on silk.It's pricey but well worth it....I'd like to get the 3/4 bush too...
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