Category: Watercolor Brushes
Watercolor Brush Sets
ZenArt’s watercolor brush sets feature natural squirrel and synthetic blend hair that are just the right amount of softness, making them ideal for all those beautiful watercolor layers you’ll be painting. The quality of the brushes ensure that a great amount of water and pigment can be absorbed by the hair.
They have the signature shorter handles that watercolor brushes are known for, so you can easily use them for painting horizontally while allowing you to work as closely as you want on your paper. The handles are made out of perfectly balanced birchwood that have been UV coated for added protection and to help prevent grip slippage while painting. While the ferrules are either solid aluminum or nickel plated so they will last long without any fear of rusting.
To top it all off, we sell all our watercolor brushes in a case to help keep them organized and safe whether at home, when painting en plein air, or in your luggage when traveling.
Not Sold As Individual Brushes
Our brushes come in sets and are not sold as individual watercolor paint brushes. We designed and created different sets for you to choose from depending on your style and your needs as an artist.
These aren’t like the cheap watercolor brushes you’ll find in discount and crafts stores, nor are they like the highly expensive ones that’ll cost you an arm and a leg. Our brushes are of excellent quality but with affordable and unbeatable prices. This makes them a wonderful giftable choice for any artist recipient out there.
Things to consider to find out which watercolor brush set you should get:
The Best Watercolor Brushes For Beginners and Intermediate Users - Black Tulip
If you’re just starting out and are looking for your first watercolor brush set, consider checking out our Black Tulip Collection. It’s a 6 pc short-handle set with all the brushes you’ll ever need to jumpstart your watercolor painting journey. It’s made with the finest Japanese synthetic fibers that wonderfully mimic squirrel and Kolinsky sable hair, giving it high color absorption and elasticity. Each brush is individually wrapped and has a plastic cap for extra protection.
This set is packaged in a PVC pouch that you can use for storing at home or for easy and organized carrying when plein air painting or traveling. This is a preferred choice by many professional artists as the best watercolor brushes for beginners and intermediate users alike.
This set will go really well with our Espresso palette from the Aspiring Artists Series of Watercolor Palettes. The Espresso is a compact and handy watercolor set that comes with 12 half-pans of the essential colors that any beginner will ever need.
The Best Watercolor Brushes For Professionals - Turner Collection
For experienced buyers looking for a very comprehensive choice, have a look at our Turner Collection. A 14 pc complete watercolor brush set that is made up of 13 watercolor brushes and one palette knife. It’s inspired by the masterful J.M.W Turner who was also a great watercolor artist that was ahead of his time. This set is made with a squirrel and synthetic blend that allows for exceptional water and pigment absorption. There’s an added springness from the synthetic fibers, giving them an extra snap and a smoother flow control.
The handles are made from beautiful birchwood that are designed with the shape and balance that’s perfect for precise horizontal painting. With solid aluminum ferrules that are sturdy yet light. This collection is specially designed for watercolors but is not limited to it, you can also use it for gouache, inks, and silk painting. Each set comes packaged in a sleek satin travel pouch for easy storage or for full protection and organization when plein air painting or traveling. This set has the best watercolor brushes for professionals with the best value for money.
This set of brushes will go really well with our Sereno and Allegro palettes from the Aspiring Artists Series of Watercolor Palettes. Both sets come with a 24 half-pan selection of colors according to your preference.
The Best Watercolor Brushes For Very Fine Detailing
The Fine Line is a 12 pc brush set of thin and small watercolor paint brushes that are perfect for painting those extra fine detailing you need to do. This detail paint brush is made from Japanese synthetic fibers that mimic squirrel and Kolinsky sable hair. The ultra fine tips maintain their shape very well, giving you precise straight edges. The kiln-dried birchwood handles have a wider grip base for a better and more comfortable grip control and have even shorter handles than the regular watercolor brushes. It comes in a canvas roll up case that you can even personalize. This set has been tried and tested by international artists.
This set of brushes will go well with any of the palettes from the Aspiring Artists Series of Watercolor Palettes.