A 1-inch flat is the “can’t-live-without” brush for Kris Parins. She makes use of versions by several makers.
Parins says, “My first 1-inch flat brush, which I purchased in 1999 and have since worn out, was a Richeson Kolinsky sable. My current brush is a One Stroke sable-hair by Winsor & Newton. I find the brush to be aptly named since it can hold an amazing amount of water and pigment, making it perfect for painting big, juicy washes. I also use synthetic flats, which hold their sharp edges and corners, making them a great option for ‘cutting in’ and for making smaller lines and marks. I like the Museum Topaz by Martin F. Weber Co. Another favorite that’s very affordable is a Kaerëll flat brush by Raphaël.””