Jansen Art Studio- Sidney Fine Art Center

Historical and Contemporary Art


 Fusion Watercolor Brush

This is the workhorse of the Paint It Simply program.  This brush was developed a few years ago for watercolor, softer color applications and our Paint It Simply program.  This brush emulates the softer squirrel brush used by oil painters for the past 400 years.  The softer more absorbent hairs of the fusion allow the artists of the Paint It Simply program to achieve rich and mottled oil emulation effects.  When painting the flowers and mottled effects of Paint It Simply, we need to "flow" color and not mix colors.  Synthetics designed for today's acrylics will not do this.  Don't even waste your time.  Modern synthetics can not paint our Paint It Simply lessons and likewise, the Fusion brush is too soft for many other decorative painting applications.


Fusion Filbert # 4 and 6

Fusion Flat # 4 and 6-  These are used in the 30 minute painting lessons.



Bristle Brush

This is one of the oldest and most traditional types of brushes.  We use this brush in several landscape lessons and a few floral lessons.  The traditional bristle brush is made from hog hair and is very stiff.  This stiffness allows the artist to push around thicker amounts of paint.  With the Paint It Simply lesson, we use the more advanced formula Heritage MultiMedia Acrylics which by nature are much thicker than bottled acrylics. 

Filbert Size 1 and 4

Flat Sizes 1 and 4



Synthetic Brush

This type of brush was developed in the late 1970's due to the popularity of the bottled acrylics.  It is used to apply the thinner acrylics associated with today's Decorative Painters. This brush has some limited used in the Paint It Simply program.  It is used in a few landscape lessons where sharp details are needed.  For the most part, we do not use synthetic brushes with the Paint It Simply program.  The program and the techniques are designed to emulate the older and traditional alla prima techniques from the 19th century.  These techniques were developed before the synthetic brush.

Flat size 4 or 6



 Paint It Simply Beginning Brush Kit

This is our Paint It Simply brush it available from Jansen Art Online store.  In this kit you will find all the brushes you need to paint through our series of books and beginning DVDs.  The kit also contains the #5 painting knife from Liquitex.  This knife is used in the landscape series as well as some floral DVDs.  The kit does not include the Fusion Flats that are used with some DVDs and the 30 minute painting series as they are newer additions to the educational program.


These 6 brushes will paint over 400 lessons!  They are all you need!


Click here to see the kit in the JansenArtStore.com  Brush Kit