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University Brushes from Winsor & Newton are an affordable choice for all artists — from beginners to professionals — seeking a high-quality, inexpensive, all-purpose brush.
Made with smooth white polyester fibers that allow for clean, flowing strokes, they are soft enough to use with watercolors yet stiff enough to use with slightly more fluid oils and acrylics. The fiber offers excellent spring and shape retention and will last a considerable length of time if properly cared for.
The handles are crafted of natural wood and finished with five coats of red lacquer to protect them from swelling during use or when exposed to solvents.
Ideal for watercolor painting, Short Handle University Brushes are also an inexpensive all-purpose brush, ideal for a wide range of craft applications.
Long and Short Handles — Long handles are recommended for easel style painting, while short handles are recommended for table-top painting where the artwork lies flat, especially with water media.
Shipping Note — Due to manufacturer distribution restrictions, Winsor & Newton products cannot be shipped to addresses outside of North America.
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Stocking up on a new favorite
from Hillsboro, NH
Comments about Winsor & Newton Short Handle University Brushes:
I had a couple of these brushes from a previous order, and decently I've found myself gravitating to them more and more. So I wanted to try out a range of sizes of the same style brush. I bought a handful of them and I haven't been disappointed. They provide a nice smooth feel and at a reasonable price.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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A Good Flat Brush!
from Lake Tahoe
Comments about Winsor & Newton University Bright:
I like using a flat brush for abstract oil painting and find this brand to be quite up to the task.
all time favorite brush
from New York, NY
Comments about Winsor & Newton University Round:
short handle, sturdy bristles hold their shape, good value.
Durable brush for many mediums.
By Canvas Bakery Art
from Orange County, CA
Keeps it's point even with thick paints. Great value for how long lasting it is.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Windsor Newton University brushes
from Trabuco Canyon, Ca.
I had wanted to try these brushes for my watercolor. I'm used to using the soft hair brushes for most of my work. These are more of a stiff bristle brush, but are great for filling in areas and fine line areas.
(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
DURABLE AND THE POINTS STAY SHARP
By A. S.
from Michigan, USA
I have been using University brushes for many years for gouache & casein and occasionally watercolor. What impresses me are two things: they keep their points very well and they are long-lasting. I am a professional artist so my brushes get a lot of wear. A size #1 round which I use for fine lines a few hours per week seems to last about a year before the point starts to wear down and become blunt. I need to make fine lines with the tip so after about a year, I need to get a new one. BUT, when the point does start to go, it simply wears down & becomes rounded, not like some brands that become flayed & the bristles fan out. So this brush definitely keeps its shape. Even after I must get a new one for fine lines, I still keep the older ones for broader applications of paint. I have University brushes that I've been using for more than TEN years. I am very gentle with my brushes, however, I mainly use the rounds to make fine lines, not scrubbing or anything rough, so I don't know how they would hold up for that. But they seem pretty durable to me. Also, as of May-2015, they are still made in England.
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OLD & NEW: TWO BRUSHES I STILL USE REGULARLY
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I continue to buy this product
By Geno of the North
from Minneapols, MN
I paint with oil paints and really like these brushes. They handle the oil great. The brushes hold up really well.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Works well, lasts well
from Haverhill, MA
These brushes are perfect for glazing or for painting a smooth surface (I use oils). They might not be the best choice for heavier applications or impasto, because they are a little soft, although I have used them for thicker painting as well.Other stiffer brushes seem to wear faster than these, especially on the edges. These stand up really well over time.
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These are my favorite paints - only one year in and making progress as an "artist" in training. Brushes are an ideal shape for my work.
Winsor & Newton University SER 233 000
from NW WI
I use the W&N round series 233 in 000, for my finer detail work and while is not an expensive brush holds up well doing both watercolor and oil pigments. They have a very good point and being a round brush work for my high details of my wildlife painting and I would recommend using, a very good value for the money.Jimmy Springett wildlife painter
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Crex Meadows Wildlife Area Sandhill Cranes
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