Brushes

Shorthandle | Longhandle | Natural & Synthetic Bristle

Inglewood Art carries a wide selection of brushes including Heinz Jordan, Princeton, Simply Simmons. We also carry a variety of utility brushes for varnishing and large scale painting. Check out our selection of short handled, longhandled, natural & synthetic brushes. Ask our staff about selecting the right brush for you. Pricing for our brushes is not available online, please inquire about pricing and availibility.

Heinz Jordan Short Handle Synthetic Brushes

Heinz Jordan is a Canadian Brush Manufacturer, manufacturing brushes for over 40 years. Gold Sable and White Taklon brushes are made to perform similar to red sable brushes. Both lines have good points, spring and sharp edges. Each filament on a Gold Sable brush is cratered for better colour loading and tapered to replicate the shape of natural hair.

Series 700

Shorthandled

Gold Sable (synthetic)

Rounds

Size 18/0 to 14

Series 900

Shorthandled

Gold Sable (synthetic)

Script (Rigger)

Size 1 to 4

Series 725

Shorthandled

Gold Sable (synthetic)

Flat Angular

Size 1/8" to 1"

Series 850

Shorthandled

Gold Sable (synthetic)

Flat Stroke

Size 1/4" to 1"

Series 970

Shorthandle

Taklon (synthetic)

Rounds

Size 10/0 to 14

Series 725

Shorthandled

Taklon (synthetic)

Liner

Size 5/0 to 6

Series 968

Shorthandled

Taklon (synthetic)

Oval Wash

Size 1/4" to 1"

Series 980

Shorthandled

Taklon (synthetic)

Stroke (Flat)

Size 1/8" to 1"

Series 659

Shorthandled

Synthetic Mongoose Short Round

Size 2 to 14

Series 680

Shorthandled

Squirrel & Taklon Blend Needlepoint

Size 4, 6, 8

Series 780

Shorthandled

Gold Sable (synthetic)

Rounds

Size 26, 30, 36

Series 800

Shorthandled

Gold Sable (synthetic)

Flat Stroke

Size 1/8" to 1"

Series 880

Shorthandled

Gold Sable (synthetic)

Oval Wash (Filbert)

Size 1/4" to 1"

Shorthandle

Taklon (synthetic)

Rounds

Size 26, 30, 36

Series 969
Series 990

Shorthandle

Taklon (synthetic)

Script (Rigger)

Size 20/0 to 5

Series 930

Shorthandled

Taklon (synthetic)

Filbert

Size 2 to 8

Series 950

Shorthandled

Taklon (synthetic)

Bright Wash

Size 1/8" to 1"

Series 925

Shorthandled

Taklon (synthetic)

Angular Shader

Size 1/8" to 1"

Series 620

Shorthandled

Gold Sable (synthetic) Cat's Tongue

Size 0 to 12

WHICH BRUSH?

Finding the right brush has to do with personal preferences, but there are some general guidelines that we recommend.

 

Short handle vs. Long handle

In general short handle brushes are for those who like to sit when they paint or for fine detail work. Longerhandled brushes tend to be for artists who like to step back from their artwork and may grip the brush further down the handle. Most Oil & Acrylic brushes will be long handled while short handle brushes tend to be for Watercolour.

 

Natural vs. Synthetic

There are a variety of synthetic and natural bristles which have their own unique handling characteristics. Most common distinction is made between softer synthetic brushes for Acrylic & Watercolor vs. stiffer, coarser Hog's Hair Bristles which tend to be used for Oil. Recently there has been a trend in stiff synthetic brushes which are popular with both Acrylic & Oil painters alike. Watercolorists also use soft natural bristle brushes such as Kolinsky Sable for their water retention capabilities.

 

Shape & Size

Most brush lines will come in a variety of shapes. Angle, Bright, Fan, Filbert, Flat, Liner, Round, Riggers being the more common styles. Some brushes like Angle, Bright, Filbert, Flat brushes are more suited for filling in, painting larger areas or colour washes. Liner, Round, Rigger or Script brushes are more suited for drawing, line work, fine detail and lettering. Fan brushes are particularly helpful for blending  or softening brush marks. Inglewood Art recommends starting out with a variety of brush shapes and having a variety of brush sizes until you figure out for yourself what style of brush you prefer. Most brush sizes will be indicated on the handle and follow the inch measurement (1/4", 5/8" etc.) or by a number (2,4,6 etc.) Most #4 brushes will be same size regardless of brand., although some European brands and brands in store are measured by half size where a #8=standard #4.

Series 665

Shorthandled

Interlon Nylon

Square Comb

Size 1/4" & 1/2"

Series 675

Shorthandled

Interlon Nylon

Cat's Tongue Comb

Size 1/4" & 1/2"

Series 675

Shorthandled

Gold Sable (Synthetic)

Fan

Size 1 & 3

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403.265.8961

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646 1 Ave NE - BRIDGELAND
Calgary, AB  T2E 1M4