These are special brushes made from natural bristles and shaped according to Bob's very precise specifications.
(Please note, Bob Ross brushes and knives must be cleaned with the Bob Ross odourless thinners, turps or Bob Ross Brush Conditioner & Cleaner only. Do not use water as it can reduce the life of the brushes and palette knives.)
This brush has a short handle.
I purchased this brush with high hopes, only to be disappointed. The hairs on the brush began to fall out immediately on use, not just one or two, but several with each stroke. I spent more time scratching hairs from the canvas than I did painting. I’ve purchased better brushes from DIY shops to paint the house. As an art teacher and painter, I’ve spent thousands of pounds over the years with Ken Bromley, and this is not reflection on their service, which is second to none. The brush hairs and attachment seem to be poorly made. Perhaps I have a one off.Keith Palmer (Teesside, United Kingdom) on 17 Feb 2016
Ken Bromley's replies:
Now and again, a brush can be faulty and if this is the case it is always best to contact us so we can resolve any issues. In this particular case, photos were provided showing the faults with the brush and the brush is being replaced free of charge.
Having watched the series I thought I'd give some of the products a try. This was one of the first things I bought as it is an integral part of Bob's technique. It is of an excellent quality, made with natural bristles, and is incredibly versatile - considering the size. A lot of "bang for your buck." Graham Buller (Hampshire,) on 22 Mar 2012
My young Bob Ross loves using the big brushes, very soft and leaves a nice finish. Patrick Lacey (Knaphill, United Kingdom) on 11 Jun 2013