The Daler Rowney Acrylic brush ranges have been carefully designed to provide artists of all abilities with the most comprehensive choice of shapes and sizes.
- Rounds are the perfect brushes for touching in small areas, fine detailing and applying well-thinned colour.
- Short Flats or Brights with their stiffer bristles are the perfect choice for applying thick paint, heavy impasto work and short strokes.
- Filberts curve gently to a point, allowing easy control of the brush head. Great for softening edges and making strong, tapered strokes.
Fan Blenders have an attractive fan-shaped head used for subtle blending of colour, distant trees and foliage.
Cryla Brushes are designed for acrylic painting and the Cryla range now includes more brush shapes and larger sizes. All brushes have natural-look synthetic fibres that offer good, even performance and strong levels of durability. They also feature a smoked finish, seamless ferrule and a silver-coloured handle retaining the classic Cryla style.
The synthetic bristles are useful with all heavy-bodied paints. The brush holds its spring with acrylics and comes to a fine point and chisel edge every time.
Series C10 Short Handle Round Code 204 010 •••
A brush with excellent spring and point. Good for detail work as well as fluid ‘watercolour’ applications.
Sizes: 2/0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18
Series C15 Short Handle Flat Glaze Code 204 015 •••
This square-edge brush has excellent colour-carrying capacity and allows for good colour flow. Ideal for laying down large areas of flat colour.
Sizes: 1/2″, 3/4″, 1, 1 1/4″, 1 1/2″
Series C20 Long Handle Round Code 204 020 •••
Can be used for touching up small areas, fine detailing and for applying well-thinned colour.
Sizes: 0, 1, 6, 8, 10, 12
Series C25 Long Handle Flat Code 204 025 •••
Rectangular in profile with chisel edge, excellent for applying thick creamy colour, for strong stroke definition and impasto work.
Sizes: 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12
Series C30 Long Handle Filbert Code 204 030 •••
Being broader than the rounds and curving gently to a point, this brush is useful for strong tapering strokes.
Sizes: 0, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12
Series C35 Long Handle Bright Code 204 035 •••
A shorter length, stiffer brush, ideal for making short, flat strokes for blending. Works well with heavy mediums.
Sizes: 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12
Series C40 Long Handle Broad Code 204 040 •••
Large flat brush, perfect for washes and layering, with the ability to hold lots of colour.
Sizes: 14, 16, 18, 20
Series C45 Long Handle Fan Blender Code 204 045 •••
Fan-shaped head for delicate blending.
Sizes: 2, 4, 6, 8
About Daler-Rowney – Inspiring Creativity Since 1783
Daler-Rowney’s reputation as a manufacturer of the finest art materials dates back some 230 years.
They achieved notable success, supplying famous artists such as Constable and Turner. In 1963, Rowney was the first manufacturer in Europe to introduce artists’ acrylic colour. Rowney’s ‘Cryla’ was widely used by artists throughout the 1960s and 1970s heralding a new era in art practise which became known as ‘Pop Art’. Two of its best-known proponents, Peter Blake and Bridget Riley, used Rowney’s ‘Cryla’ acrylics extensively during this period.
Between 1945 and 1960, The Daler Board Company developed a variety of products across the whole spectrum of artists’ materials, including pads such as the distinctive red and yellow Series A. Other new products in the Daler range included canvas panels, stretched canvas, mount board and artists’ luggage.
In 1975, The Daler Board Company introduced the first synthetic watercolour brush to the artists’ materials market. ‘Dalon’ was the first real rival to the sable brush for over 100 years.
Daler-Rowney now operates from three manufacturing bases – all its Colours (paints) are manufactured in Bracknell, Berkshire. Artists’ paper and mountboard are transformed in Wareham, Dorset and artists’ brushes are made in La Romana in the Dominican Republic.
With its Paper, Brushes and Colour three-pronged approach to product development, production and sales & marketing, Daler-Rowney is unique amongst the leaders in the fine art market in offering its own products in the three key fine art categories.
As well as being divided into the three product categories, the Daler-Rowney range uniquely offers solutions to four groups of artists; professional artists, accomplished students and amateurs, emerging talents and beginners. In each of the three product groups, every artist can find products adapted to their technical level of accomplishment as well as their financial means.
This video is from Daler Rowney’s archives and although the Cryla brushes now come in a silver finish it is still an informative video on the range of brushes found in the Cryla Acrylic brush series.