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Raphaël's Kaërell is the closest thing to a natural hair brush we've found at an economical price. Supremely soft with a fine tip, it is excellent for watercolor, acrylic, and oil painting.
It is a long wearing brush with excellent water-carrying capacity and surprising strength. The long-handled series offers an expressive feel to the artist. It is durable, easy to clean, and an extremely versatile brush for many techniques and media.
Series 281, Mixed Media Flat
Raphaël's Kaërell Mixed Media Flat Brushes have soft, synthetic fibers that offer fineness and flexibility. Use them with fluid paints, washes, and varnishes.
Series 8394, Short Handle Round
This brush is a short handle version of the Series 869 Round, and is perfect for fine detail in watercolors, or for painters in acrylics and oils who prefer a short handle brush.
Series 8796, Short Handle Flat
This brush is a short handle version of the Series 879 Flat, and is perfect for line work and washes in watercolors, or for painters in acrylics and oils who prefer a short handle brush.
Brush sizes — The length and width of a brush of a given shape and size may vary by manufacturer as brush sizes are not standardized. Since fine art brushes are handmade, expect some variation even among brushes from within a single brush line.
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Great little brush (# 4 & #6) for details in oil painting.
from Santa Fe, NM
Comments about Raphaël Golden Kaërell Long Handle Round Series 869:
Great brush; holds its shape. I use two small ones (#4 and #6) for portrait painting in oil.
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very responsive brush for a great price!
from Location Independent and Retired
Comments about Raphaël Raphaël Golden Kaërell Long Handle Round Series 869:
This brush was recommended by my instructor. I can't quite spend for sable so this was a great compromise and I am enjoying using it. I find myself reaching for this watercolor brush as one of my two favorites.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Brushes are great for a Synthetic
from Hannibal, MO
I've been happy with this brush so far. They could last a little longer but then I'm pretty brutal on brushes. The brush hold up fairly well and keeps it's point. It's not perfect, but a good price for a decent enough brush.
The best brush for small and large areas
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Awesome Synthetic Brush
from Mesa, AZ
Comments about Raphaël Kaërell Pointed Round:
These brushes hold an excellent point and have great snap. Surprisingly close to a natural kolinsky. I use them for painting things that would damage my natural brushes
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Size 4 oil brush
Comments about Raphaël Golden Kaërell Long Handle Flat Series 879:
nice brush for oil painting.
The best in it's class
As a hyper photo-realistic painter, the filbert Raphael Synthetic Sable brushes are unmistakablethe best!
Raphael, kaerell Synthetic brushes
By Elwin Joseph
from St.Croix, U.S.Virgin Islands
I use this brushes for detail and they are the best I have use so far....I have used many round brushes but these gave me exactly what I am looking for. Hold alot of paint and the point snaps right back when used...love em!!!..
Very nice brush
from North Webster
I paint waterscapes , sailboats and antique row and small and large motor boats. Use the brush in many aspects of my paintings..very well built and very pleasing to look at and keep all my Brushes immaculate...
Great for blending
from Edmond, OK
Very soft, great for blending acrylic paint, which is why I bought them. Almost like watercolor brushes. The ferrules are tight and they do not seem to lose hairs. The large filberts, when wet, are almost like mop wash brushes.
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