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Princeton’s new series of synthetic hair brushes features an extra degree of stiffness to move and control color. Unlike natural bristles, which become soft and distorted when used in a water based medium, the bristles on these brushes retain their shape and stiffness.
Each brush features two shades of hair, seamless gold colored ferrules, and a Velvetouch handle for excellent grip and control. They can be used with heavier acrylic paints as well as oil and water based oil colors.
This variation on the shape of the Bright Brush is often handy for painting the upper reaches of large canvases.
This unusual "sword" shape is excellent for precise control of fine lines and curves of varying widths.
Long and Short Handles — Long handles are recommended for easel style painting, while short handles are recommended for table-top painting where the artwork lies flat, especially with water media.
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Just what I want for thin application of fluid acrylic
from North coast, ca
Comments about Princeton Umbria Filbert:
Very useful for applying thin acrylic. Makes a good sharp line used sideways.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Decent liner brush
from Athens Texas
Comments about Princeton Umbria Liner for Acrylics:
Small details like whiskers
Superb Tool for the Precise Painter
By PA Painter
from North East PA
Comments about Princeton Umbria Flat Wash:
Being a very methodical painter I like to find and use the right brush for each application stage of the painting. It's very important to use a quality tool. These Umbrias fit perfectly in the middle lineup up of my brushes. I use Princeton's synthetic bristles for getting the paint in the right spot on the panel and these Umbrias to smooth out the application; adjusting gradations and surface textures. They're not quite as firm as a synthetic bristle so they won't push paint around as much but smooth it out rather. My final stage is to use Princeton's synthetic sables and Neptunes to finalize gradations and removing from the surface any brush marks. Princeton offers the Painter the perfect tools!
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Great For Oil Painting
By Labrador Artist
from Scottsmore, Florida
Comments about Princeton Long Handle Umbria Bright Series 6200B:
Solid brush, tight ferrule holds bristles perfectly. Nice spring while painting. I would definetly buy this product again.
from Portsmouth NH
Great for acrylics
Perfect for gouache!
from Fort Collins, CO
Comments about Princeton Umbria Round:
After going through my 40 year stash of brushes I was SURE I'd have the perfect ones for gouache, a medium that is new to me. Nope. None of them worked as I wanted or hoped. Until...these! I bought a couple at my local art store to just see and immediately knew I found THE brush. So, I ordered ever size and shape in the short handles that were offered. Love them.
These brushes last through a lot of acrylic paint and medium use... And are the best in the synthetic class
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My favorite brush!
I have a round 4 (short handle) that I use for gouache. After a year or so of abuse this brush has held up well. There isn't a sharp point (although I don't remember how sharp it was when I bought it) but it's my favorite go to general brush. It's stiff enough to rework gouache, holds a good amount of color, and still has a lot of snap. The handle is also very comfortable and soft and so lightweight I've dropped it a few times while painting! I will be ordering more soon.
Love these for my oil and acrylic.
from Houston, TX
I loved these in short handle. Now I bought set of long handle. they are wonderful brushes.
Best brushes on the market
I have spent so much money on different brushes over the years for acrylic and oils these are the best very durable and give a nice stroke also hold a good amount of water for washes!
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