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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.
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Purchased a size 12 brush, love it!
from Fremont, CA
Comments about Princeton Neptune Synthetic Squirrel Round:
I found this brush through a youtuber and I think that it is fantastic for a beginner, and it is also inexpensive. The hairs hold its shape and most importantly, the tip. #sweepstakes
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Excellent, affordable synthetic brush for beginners
from Kansas City
I bought nine brushes in this line for a high school watercolor class on a very tight budget. They were recommended by Kateri Ewing in her watercolor classes on Craftsy. The brushes are beautiful to look at, feel good in the hand, but most importantly, absorb water and pigment and come to a fine point. My beginner students are in awe of their new brushes. The washes they're producing are smooth and practically streakless. Thank you for offering a synthetic that does such a great job. I think you have a class full of young watercolor enthusiasts because of this excellent, affordable brush.
For A Synthetic Squirrel, this is very Nice.
from Huntington Beach, CA
It's hard to beat the real squirrel hair, but for synthetic, this is really great. And the price is AMAZING. Got a couple sizes and use them all the time.
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By Lowrena Blackwell
from Bandera, Texas
I enjoy using these brushes - Round, sizes 4, 6 and 10 thru 20. I bought these mainly in the larger size as they were recommended to me by a teacher who likes to paint "loose and lively". I have not been disappointed!
I am very pleased with these brushes.
from Springfield, IL
I am pleased with them and would buy them again.
(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
By Busy Lady
I like these because they are not the real hair from animals so I don't feel guilty when using them!
I really love these brushes they hold a lot of water. They are well made, and snap back into shape.
from Bris, Aus
i use these for watercolour and couldn't be happier. Try them and see for yourself
Excellent brush for beginners
Bought a round no 8 and a dagger-shape Neptune brushes and nicer watercolour paper as many artists advise and it is so much easier for me to make smooth brushstrokes and shapes now and I think it is in large part due to this brush. I was previously using waterbrushes and nylon brushes and they have their uses but this is much better. The brush holds an excellent amount of water and strokes are smooth. The handle has a nice weight and the length is perfect for painting in watercolour books and blocks. Recommended for any watercolour artist but especially beginners.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Love the Princeton Neptune brushes especially size 20. Fantastic for watercolour as hldd lots of water and is really soft and feels luxurious.
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