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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Brush Recommendation!

As usual, I like to test drive new tools...here, my new set of Utrecht Deluxe Watercolor Brushes...

It was an incredible buy, a set of four brushes on sale for $14.99 at our local Utrecht store...

I had never even OWNED a #14 brush before...wow...this one carries a ton of water, goes forever, holds a lovely point...what a deal!  I just ran out of room on the page or I could have done much more with these...obviously, they're very versatile.
Had to see how far it would go on a single loading...this is a 9 x 12" Strathmore Visual Journal.  Wow...

I liked the brushes so much that I went back and got my brother-in-law a set!

19 comments:

  1. Just coincidentally I bought this set, too, a few weeks ago. But I hadn't gotten to test drive them. Thanks for your review.

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  2. Let me know what you think, Zoe! As I said, I'd never even owned a #14, and I'm in love!

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    1. I had a chance to use the brushes, especially the 14 this week and it is really a rather good one for my purposes. In fact I think I prefer it to the Loew Cornell 7020. I was using them alternately, and the Utrecht seems to outperform.

      Have you been using it regularly? Any change in opinion?

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    2. I haven't had much chance to paint, but hoping to go out this afternoon, Zoe! I love Loew-Cornell brushes, but wow, this one's amazing for the price.

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  3. Oooh, so juicy!!!! Now if they would just make waterbrushes that size! I can dream....

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    1. Wendi, the largest Blue Heron piston waterbrush is pretty big, at least a 10, perhaps a 12--I just find them awkward since I have to reach over with the other hand to twist the piston and release more water!

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  4. Thanks so much for the review. I just ordered a set and took advantage of a 25% off deal on non-sale items to order a much needed palette.

    xoxo

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  5. What? You mean I owned a #14 before you did?!! (Mine was one of 3 free brushes when I bought my large Schmincke tin)

    And what do you mean, "local Utrecht"? Is there a store in Kansas City? I'd like to try their brand of burnt sienna.

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    1. Vicky - it's at 4142 Main Street.

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  6. You got free brushes with your Schmincke tin?!?! You find the BEST deals, girl!

    Yes, there's a store on Main Street, in the Westport area, roughly. They used to be off Westport Road, but moved a few years ago--nice store!

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  7. Italian Art Store always offers some kind of brush deal with their watercolor palettes.

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  8. Thanks for this 'heads up' Cathy. I looked Utrecht up online and they had the same deal, then I saw that I have a store nearby!!! I never knew we had a Utrecht. I went this morning and they still had plenty of these sets. I found several other goodies as well, and decided I much prefer Utrecht to the other large art store in the area, brighter and easier to navigate, and some great deals. :)

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    1. Ours is nice, too, and well equipped with a range of kids to student to pro. My cousin used to use their paints and canvases all the time, and it's taken me all these years to find them!

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    2. I shop at stores that are female-friendly. So, I shop at Dick Blick online and my local store, Prizm.

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    3. I have no idea what that means, Maureen. I shop at Blick and at our local art supply store too, but Utrecht seems perfectly supportive of women.

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    4. Is there something that leads you to believe that Utrecht is not women-friendly, Maureen?

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    5. I've shopped in various Utrecht stores for more than 25 years, most recently in Pittsburgh. Not only were they friendly they gifted me with a t-shirt, and helped me pack up my goodies.

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  9. Here too, Zoe...very helpful people, and gave us reusable bags to carry our stuff in...

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