Have you tried any synthetics for dry brushing? I bought some Princetons that do a surprisingly decent job... 

I find that technique hard on the sables too, as you suggest...

Kathy

On Dec 3, 2013, at 10:18 PM, Karen Ackoff wrote:

I wear out my Series 7 brushes in about a year… but I'm talking 2/0 and 3/0 that I use for dry brushing. My larger brushes (1 and 2) do last longer.
K

On Dec 3, 2013, at 11:16 PM, Kathleen Garness <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Some of my good W/Ns are 30 years old, holding up but showing their age just a little. The new ones didn't seem to have the spring I was used to. I tried some synthetics but never really got used to the feel. This Rosemary and Co W/C sable #7 felt right away like a  beloved old friend. : ) I ordered a couple of smaller brushes too. Nice points, good spring, good 'belly'. (feeling as if I'm talking 'brush yoga' here, LOL!)

Kathy G.


On Dec 3, 2013, at 9:48 PM, Karen Ackoff wrote:

Thanks, All. I'll have to give them a try. I currently either use W&N or brushes from Cornelissen & Sons in London. I like the detail brushes, with a shorter bristle length. Holds less paint, but I get great control.
K

On Dec 3, 2013, at 8:10 PM, Bruce Bartrug <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

There are quite a variety of brushes that Rosemary mounts -- google her catalog.  I don't have any of her best sable, but have heard they are as good as any.

b


On Tue, Dec 3, 2013 at 7:54 PM, Kathleen Garness <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Yes, I like the spring quite a bit - they're more than comparable to the W/Ns of, like 30 years ago. : )

Kathy

On Dec 3, 2013, at 6:11 PM, Karen Ackoff wrote:

Are these brushes springy (i.e., do they spring back nicely after light pressure is applied?). Wondering...
Karen

On Dec 03, 2013, at 02:29 PM, Patricia Savage <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

They are totally amazing brushes. Can't wait to have some additional spare cash hanging around waiting to be spent.
 

Cheers,

Patricia Savage

 

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On 12/3/13 2:20 PM, Kathleen Garness wrote:
I had a chance to work with my new Rosemary and Co watercolor brushes this weekend, finishing up a very patient painting. 

I am very appreciative to whoever it was that recommended them. I think they're wonderful, and gratifyingly reasonable enough in price to recommend to my students.  Quick shipping too!

Thank you so much,

Kathy G

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