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.

Three things to know to start oil painting

Since we’ll talk about the painting of the tradition, we need some historical notes. Oil painting technique belongs...

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?

The reusable water-writing Magic paper is a light grey card, which at first glance says nothing about its...

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...

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...

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...

Three things to know to start watercolor painting

1. The slow release of water from the brush you are using is essential to have the watercolor color well distributed...

Focus: Synthetic brushes

More attention to the environment and the Cruelty Free approach increasingly lead artists to choose synthetic fibre...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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