New Watercolor Brush

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I made a purchase I thought I’d most likely regret.

But for $12.99 I was willing to take the risk!

 

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Watercolor Brush Holcroft Sapphire #2

 

 

Watercolor Brushes

I’ve been using and recommending the Rekab 320s #2 squirrel watercolor brush for 20+ years. Many of my Art Basics,  watercolor posts have the brush mentioned, frequently.

 

 

New Brush to Try

A local art store has just released a watercolor brush ‘Holcroft Sapphire synthetic’ watercolor brush.  (Riot Arts and Craft, in  Perth Australia)

I had a look. A second look. And decided to try it.

Perhaps it might be a useful brush if students wanted to wait a bit to purchase the $28- $30 Rekab.  It was worth a test. So I made the purchase.

 

 

Thoughts on Holcroft #2

After a few experiments with the new synthetic Holcroft I have a few thoughts!

  • For the $12.99 it is a decent brush.
  • The brush has quite a delicate fine tip, which I like.
  • Its carrying capacity, ability to hold lots of paint – is decent.
  • This means, there is NO ‘dobbing’ of the paint.
  • The paint brush stroke is Long, fluid and flowing.
  • I’m able to come close, to what I can achieve with the Rekab.
  • Not 100% but maybe 80% which is pretty good for a synthetic.
  • Its long handle, has a good feel – sensitive.
  • Not clunky.
  • Acrylics in a wet, fluid form can be used with the brush.
  • Make sure though, to keep the brush rinsed clean, constantly.

 

 

I can recommend this brush.

But, I honestly still…. prefer the lovely sensitivity of the Rekab 320s better.

Its great to have options.      $12.99   as a ‘tide me over’   and  $28 as a ‘special birthday gift’   Sounds reasonable to me!

 

 

 

 

 

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6 thoughts on “New Watercolor Brush

  1. Good post I am with you though I rather go with the Rekab 320S brush, if I can find it, that is! I was in town today just looking at brushes but their selection was hardly anything worth while. I hate shopping for brushes on line because I have no clue on the size and the feel.

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  2. I’m sure you could turn out beautiful artwork no matter which brush you use, but you deserve to have something that makes you happy. Go for it.

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