Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Princeton synthetic sable one stroke brushes
I love those Princeton stroke brushes our teacher got for us when we first started with watercolors; they carry water and color well, and they are easy to handle. I use them all the time. After seven years, they are in a sad shape; time to get replacement.
I found Robert Simmons Sapphire stroke brushes at the local Hobby Lobby store, and absolutely love them, especially the 1/2" one.(the 1/4" one does not hold up as well) but I want a larger size that the store does not carry. I looked up online for it.
I did not find Robert Simmons Sapphire stroke brushes, but I found Princeton synthetic sable stroke brushes with the larger size, so I placed an order for them.
I was disappointed when saw them, They are so thin compared with the old ones, that I doubt their water / color carrying ability. I tested them on the pages of a watercolor sketchbook, and found them alright, not as good, but alright. Because they are thinner with less hair, it's easier to get sharper edges.
I am still looking for better stroke brushes though.