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Princeton has done it again, offering its softest and thirstiest synthetic ever!
Almost 20 years ago, Princeton gave artists a synthetic version of Sable that was almost the equal of fine Kolinsky. Today, it's still the standard for performance among its rivals. When Princeton set out to create a synthetic version of Squirrel, the company developed a brush that may actually outperform the natural version.
Neptune is Princeton's thirstiest brush ever, delivering oceans of color to the sheet. Featuring the latest synthetic fiber technology, the Neptune's multiple-diameter filaments are configured to replicate the smooth feel of natural Squirrel, with enhanced snap and resilient strength. Experts in natural hair have been incredulous that the Neptune brush hair is actually synthetic.
Princeton is proud to offer Neptune in a beautiful range of shapes that includes hand-tied Mottlers and Quills. The beautiful sea glass handles of the Aquarelle brushes are the signature of the line.
™ Princeton is a trademark.™ Neptune is a trademark.
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I will buy this product again in various sizes
By Budding Artist
Comments about Princeton Neptune Synthetic Squirrel Brushes:
I'm a beginner watercolor student and have been struggling with too dry a brush. I purchased the Princeton Neptune #4 and I'm loving it. It holds a lot of water and pigment. Also has a nice pointy tip. I struggle with making my brush strokes dance. I'm no Fred Astaire yet, but I think I can get there. I would definitely recommend this brush and what a great price.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Central Coast of California
I love this brush. It holds loads of liquid and keeps a really sharp point. It has a nice spring to the bristles.
from hernando ms
I'm very happy to have order this item
from Spokane Valley, WA
These brushes are my favorites for watercolor! They hold lots of water and paint and maintain a beautiful point! I'd love to have every one of them!!!
lovely brushes for watercolor and ink
from Mexico City, Mexico
I love them, all of them, their hair is very absorbent, so hold a lot of paint and drop nothing, so they are very versatil, they have a lovely point, they feel with the perfect weight and smooth in your hand
from Olympia, WA
With Princeton Neptune, I have found a synthetic brush that is a pleasure to use as much as (and in some case more than) my natural hair brushes.It has a wonderful point and a large water carrying capacity when compared to other synthetic brushes. Plus, when compared to my natural hair brushes, I do not worry about losing or damaging it since it is a relatively inexpensive brush to replace. Can I tell that it is not squirrel hair? Yes. However, when working on a smaller sized painting or sketch, I don't miss my squirrel brush. I haven't tried the Princeton mop, but I have tried the Raphael Soft Aqua mop and would also highly recommend it.
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What an amazing brush!
from charleston, sc
I already own several of the round brushes in the Princeton Neptune line, and love them, but really wanted to try a bigger size quill brush after seeing one being used in a demo that I recently attended. I am in love! This brush is simply amazing at the amount of water it holds and even though it's a larger size brush, it's able to keep a detailed point for smaller areas! Really, you can't go wrong with any of the Neptune brushes! I've spent more on other watercolor brushes but these are definitely my most used brushes!!!
from San Antonio, TX
These brushes are excellent at holding lots of water/paint! I generally use Silver Brush Black Velvet brushes, but wanted something narrower not available in their line. This works wonderfully and is very similar!
from Sydney, Australia
I just love the little 1" Mottler. I keep it in my sketching kit so it's with me all the time whether teaching, sketching or travelling. It's great for wetting the paper or doing large washes or building shapes - anything that needs the broad flat edge. It's short-handled compact size is just perfect.
love these brushes
I use these brushes for watercolor and acrylic painting and they are fantastic. These brushes can really be loaded up without harming how the paint flows on the surface. They are so soft yet very sturdy and always come back to shape. One of my favorite things is the ease of clean up, just rinse under warm water until it runs clear, shake and it will dry perfectly. If you really abuse it and let acrylic dry on it then rinse off as much as you can using fingernails and use brush soap and it will be good as new. The only thing to get used to is how much water it holds and getting used to the load. They are inexpensive brushes relatively and worth a try. I have a whole set.
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