September 15, 2006, Newsletter Issue #35: Types Of Artist Paint Brushes

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Walk into any art supply store to purchase a brush and you'll be faced with an incredible array of sizes, shapes, and hair materials. So how is one to know what to choose? It will take time to get to know the different types of brushes and a good art supply outlet will be able to give you advice. But as a primer, the different animal hairs you'll be able to choose from are kolinsky, red sable, squirrel, ox, goat, camel, pig or bristle, weasel, fitch, mongoose and badger.

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