A hake brush is often used in oil painting.
Below is a picture of a hake brush. A hake brush is very
versatile as a paint application tool. Originally a hake brush
is designed to apply thin layers of priming gesso or varnish.
Another use for a hake brush is as a general blender for oil
painting as well as watercolor painting. Hake brushes come in
different sizes for different types of oil paintings.
Why is hake brush good for oil
A hake brush has soft white hair which is
very delicate. The soft white hair on the hake brush is good
for soft blending in oil painting.
A hake brush used in oil
painting and water color painting
Uses of a hake brush
Besides the multiple uses of a hake brush
mentioned above, a hake brush is also used to paint the
impression of grass, bushes and other foliage as well as foam
in seascapes. A hake brush is cheap, not expensive at all which
makes a hake brush very useful for new oil paint artists.
How to use a hake brush for blending?
If you are using a hake brush for blending
in oil painting or watercolor painting, use it dry with just
the tips of the bristles lightly touching the surface of the
painting. Wipe the hake brush with dry cloth frequently.