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Jackson’s Raven synthetic squirrel brushes

Becky Samuelson experiments with a range of well-made, affordable synthetic brushes to produce a variety of effects and textures in watercolour

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Develop your brush-handling skills

Practise watercolour techniques with a range of brushes

It is always a pleasure to test new brushes and I am delighted to put Jackson’s Raven synthetic mop brushes, Series 528, through their paces. The Raven is made from synthetic squirrel hair and is a black, short handled mop brush, beautifully balanced in the hand and available in six sizes. The largest size is No. 6 (£17.20rrp), reducing in size to No. 4 (£13.20rrp), No. 2 (£10.30rrp), No. 0 (£8rrp), No. 3/0 (£6.50rrp) and No. 10/0 (£5.60rrp). I shall be testing Nos. 4, 2, 0 and 10/0 in this report.

I initially played with the brushes making various strokes (Figure 1, below). It is difficult to gauge brush sizes from an article so I measured the length of hair from the base of the brush to the very tip, just to give you an idea. Approximately they measure: No. 4 is 3.5cm; No. 2 is 3cm; No. 0 is 2.5cm; and No. 10/0 is 2cm.

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About Leisure Painter

Welcome to the September issue of Leisure Painter, your practical guide to all things drawing and painting for beginners and amateurs. This issue is packed with tutorials, demonstrations and practical advice on the use of watercolour, acrylics, drawing media, acrylic ink, water-soluble graphite, mixed media and digital. There's plenty on how to paint from photographs, techniques, colour mixing, brush handling and more. Take advantage of special offers on practical art books, try your chance to win the latest books by Hazel Soan and Soraya French, and enter our 50th anniversary competition by painting a nocturne.