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What brushes should you choose for oil painting?

"I use all sorts of things to work with: old brooms, old sweaters, and all kinds of peculiar tools and materials... I paint to excite myself, and make something for myself." Francis Bacon

The bristles

There are two main types of hair used to create oil brushes, hog and sable. Hog hair provides a strong and flexible brush, whereas the sable is more suited to finer detail. There is another type, synthetic, a cheaper substitute but it should never the less be considered of a good standard.

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