Choosing brushes for painting miniatures

Most brushes have too long a “hair length” from the ferrule for painting miniatures, and most watercolour brushes have so much carrying capacity that they obscure the view of the painting.

Series 7 miniature brushes are ideal for this intricate art form because they are short, stubby sables that allow the point of the brush to meet the handle without the belly getting in the way. They come in sizes 000 to 6.