Brushes with Goat and Synthetic Fiber Blended Bristles
My Goat & Synthetic blend brushes are my most popular, and for an excellent reason. This is a revolutionary bristle that offers a responsive hair-fine tip and a fabulous media holding capability. I call the Goat & Synthetic Blend brush “synergy in a paintbrush.” This brush is awesome for all kinds of water based media, and it is also excellent for solvent based media. For the more viscous media types such as gouache, heavy body acrylics or oils, the Goat & Synthetic blend brushes work fine as long as you are not applying more paint than the the brush can hold.
The Goat Hair i use is double dressed and originally designed for use with makeup brushes. Goat hair is not very springy but has a fabulous ability to hold and deliver paint or ink and form a fine tip. Goat hair is also rugged as natural hair brushes go, and you can expect a good service life. As with all natural hair brushes, they start out great and tend to get better and better over time.
I blend in about a 10% mix of my Soft White Synthetic fibers and this gives the brush a springiness that also creates a tactile feedback on the tip of the brush. The feedback makes it much easier to do highly detailed work with this brush. Of course in addition to having an excellent hair-fine tip, the brush is also great on its belly, its side, or with the tip splayed out.
As much as people love the smaller editions of this brush, a number of artists have bought my large and XL sizes of this brush and they wrote me to say they abandoned their other brushes in favor of my XL Goat &Synthetic Brush mix. You really can’t go wrong with this brush.
I offer these brushes in bristle lengths of about 3/4″, 1″, 1.5″ and 2″ The first row shows the 3/4″ bristle length brushes, the 2nd row shows the 1″ brushes and so on. Click on the image for more information.
As an aside, i made a batch of these with 1/2″ long bristles and they were was a tad too short. Due to that the shortest editions are 3/4″ long, and very easy to control.
3/4” Long Bristle Goat & Synthetic Blend Brushes
The 3/4″ inch long bristle is favored by many because it works for all kinds of painting techniques.The brushes excel when tight control is needed and are ideal for detail work and lettering or calligraphy.
1” Long Bristle Goat & Synthetic Blend Brushes
The inch long bristle is favored by many because they are great for general applications and work well for tight control and excel for expressive work. The Goat and Synthetic blend brush is also excellent for dry brush techniques. The fine hairs are great for dappling, making leaves, bushes, grasses and wispy patterns. Longer hair editions of the Goat & Synthetic Blended Brush, such as the 1.5″ and 2″ editions do this even better than shorter bristle length editions.
1.5” Long Bristle Goat & Synthetic Blend Brushes
The 1.5 inch long bristle is favored by artists who like expressive brushes. Ceramic and watercolor artists tend to like the 1.5″ bristle length brushes. They are great for general applications and dry brush. The fine hairs are great for dappling, making leaves, bushes, grasses and wispy patterns.
2” Long Bristle Goat Synthetic Blend Brushes
The 2 inch long bristle is favored by people who like expressive brushes. Ceramic and water color artists tend to like the 2″ bristle brushes. They are great for sensuous, curvy lines and dry brush. The fine hairs are great for dappling, making leaves, bushes, grasses and wispy patterns.
Special Edition Goat Synthetic Blend Brushes
These are some of my specialty brushes. The Special Edition brushes are for those who like something truly unique as part of their collection. Where most of my brushes are designed as functional brushes which are also works of art, these are designed as unique true one of a kind works of art, that are also functional brushes.
My Rhizome handle brushes are designed as both one of a kind works of art, and are also ideal for artists who want an easy to hold brush. The Rhizome handle brushes fit comfortably in the hand and are extraordinary to work with.
You can find out more about my hand grip brushes here.