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My Favorite Paint Brushes!

Last week we talked about pallet boards! I shared with you how we came up with a the idea and how you could make your own!  This week we are going to talk about another one of my top questions that I get asked…What are my Favorite paint brushes?!

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When people first start painting on their own the #1 question is…did you guess it? 

"What brushes do you use?"

Every artist has their favorite. I’m no different. You will probably get a different answer from everyone but I’m going to share with you what my favorite paint brushes are and why I love them! 
First, I want to start off with what I began using when I first starting teaching local classes.  I had very little upfront money to invest so I had to find something affordable but versatile. 
 
I knew I did not want natural hair for my paintbrushes.  There are a few reasons for that. First, I don’t think they hold their shape as well as synthetic. Secondly I don’t care for the way they leave the brush strokes.
 
I’ve always been a fan of synthetic bristles.  They work awesome with acrylic and watercolor paint so you don’t have to buy two different kinds of brushes even though you were using two different mediums. 

Quick Start for Beginners

The Artist’s Loft Synthetic Brushes are what I recommend starting with if you are new to painting or if you were looking for a good brush set for kids to use also.
 
These are super affordable and work great! I have used mine for hundreds of paint nights before having to replace them. 
 
They only cost six dollars for 10 brushes.  Of course, you can get them on sale depending on the deals Michaels is having that week! 

Wash Brush

The more I paint,  the more brushes I find that I like! My absolute favorite wash brush is this 1” Simply Simmons Synthetic Flat Wash Brush 

I still use the flat wash brush in my classes now. 

As time has gone on, I have also discovered 2 brush sets that are on Amazon that I have fallen in love with! 

My Go-To

The Adi’s Art Pro Paint Brush Set is a great variety of brushes and they hold their shape amazingly well!

They have  become my go-to brushes.

This is what I recommend for all of my students inside my membership.

Fine Detail Brush

Everyone wants to get those fine skinny perfect lines, right?

That is really hard to do if you don’t have the right brush.

For all the skinny lines and details I recommend this detail brush set!

So those are my recommendations! The last two brush sets are the ones that I use most now. 
 
I’m always discovering and playing around with new brushes and tools and I’m sure I’ll update my collection at some point! This gives you a good place to start. You do not have to spend a ton of money on expensive brushes to be able to create beautiful art. 
 
 I hope that helps you on your artistic journey! Just remember to not let anything hold you back from creating.  Just get moving! 😘🎨
If you are looking for more recommendations check out my blog on my Top 7 Supplies you Need to Start Painting!  There you will see some of my other most used supplies.
 
I hope that helps you on your artistic journey! Just remember to not let anything hold you back from creating. Just get moving! 😘🎨

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