Eleven round size 12 watercolour brushes under test, ranging in cost from less than £5 to over £150. Which is best value?
Not all sable brushes are created equal, how some are slow starters, and new results for flat or ‘One Stroke’ brushes.
Careful choice of brush can deliver better value for money. We cannot all afford to part with £100 for each size 12 brush that we want, but there are some excellent alternatives which cost much less.
It had never occurred to me that my solution to discovering how much paint is delivered by watercolour brushes was also an essential tool for your local dope pedlar.
I decided that any method based on painting a wash out would be too erratic, and not give reproducible results.
Given that, for decent quality watercolour brushes, there is a tenfold or greater range in price for any given size, the time has surely come to make more informed choice.