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A Beginner’s Guide to Paintbrushes

If you’re new to painting, choosing the right tools can be pretty overwhelming. Just like with colors, there’s a huge variety of paintbrushes to choose from.

So here — in broad strokes — is The Art League guide to paintbrushes. See below the graphic for more resources!

Guide to Paintbrushes

Other tips

  • The quality of hair and the manufacture process make a big difference in how a brush holds and distributes paint, and how it retains its shape and spring.
  • Try starting with just a few brushes, then invest in different sizes, shapes, and styles as you learn what you need.
  • Always feel free to ask at The Art League Store if you need help selecting the right brush for the job. Our supply store is staffed by working artists.

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