Help me find stiff vegetarian oil painting brushes.
October 20, 2012 11:09 AM Subscribe
I've recently got hooked on oil painting and in trying to be more vegetarian about it I'm looking for recommendations for synthetic brushes which replicate the stiffness of hog bristle brushes. Any ideas?
posted by merocet to Media & Arts (3 answers total)
I'm currently using some Utrecht 209 series hog bristle brushes recommended by my teacher but if there's a synthetic brand out there that is comparable I'd like to know about it. I got hold of some Princeton synthetics recently and they were not so great in that they became kind of floppy when loaded with paint. Unfortunately I don't have them to hand so I can't be specific about the series.
If you can tell me that hog bristle brushes are sourced humanely from happy pigs living out a relaxed life in exchange for the occasional ticklish going over with a set of clippers then that's cool too!