Winsor & Newton Series 7 Kolinsky Sable Watercolor Brush
|Price:||$10.24 & FREE Shipping|
- The World's Finest Water Color Brush - for artists who appreciate exquisite quality and longevity, there is no other brush than the Winsor & Newton Series 7.
- Point - having a crisp point and maintaining that during use.
- Snap & Spring - the brush snaps back crisply into shape with the right degree of spring to allow the artist superior control with a degree of give and take between the brush and painting surface.
- Flow Control - the color flows evenly and consistently from the point with enough color carry capacity within the belly of the brush to lay down a flowing gestural stoke of colour.
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
From the Manufacturer
Winsor & Newton Series 7 - The World's Finest Water Color Brush
More than any other tool, the brush is a direct and fluid extension of the artist’s hand, eye and expressive vision. It is with that principle in mind that Winsor & Newton has crafted fine artists’ brushes for over 150 years, earning a reputation for making the world’s finest from the very best raw materials. The standards of quality for this brush were set in 1866, when her majesty Queen Victoria gave orders that Winsor & Newton, holders of the Royal Warrant, be commanded to produce the very finest water color brushes in her favorite size the No. 7. The resulting brush known as the Series 7 and the standards of quality set in 1866 are the same today.
There are three essential qualities that define the finest water color brush: Point, Snap & Spring and Flow Control. Since 1866, the handmade Series 7 has proven itself to be the standard –bearer in all those qualities, offering a rapier-like point, perfectly balanced spring with extraordinary capacity and flow control. For artists who appreciate exquisite quality and longevity, there is no other brush than the Winsor & Newton Series 7.
Winsor & Newton Series 7 brushes are prepared entirely by hand in our brush factory in England, in the same facility since 1946. Experience is the key which will turn an average brush maker into an expert Series 7 brush makers. In fact in the last 60 years the three people in charge of Series 7 have a combined 134 years’ experience!
Technical Anatomy of a Series 7 Brush
Three essential qualities that define the finest watercolor brush:
Every Series 7 brush should come to a crisp point and maintain that point during use.
Pointing without color – swirl the brush in water, give the brush head a hard flick of the wrist.
Point when painting – drain excess color into palette and then twist brush head gently to get the perfect point.
Snap and Spring
The brush snaps back crisply into shape with the right degree of spring to allow the artist superior control with a degree of give and take between the brush and painting surface.
Flow Control – Speed and control of painting
The larger belly of the Series 7 brush hold more color than other sable brushes and this makes applying washes so much easier. Along with the color carry capacity the Series 7 comes with such a fine point too. The same fine line can be achieved with a size 10 as it would be with a size 0 as the reason for the larger size brush is when you want a reservoir of color.
The Series 7 range
The unique features of a Series 7 brush are its wider belly coupled with a long tapered point.
* Size 11 Limited Availability.
** Size 14 not available in the US.
Customers Who Viewed This Item Also Viewed
Top Customer Reviews
I actually use the size 0 and size 2, but I wanted to make sure there was an actual product review on here, so people didn't just see the 1 star review from an angry misinformed customer and be turned away from this fantastic product.
Poor information and bad customer service does not make the product unworthy of purchase.
Since then I have started using a Raphael 8408 #2 and #3 round extra pointed kollinsky sable and my results have been phenominal. If you like the Series 7 by all means continue using them but if you have had the same problems as I have I recommend the Raphael.
And as an aside, if you're an aspiring comics artist and not sure whether or not you even want to try mastering the brush, try it with THIS brush: it's so well-suited to the job that it makes learning far easier than you'd expect.
The brush cap is thick and well made, and doesn't appear like it's going to come off during shipping, and the actual tube for the entire brush is pretty sturdy. I wasn't sure about buying a brush sight unseen, but this was a great purchase.
Holds its' point, well made, and overall a really high-quality brush. Willing to buy the 3/0 and 4/0 when they are back in stock.
Also, please ignore the 1 star review where someone was upset that Amazon didn't give them the "customer is always right" treatment. 2/0 and 00 are the same thing, so the customer, in that case, was completely wrong, and seems to have copped an attitude about it; I don't see anything in that review that has anything to do with the brush being defective or bad in any way.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Series 7 #1 are a fantastic brush. I use them with oil as I am a miniaturist. However they are incredible for watercolor.Published 6 days ago by myra carrier
I don't think I need to speak to the quality of Winsor & Newton Series 7 brushes; chances are if you're looking at them you already know that they're fantastic pieces of kit and a... Read morePublished 18 days ago by Jason Newman
This is a brush of the highest quality. It came highly recommended and I regret nothing.Published 2 months ago by Lucas Nelson
A good quality brush, so far. The hairs haven't fallen out, which is always a problem with thin brushes (maybe I clean them too roughly). Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Not bad but it is not as good as what I bought before. The hair is not long and pointy enough for miniature painting.Published 2 months ago by Sandic