on Friday, 23 February 2018
Hi Mark, the Matthew Palmer Tree & Texture Brushes are made from natural hair which makes them perfect for Watercolour. The soft hairs hold the water and pigment and the unique design is ideal for capturing the rough textures of Trees and foliage.
Most brushes can be used for different mediums, but many have been designed to work best with a specific medium which requires certain characteristics.
This does not mean that you can not uses brushes designed for different mediums with other mediums. A lot of it is personal preference and which brush suit the technique you are using.
There are a couple of things to consider. Hog brushes for Oils do not like a lot of water and can become brittle if used with water based mediums. Natural hair brushes are usually fairly expensive so in order to ensure a long life for these brushes they need to be treated with respect. Cleaning well after use and drying flat. But this does not mean you cannot use with these medium if you like the textures these brushes give.
Synthetic brushes are usually recommended for Acrylics because they are best suited for the medium and will withstand the rigours of acrylics.
As always give it ago, kind regards