Da Vinci’s finest collection of brushes, the Maestro range features bristles formed from male winter Siberian Kolinsky Red Sable fur. Longer tapered hair length results in faster action at the extra sharp tip, and the tightest snap at the point.
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Featuring plated brass, seamless ferrules, and short, polished black handles, these brushes provide superior spring, control and water-carrying performance, ensuring they are perfect for use with Watercolours.
Da Vinci Maestro 10 Round Watercolour Brush:
What is a round brush?
A round brush has a circular ferrule, the shape of which may be viewed by looking straight down the brush. A round brush usually has long bristles, which come to a pointed tip.
When should a round brush be used?
A round brush is ideal for filling in small areas, controlled washes and detailed work. Using a round brush, the artist is able to create lines of varying thicknesses, depending on the amount of pressure exerted. This is due to the brush’s thin tip becoming wider the more the brush is pressed down.
Why use a Da Vinci Maestro 10 round watercolour brush?
Water Colour painting requires the brush to hold large amounts of water and paint. Natural hair brushes, particularly Red Sable brushes, tend to be favoured by artists working with Water Colour. With a middle body able to hold a good reservoir of colour, Sable hair has excellent spring and resilience. The hairs are particularly strong at the brush’s fine tip, allowing the brush to be used both delicately and aggressively. Offering the finest quality Red Sable bristles, Da Vinci Maestro brushes are available in 13 sizes, from 5/0 to 8.
What do the size numbers mean?
The size of a brush is indicated by a number printed on the handle, and refers to the width of the ferrule. A higher number means a wider brush. It should be noted that consistency between brush manufacturers, when calculating brush size, can vary. Therefore, a size 10 brush in one brand may not be the same as a size 10 in another brand. In some instances, there may also be size variations between a manufacturer’s different ranges.
How should I care for my Da Vinci 373 Round brush?
It is important to clean brushes thoroughly to prevent bristles losing their interlocking quality, and standing apart. Particular attention should be paid to the edge of the ferrule, where dried paint can become embedded, and result in bristle breakage.
The methods for cleaning brushes differ, depending on the type of paint used. Watercolour brushes may be cleaned using simply soap and water.
To help preserve the condition of the bristles, a specialist brush cleaner may also be used.
When storing brushes for any length of time, care should be taken to ensure they are clean and absolutely dry, to prevent mildew developing. Keeping brushes in a box, with a tight-fitting lid, guards against both mildew and moth damage.
What strokes are produced with round brushes?
Click here to see how round brush strokes compare with other brush types.
Which techniques work best with Water Colour?
The following links show some new techniques on how watercolours can be used:
Who are Da Vinci?
Owned by the German company Defet, the Da Vinci brand was patented in 1952. The company’s philosophy to use only the best materials, traditional craftsmanship, and technological progress ensures Da Vinci brushes are of the highest quality.
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