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Ah Sandra, I love Cosmotop Spins — my favorite of the new ones I’ve tried. Maybe we can trade…
I had a favorite brush which just bit the big one. And the name wore off long ago. *sigh* I always have very cheap brushes around because I buy them to do detail work on furniture in oils, they are easily ruined, so I will not spend money. Occasionally one finds its way ito my watercolor stash. And I don’t like mops. I know that. Too hard to clean. I had what gets down into the little bit of plastic!
Okay, commentary which is early, I intend to do a post after I fully test these.
Princeton Neptune. You can keep them — I have two to trade at some point, a mop and a 1/2-inch dagger. They are very soft… Too soft for me.
I bought a set of the Da Vinci Travel brushes and am trying them out. They are fine, but the number 10’s handle is HUGE for my hands. A mascara tube? Lip Gloss tube?
I am playing with the Escoda Prado and Versatil.The ersatil is nto as soft as the Neptune, and I may like it as I get used to it. Holds water nicely. The prado is in a flat and filbert, and is a bit stiffer, so I may end up liking a round in that instead.
I wanted to top out a cart for free shipping and btw Jerry’s Art-arama, not my favorite store… I bought two Creative Inspiration rounds for a few bucks each and they are nto bad cheap brushes. They are nto using hair. I think eventually they will live in the oil paints, though… We will see.
Some of my favorite cheap brushes are Leow-Cornell… they hairs stay in place, and I’ve tried them in watercolors and think I like them.