Painter's tips

Painter's recommendations on our paintbrushes: what types of hair, bristle or fibre are recommended for each painting technique? How to choose the right paintbrush? What is the capacity of a brush to absorb, hold, and release water and paint? How to clean your brushes after painting to keep their fibres' shape and flexibility? The painter answers these and other questions to help you get the best results from our artist brushes and accessories.

Dry pastels and soft pastels: how to use crayons?

Dry or Soft Pastels Dry or soft pastels are painting and drawing tools, generally cylindrical or rectangular in...

Watercolor pencils: how to choose and use them

What are watercolor pencils? The substantial difference between watercolor pencils and traditional ones is not...

Tre cose da sapere per iniziare a dipingere con acrilico

3 things to know before starting to paint with acrylic Acrylic painting is the latest in the evolution of Fine...

REFRESH YOUR CREATIVITY

Summer has arrived and with it a lot of free time: free your creativity during summer afternoons!Here we have 4...

Material painting – The sign of painting

The sign of pictorial matter, whatever it may be, has a part of the experiments of contemporary painters. To tell the...

TEMPERA PAINTING

Temperas are colors that are diluted with water, with a opaque rendering: commonly associated with children’s...

MIX&MEDIA painting: what is it?

It is a word that we hear more and more often and that has a huge popularization in art, literally means mixed media...

SUMI-E painting

The Japanese word sumi-e means "painting (絵 ) in black ink (sumi 墨)",it  is a pictorial technique widely used in the...

WALL PAINTING

The size of the artistic projects has changed over time coming out of traditional-sized canvases to expand into...

THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO LETTERING

LETTERING is a word that contains many interpretations... let’s find out what it is!

Three things to know to start oil painting

The three things to know about oil painting technique We often talk about traditional painting so we need some...

FOCUS: Unico Infinito brush

Borciani e Bonazzi expands its Unico series with a particular and outstanding new brush: Borciani e Bonazzi UNICO...

FOCUS: Brush series 777

The 777 series by Borciani e Bonazzi is a special line of brushes born to make long and very thin lines, what in...

What is the magic paper and what can it be useful for?

What is the magic paper and what can it be useful for? The magic paper is a light gray paper, and at first...

Bombasino and Mop brush, what is the difference?

To understand the differences between these two widely used brushes you must first give a definition: Bombasino...

Three tips to know to improve watercolour painting

The tools we use, in addition to practice and study, are fundamental for the improvement of a technique. The example...

The technique of Gouache or “Guazzo”

The technique of guazzo or, in French, of gouache, which is increasingly catching on among "rediscovered" artistic...

Painter's tips

Even an high-quality brush can over time lose the original shape of the tip due to frequent use and cleaning. There...

Artist tips

How to remove glue from the fibres of a new brush? You’ve probably already “felt” the tip of a new brush which is...

Which brushes can be used to paint with the acrylic?

Used by students, amateurs and professionals, acrylic painting is the last born in the pictorial techniques, but...

How do I choose the right paint brush for art technique?

The choice of hair and fibre varies depending on brush use and art technique. Below are a few simple suggestions to...

What are the features of bristle brushes and what uses are they suitable for?

The hair used for bristle brushes come from hog hair processing. Also this type of hair has been used since ancient...

What are the features of ox-hair brushes and what uses are they suitable for?

Similarly to all other types of natural hair, Ox-hair is first sterlised through boiling and then processed through...

What are the features of vair hair brushes and what uses are they suitable for?

The term “vair” refers to squirrel hair, a very soft and flexible fur, that is treated according to an age-old...

What are the features of sable hair brushes and what uses are they suitable for?

Sable fibres are thin, elastic and particularly tapered, with a very soft and long tip. These features make it...

What is the “reservoir” of a brush?

The term “reservoir” refers to the capacity of a brush to store and hold colour in its fibres, to then release it on...

Three things to know to start watercolor painting

Three things to know to start watercolor painting Lightness, transparency and brilliance are the first things...

Brush Calligraphy, which are the most suitable brushes?

The evolution and widespread diffusion of the art of Calligraphy in recent years has mainly resulted in modern...

What are the recommendations for cleaning and maintenance of the brushes?

In order to ensure a better performance and a longer lifespan of the Borciani Bonazzi brushes, a few simple...

How do I clean brushes after oil painting?

Taking care of artistic brushes used for oil painting requires careful cleaning of the brushes after each use. In...

Focus: Synthetic brushes

Among the synthetic fibre, How do you select the most suitable brushfor the chosen technique? A great help are the...

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