Neef Brushes

BRUSHES FOR OILS AND ACRYLICS

440 DEER FOOT STIPPLER
This brush is durable in that it withstands repeated stippling techniques whilst maintaining it’s shape. It is made from natural hair and is great for texture. Use a dry brush technique to create fur, foliage and trees, This technique is best if the brush is not too wet.

450/455/460 NEEF IMMITATION SABLE – LONG HANDLE

These brushes are ideal for portraits, wet in wet and thick applications. They are highly recommended to all oil painters. A little courser than sable and not as expensive they offer greater control and spring.

961 TAKLON LONG HANDLE FAN

The fan brush has a specially designed flattened ferrule that spreads the hair like a fan. They are used for surface blending and special effects such as stippling to create foliage or texture. The 961 Fan is made from taklon with sizes from small to large.

600 INDIAN SABLE – SMOOCHING BRUSH – SHORT HANDLE
Smooching Is a Decorative Painting Technique used to get a soft, light dry brush finish
When using the smooching brush (sometimes known as a blending brush), make sure
the brush is dry and apply a very small amount of paint. Lightly touch the surface you are ‘smooching’ and then blend out the harsh edges with a clean brush.

998 CATS TONGUE FILBER SHORT HANDLE

989 TAKLON RAKE – COMB- SHORT HANDLE

This is a filbert brush shape with the tip hairs feathered for special techniques and textures such as hair and grass. Also called a feathering filbert brush.

BRUSHES FOR WATER COLOUR

117 ALVARO CASTAGNET – WIRE BOUND SQUIRREL MOP
This brush series is made from the traditional FINEST QUALITY SQUIRREL and has LONGER HAIR AND A FINER POINT. The handle is of LONGER LENGTH for that ESSENTIAL BALANCE. A great brush is one that allows you “to dance” on the paper, the one that is flexible but at the same time shows sensitivity and character in every stroke.

225 FINEST SABLE ROUND HANDLE

SQUIRREL /TAKLON MIX FOR WATERCOLOUR

A new development has been the combination of squirrel and taklon.
TAKLON For point and spring, SQUIRREL for colour carrying capacity. This mix gives a superb brush for watercolour in particular at a much lower price than sable. Traditionally watercolourists have used brushes made from squirrel, however the hair is expensive. 20% of the SQUIRREL/TAKLON brush hair is made from blue squirrel. This hair is a lot lighter than the taklon so the actual hair volume for the squirrel component seems much greater. Squirrel retains lots of water and when combined with taklon it makes a perfectly affordable watercolour brush.

4600 OVAL POINTED SQUIRREL/TAKLON WASH –SHORT HANDLE (ALSO KNOWN AS A CATS TONGUE)

4820 FLAT SQUIRREL/TAKLON – SHORT HANDLE

4880 WIDE FLAT SQUIRREL/TAKLON – LONG FLAT HANDLE

4750LP ROUND SQUIRREL/TAKLON SHORT HANDLE

4400 NEEDLE – SQUIRREL/TAKLON RIGGER – SHORT HANDLE

1430 ESCODA – POINTED TORAY ROUND – SHORT HANDLE

Joseph Zbikvic Toray white is one of the finest quality synthetic fibres available for watercolours. It keeps an excellent point and edge for a soft, yet controlled application. Escoda cures each brush to improve the spring and resilience of the hair.

1230 KOLINSKY SABLE GRAFILO

Escoda Grafilo Kolinsky Red Sable Round Brushes Series 1230 are handmade watercolour brushes, ideal for linear painting and small, detailed work.
Kolinsky Red Sable has a unique ability to store liquid and dispense it evenly. It is only used in the very highest quality watercolour brushes and gives an incomparable subtlety, smoothness and elasticity.
Each Escoda Grafilo Kolinsky Red Sable Round Brush Series 1230 has a stylishly carved pattern on the handle, which gives it a very stylish look. They have short handles with seamless brass ferrules, and are available in a variety of sizes.

BRUSHES FOR ALL MEDIUMS

552 SUPREME TAKLON RIGGER – LONG HANDLE
This brush is made from a modern synthetic hair which keeps its point beautifully when placed in water. This brush is endorsed by the world renowned watercolourist, David Taylor, the author of the book “Solving the mystery of watercolour”. Originally he tested this brush with synthetic/sable mixture but he found that the hair spread when pressure was applied. The unique synthetic hair meets his exacting standards.

987 SHORT FLAT TAKLON – SHORT HANDLE
Also called a shade, this is a short handled brush with a flat ferrule and square hair. This brush is used for blocking in colour, shading, blending and highlights. Suitable for most mediums including acrylic, oil and watercolour.

990 ROBERT WADE TAKLON RIGGER – SHORT HANDLE

A long-haired Round used for long, thin strokes and detail, a Liner may be called a signature or rigger brush.

995 ANGLE SHADER TAKLON – SHORT HANDLE

A flat-ferruled brush with an angled top edge used for blending and floating colour. This shape is most popular for decorative painting stroke work. Also useful in watercolour as it offers a lot of control and flexibility.

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