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If you value the good pointing, color handling, spring, and smooth application of natural sable with the durability and value of synthetic brushes, the Sapphire line is for you.
Handmade of the finest red Kolinsky hair and synthetic filaments, Sapphire brushes can be used with all media. They feature kiln-dried beechwood handles and precision engineered 22K gold-plated ferrules.
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. Sapphire is available in a variety of classic brush shapes with both long and short handles.
Sapphire Pack Z
This set, designed for easel painting in oils and acrylics, contains three long handle brushes: Bright, Size 8; Round, Size 6; and Filbert, Size 6.
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Great inexpensive brushes
from Carrboro NC
Comments about Robert Simmons Short Handle Sapphire Brushes:
Really love these work horse brushes, they last forever and are my main tools in creating my acrylic paintings.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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New experience with a new brush (for me)
By Big Al
from Carlsbad, CA
I have used Grumbacher's red Sable for years and recently ran out of their brushes and was unable to reorder but could not get them as they no longer make these brushes. SImmons is a replacement and I find it is good but not like my Grumbachers.
Ideal for Watercolor
from Milwaukee, WI
I purchase large quantities of brushes for our University's art department. I find Blick has the best assortment of brushes, offering quality products and great pricing. I find the Sapphire S85 #8 brushes just right for general Watercolor purposes. Plus they happened to be on sale when I ordered!
Excellent, dependable brushes
from Denver, CO
Comments about Robert Simmons Sapphire Bright:
I use Sapphire brushes for the majority of my work and have been pleased with how well they perform. They're the perfect balance of soft and stiff, allowing you to apply just the right amount of paint without leaving bristle marks.The brights, in particular, are especially useful. The bristles come to a very sharp edge, allowing for fine lines and finesse work.
By Day Lily
from Thousand Oaks
Comments about Robert Simmons Short Handle Sapphire Round Series S85:
Haven't been using it for long but so far I'm happy with it. It's gentle on the paper, fairly soft and can be used in a juicy manner, though not quite as soft or wet as the all natural hair, providing a good balance. I got this after seeing my very experience and prolific watercolor teacher paint nearly entire pieces with it. Size 14 is his preferred size for 12 X 16 paper.
I KNOW THIS WILL BE A GREAT BRUSH BUT HAVEN'T HAD AN OCCASION TO USE IT JUST YET. ROBERT SIMMONS IS A BRAND I HAVE LEARNED TO TRUST SO I KNOW IT WILL BE GOOD!
Robert Simmons Sapphire Brushes
from Senoia Ga
I use them for oils also..Best brushes ever.
first time using this medium
from woodland california
really nice product
from Antioch, CA
first time, but enjoying the value.
Nice. Very nice for us who like a softer brush. Using them with Acrylics. After a year with some no wear. Gotta love that. Now if only Blicks would list them just not only under sets
Daler Rowney has a long tradition of brush manufacturing. These professional quality, hand-made brushes are
crafted from only the finest raw materials and offer a life-time guarentee against defects in materials or workmanship.
See the six series of brushes offered in the Robert Simmons line.
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