Available in sizes No.8, No.4 and No.2 the Warhol’s Wife Squirrel hair paint brushes can do anything from background washes to adding smaller details into a painting with ease. When you pick up one of these paintbrushes, you can instantly feel its quality.
Each of these brush sizes are made up of fine Squirrel hair that forms a point at the end of the paintbrush tip.
Why Squirrel Hair?
The Warhol’s Wife natural Squirrel hair paint brush is a professional watercolour brush that is designed to hold a large body of water or fluid medium. In comparison to its rivals, a paintbrush made of Squirrel hair can hold much more fluid in its belly than a sable hair brush.
With brush in hand Squirrel hair also produces much more spring back and snap on return from the painting surface. Washes, detail and blooms can all be painted with ease on watercolour canvas and paper with this unique brush.
The Warhol’s Wife watercolour brush maintains a sharp point depending on the hand pressure you use while actioning the brush. The luscious hair inhabits the round body of the handle and has been manicured to create this brushes signature point. The Warhol’s Wife handcrafted Squirrel hair brush has excellent elasticity and fluid absorption.
About the Handle
The handle of the paintbrush is well balanced and seamlessly smooth and will fit snuggly into the creators’ hands. It is a short, black in colour handle that is very well balanced. The Warhol’s Wife brush handle is made with supple, weighty plastic that won’t absorb fluid, shrink or swell. The plastic handle will also never flake or crack like traditional painted and varnished wooden handles. The ferrules on the Warhol’s Wife paintbrushes are wrapped in a copper wire; This securely keeps the hairs attached to the paintbrush handle. This Warhol’s Wife paintbrush is designed to last years of use if maintained well.
The high absorbency of colour, medium and water these brushes hold lends themselves well to being used with dyes, inks, gouache, watercolour paint and wet mediums for both contemporary and traditional artwork. Easily create blooms and paint in large background areas with the No.8 Warhol’s Wife Squirrel paintbrush, for something more controlled the No.2 and 4 brush will give you a range of thick to thin linear strokes when adjusting your hand pressure while painting. These brushes are ideal for calligraphy, one stroke painting, landscapes, still life and portrait painting. Their creative abilities are endless. While the No. 8 brush is more prominent in diameter than the No.2 and No.4, it still tapers to an excellent point for adding detail to your artwork.
Maintaining your Warhol’s Wife Squirrel Hair Brush
After each use clean the natural Squirrel hairs of this brush with a basic paintbrush cleaner, the Incredible Brush Cleaner by Chromacryl is one option. Make sure you get right into the ferrule of the brush. Once clean, bring the hairs of the brush to a point and lay it down on a piece of absorbent cloth. When this brush dries, it will hold its shape. It won’t go fluffy or have any stray hairs.
Artists Nicole Baker and Jessica Skye Baker
As active artists in the Australian art industry, we love the functioning aspects, sleek, luxurious feel and look of the Warhol’s Wife Squirrel watercolour brushes.