Professional quality and affordability go hand in hand with this line of brushes. Many characteristics of a traditional sable hair watercolor brush are preserved in this synthetic filament variant without the environmental drawbacks associated with animal based products. These brushes have an amazing capacity to hold liquid, lay down color in smooth, fluid strokes and have unsurpassed spring. A Goldenedge® brush is exceptionally durable and maintains a perfect shape and extremely fine point even with repeated use.
Goldenedge (Watercolor) - Aquarelle
Aquarelle: A watercolor specific brush used for laying down large areas of water or color. The end of the handle is angled and used to scrape and burnish.
Goldenedge (Watercolor) - Filbert
Filbert: Also called a cat?s tongue due to the flat, oval edge. Creates a softer edge than a flat or bright, and is used for blending particularly because the brushes stick together well when wet.
Goldenedge (Watercolor) - Liner
Liner: Similar to rounds, but with longer hairs. Liners have a large color carrying capacity and makes long, fluid strokes. Creates thin lines for detail work such as outlining, lettering, stippling, and highlighting. Often used for creating hair, whiskers, script, branches, vines, and other subjects requiring fine detail.
Goldenedge (Watercolor) - Oval Wash
Oval Wash: A cross between a mop and a filbert, the oval wash is used primarily in watercolor painting for laying in large amounts of color, blending, and for applying glazes to oils and acrylics.
Goldenedge (Watercolor) - Round
Round: Shorter hair than a liner, rounds come in a wider variety of sizes from very fine to extra large. Smaller sizes are typically used for detail work and larger sizes tend to be used for washes and filling in color. A round brush stroke is tapered and can create lines that are fine to thick. The round has less versatility than the flatter brushes.
Goldenedge (Watercolor) - Stroke
Stroke: Strokes have long, rectangular ends that are primarily used for watercolor and ink applications, as well as for sign painting as they have a large color carrying capacity and create long, fluid strokes. May be used to lay-in large areas of color, create detail, and for blending depending on the brush size and fiber make up. Similar to flats, strokes tend to have a slightly more tapered end.
Goldenedge (Watercolor) - Wash
Wash: A wide, flat brush used primarily in watercolor painting to lay-in large amounts of color, to wet paper, or for blending. For oils and acrylics, soft wash brushes can be used for glazing and varnishing.