Winsor & Newton Monarch brushes are a professional synthetic hair brush that mimics the look and feel of natural Mongoose hair (now an endangered species).
In addition, because Monarch is synthetic it is more durable than natural hair and has more spring making it better for moving heavy bodied oil colour as well as being less prone to damage from solvents or paint. Monarch is suitable for oil colour, water mixable oil colour or acrylic painting. The brushes provide a stiffer alternative to sable hair but are softer than hog bristle which means this brush is excellent for subtle blending, glazing and fine detail work. Read more about Monarch brushes
Handles: Available with long handles
Head shapes: Short Flat/Bright, Long Flat, Round, Filbert, Short Filbert, Fan, Glazing Brush.
Produces defined marks. Gives great control of thicker or larger amounts of colour.
Gives greater spring than short flat and so gives freer marks. Often used with more fluid oil colour.
The smaller sizes for detailed lines and highlights, the larger sizes for clean linear marks.
The oval edge combines the control of the short flat with the softer edges of the round.
Pointed oval shape combines the control of a short flat with the softer edges of the round.
A finishing brush used for portraits and landscapes. Creates soft details and good for stippling and graining effects.