After consulting the good people over at
I took the plunge and ordered a set of these. They arrived on Thursday and were given their first outing today. Overall I’m pretty impressed. The bristles are the right length and thickness to take up paint to give that nice ragged edge for grasses and trees that Mr Edwards is so good at. The big brush is great at doing washes and is especially good for graded ones.
And they were pretty cheap – I got these, a zoomfinder and a DVD all delivered for 50 bucks. (Yes I am a sucker for a special offer – I think you can get the brushes individually for between 3 and 10 dollars each. Still good value).
The only negative – the special handle shape frankly doesn’t do anything for me but it’s a small thing all in all.
For anyone who thinks ‘Oh surely you can just pick up any old bristle brush that will do the job just as well?’ I say Ha! I thought that too and bought a couple of 2 dollar flat bristle brushes from Blicks. Completely different – the bristles are the wrong length and flop around too much. The water gets caught in the ferrule and leaks out everywhere over your hand/paining/floor. They either have too much water in the bristles or not enough. Nightmare! If I tried lots of them maybe I’d find one that worked well but for now – give that nice Mr Edwards some money and save time.