Taklon Angle Head Paintbrushes by Warhol’s Wife
The angle head Taklon paintbrush by Warhol’s Wife is available in six different sizes: 2, 6, 10, 14, 18, and 24.
- The smallest No.2 angle head paintbrush has a fine angled tip that will give you a stroke of 0.5 mm and a line approximately of 1mm.
- The No.6 will give you a painting width of 0.6mm if you hold the head of the paint brush on its side. If you paint with the No.6 angle head brush from the tip down, you will have a painterly line width of 1mm.
- The No.10 angle head paintbrush is a nice medium-size brush, producing line widths of 10mm and .3mm, depending on the way you hold your paintbrush.
- The No.14 Warhol’s Wife angle head paintbrush will give you widths of 1.9mm and .4mm.
- 18 angle head paintbrush produces 1.2mm and .3mm brush strokes.
- The biggest paintbrush in the Taklon angle head range, No.24 produces 2.9mm and .4mm strokes and lines.
Warhol’s Wife angle head paintbrushes are crafted using their signature lime green colour palette. The set features a lacquered wooden handle that fits ergonomically into the palm of your hand for better control. A sturdy, tight nickel ferrule holds the fine brush hairs in place so there’s no shedding or loss of thickness.
Angle brushes are great for blocking out areas in an artwork, blending, edging, and pinstriping. The Warhol’s Wife angle paintbrush heads feature full, short, synthetic hairs that allow maximum control while you paint, without the bristles splaying. Taklon paintbrush hairs provide a great deal of controlled snap when you paint with them, depending on your hand pressure.
Is the Taklon Angle Head Paintbrush suited to Your medium?
An angle head Taklon paintbrush by Warhol’s Wife is durable and resilient, whether you are painting in acrylic, oils, watercolour, or any other art and craft project. These brushes are ideal to use with glues, or for smudging charcoal and dry pastels. You can be especially creative and controlled with your painterly effects when using oil-based pastels, fabric paints, and solvents too.
The durable, synthetic hair Taklon paintbrushes feature lend itself to a wide variety of surfaces and media. Paint on canvas, fabric, glass, and timber with ease and feel the same snap back on all surfaces. Soft, feathery strokes can be achieved, or even a rough scumbling.
If you want brush retention marks to be visible, that’s a painting technique you can use as well with these brushes. Angle head brushes are perfect for painting clean, crisp curves and filling in tight, angular corners. Taklon paint brushes are extremely versatile, because you can cover larger flat areas quickly without leaving any gaps.
The advantage of using Taklon bristles over natural hair is the brush’s ability to create soft, flowing, even strokes. Taklon brushes don’t hold a ‘belly’ of fluid when compared to the medium holding capabilities of natural haired brushes. This means Taklon brush strokes are firmer and more direct.
You might have heard that some artists believe natural haired brushes are better than synthetic hair bristles, but it all really comes down to the type of stroke you want to create.
“I think artists believe natural haired paintbrushes are better without trying out other options first. Taklon brushes are priced to be budget-conscious, and are also relatively new in the art supplies market when compared to more expensive paintbrush brands. They have to be used before the advantages can be experienced. ” Artist Nicole Baker
With the incredible range of marks the angle head paintbrush can produce, it’s not exaggerating to say they suit any type of painting genre. Abstracts, landscapes, portraits, seascapes, still life, realistic, and impressionistic – every technique can be accomplished!
Is the Taklon Angle Head Paintbrush for You?
If you are just starting out as a painter, or even at intermediate or professional level, a Taklon angle head paintbrush is a reliable all-rounder style of brush: the ideal addition to your art supplies cupboard. If you keep an angle head brush with your paintbrushes, you are guaranteed to pick it up and use it frequently.
The angle head shader by Warhol’s Wife is a high-quality, perfectly angled brush that won’t drop its hairs or misshape if cared for correctly. Simply wash medium off the brush with warm soapy water. For easy cleaning and bristle care, use Incredible Brush Cleaner by Chromacryl or Hand and Brush Soap by Art Spectrum.
Warhol’s Wife angle head paintbrushes are designed and highly recommended by Australian artists Nicole Baker and Jessica Skye Baker.