4 Perfect Plein Air Brushes

Silver Brush manufactures a variety of brushes perfect for painting en plein air. The warm weather of June means that lush landscapes are blooming, the water’s edge is calling, and people-watching has never been better, so get outside and paint!

1000 Grand Prix® (for traditional oil paints)

  • Premium Chungking white hog bristle with natural flags to grab and carry color and expertly cupped hairs that maintain their sharp edges when wet
  • Specifically designed with a matte handle so it doesn’t reflect sunlight into your eyes
  • Long handle so you can stand back from your easel while painting a sweeping landscape and maintain your perspective

What sets Grand Prix® apart? The finest quality hog bristles for the discerning oil painter

Artist Aaron Thompson with Grand Prix®

1100 Silverstone® (for traditional oil paints)

  • High-quality Chungking white hog bristle brushes with natural flags to grab and carry color and expertly cupper hairs that maintain their sharp edges when wet
  • Specifically designed with a matte handle so it doesn’t reflect sunlight into your eyes
  • Extra-large filbert sizes
  • Long handle so you can stand back from your easel while painting a sweeping landscape and maintain your perspective

What sets Silverstone® apart? BIG filbert brush sizes make this a favorite for oil painters who create murals and other large-scale paintings

Photo by artist Luis Colan

3100ST Black Velvet® Voyage (for watercolor, gouache, inks and dyes)

  • Brush detaches at the center and the head tucks into the handle so it can fit securely in your palette without fear of damage to the hairs
  • Small hole at the end of the handle allows the brush to breathe if tucked inside the cap while still wet
  • Light-weight and comfortable in your hand for hours of painting

What sets Black Velvet® Voyage™ apart? The finest quality, naturally soft squirrel hair with a unique blend of synthetic filaments make this brush SUPER thirsty, SUPER pointy when wet and SUPER loved by watercolorists all over the world

Artist Asya Chardymskaya painting by a stream with Black Velvet® Voyage™

2400S Ultra Mini® (for watercolor, acrylic or water-based oil paints)

  • The perfect companion for artists who enjoy painting miniatures on the go
  • Small and lightweight, they fit perfectly in nearly any travel bag
  • Can be used in any medium
  • Extra small sizes and a wide variety of shapes to achieve any stroke

What sets Ultra Mini® apart? Uniquely designed Comfort Grip® handles allow the artist to paint for hours with ease of use and contentment

Miniature painting by Tina Britney using an Ultra Mini® brush