Pointed Oval wash -watercolor brushes

Today I am sharing with you one of my favorite watercolor brushes. At first glance one would think you could only use this as the name suggests….a wash brush. I was completely surprised when I found I could make flowers with it.

I was hesitant to spend the money for the Silver Limited 3/4” pointed oval brush so my first purchase was the Princeton Neptune 3/4 pointed oval. Now this is a nice brush but as you can see from the picture of them together the Silver brush  has a much more defined point. I found it much more versatile in creating thin lines and details on my flowers and leaves.

I have to point out that the Silver brush  is a squirrel hair brush so if that bothers you then this isn’t the brush for you. I only own one or two real hair brushes. If I could find a synthetic squirrel hair brush in this style of brush that had the nice defined point I would absolutely have that instead.

While I do still use the Princeton Neptune brush , it is not as often as I use the Silver brush.  My recommendation for you if you are trying to decide between these two and real hair is not a problem for you then absolutely go with the Silver brush. You won’t be disappointed.


Here is a floral wreath painted entirely with the Silver Limited 3/4” pointed oval brush and embellished with a Sakura Pigma Micron pen.


Author, Artist, Swim Instructor and 10+ year survivor of uterine cancer. Shannon has love of all things purple and teal, most greens, paisley and elephants.

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