As a mixed media artist, I spend a lot of money on supplies. Seems every time I turn around there's a new "must have" product introduced. Do I want it? Do I need it? Should I buy it? Generally, the little kid inside me says "Yes, please!" But sometimes we purchase something with our hard-earned money only to find the item isn't all what it's cracked up to be. That's disappointing. And here's where reviews come into play. When you read or watch a review on a product you're interested in, you're better able to make an informed decision when you see there's someone else out there who you trust who's already tried it and recommends it. We do that all the time with restaurants and movies, right? So I thought it would be nice to do some reviews for you on products I've tried out and tested. When the time is right for making a purchasing decision, you'll be better informed and ready to hit the "Buy Now" button.
Quality is important to me. There's nothing more frustrating than to be working on a project and realize the product is failing. So when The Art Chest invited me to review their set of paint brushes I was excited, yet admittedly a bit apprehensive. If I recommend a product, I want to make sure it's truly something I like and use in my studio on my own work. But this set did not disappoint! I've throughly tested them out and find them to be well-made, quality brushes.
This set of (9) brushes from the "Aisling Series" offers a variety of brush sizes. Sizes range from 0, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, and 16. These are long handled brushes, with the largest size 16 measuring just over 12" long. I enjoy using long-handled brushes when working on larger paintings. Made with advanced anti-shedding technology the brushes do not shed or loose hairs into your artwork. That's really frustrating when that happens! I love how thick the brushes are at the base, tapering down to a very fine pointed end. This allows the artist to create a nice variation of line thicknesses depending on how you hold your brush and how much pressure you apply to your brush onto the paper. The thickness also helps the bristles hold lots of juicy paint. I love that! When I'm on a roll with applying details, I don't like to stop and reload my paintbrush for more paint. These brushes fit the bill. This is a great brush set for beginner and advanced artists alike. Take a look at the brushes in action for an up-close and personal look:
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