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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.
Neptune Pro Series Brushes, Set of 4
This set includes four Neptune brushes, one each of Aquarelle 3/4", Round 4, Round 12, and Oval Wash 1/2".
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Great watercolor brushes
By Chris splasher
Comments about Princeton Neptune Synthetic Squirrel Brushes:
Great watercolor brushes, super wash retention, overall style and feel are excellent
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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By Je now
from So, cal
Princeton Neptune synthetic quills and rounds are an affordable brush I can use for washes and fine lining. They are juicy and versatile and spring back into point. I can work quickly and confidently with even controlled strokes. I really like these brushes.
These are really nice brushes, I love how soft they are and how much water they hold and are especially great for being synthetic! I got some rounds, a mottled, and a quill, all very nice, the rounds come to a nice point & the quill does as well and holds plenty of water, the mottler is nice also, makes putting down washes easier. I love these brushes and will be buying more in the future.
Have never gone wrong with Princeton brushes
from Dallas, TX
I have about 4 of these brushes - they are affordable and they perform beautifully time and again. I love this company's brushes and I appreciate being able to buy a brush at a decent price point as I am a newer watercolorist. Not ready to drop hundreds of dollars on a paint brush - yet!
I will buy this product again in various sizes
By Budding Artist
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.
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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