Three leavesPosted: November 7, 2016
I’m flattered that Princeton Brush Company sent me some watercolour brushes to try out — a good selection of mops, flats and rounds. Instead of using them all in one sketch, I thought I’d be a little more scientific than usual and test them one by one. The first one I chose is a Neptune Series 4750 #8 Round. It’s a faux squirrel brush and it’s advertised as being their “softest and thirstiest brush”. I already own the Neptune quill brush (a big fat mop) but this is sleeker with a great point on it. After drawing lightly with a pen, I painted the leaves, first with big juicy washes and then moved into the smaller details. The brush holds quite a bit of wash for its relatively small size, but what I liked best was the sharp point that allowed me to move into the curly leaf ends without having to change brushes. Good quality for the price, which seems to be under $15 on their website. The real test will be to see how long the sharp point lasts.