artist brushes are possibly the most important investment an artist can make because the quality of paint brushes has almost as much power to damage or beautify a work as the artist. although certain artist brushes are recommended for specific types of media, brush selection should be based on your personal choice. find the brushes and brush sets you prefer at plaza artist materials. shop wide variety of oil, acrylic and watercolor brushes, brush sets and craft brushes as well as palette knives and cleaners. choose long handle brushes for oil and acrylic painting in order to stand farther from the work in progress. choose short handle brushes for watercolor painting as the work is probably positioned horizontally and the artist is closer to the work. find brushes made both natural hair fibers and synthetic fibers and in variety of shapes.