Princeton: Best Synthetic Sable watercolour brushes are made with a blend of golden taklon hairs in a variety of different diameters. Developed for Princeton by master Japanese brush-maker Naohide Takamoto, these brushes take the 'Tak' from Takamoto to give the ‘taklon’ fibres their distinctive name. Princeton brush fibres, though made with synthetic bristles, have the appearance of genuine sable hairs. The fibres are held in place with a golden ferrule and the handles are fashioned from marbled red hardwood (the wash brushes have clear acrylic handles). This brush style absorbs water easily and paints supple strokes with a natural snap. Princeton brushes in the 4050 Series resist even the heaviest of painting wear and always return to a tight point or crisp edge after use.
Almost 20 years ago, Princeton’s Series 4050 brush was the first synthetic sable available for artists. This synthetic sable is now a popular, widely produced style of paintbrush, but the Series 4050 brush has never been equalled in quality.
The Princeton Round is a classic painting brush used for everything from flora and still life to portraits and landscapes. Larger rounds can lay in large areas of color and stroke specific shapes, whereas smaller rounds are used for details.
Heritage™ 4050 Features
- Princeton’s flagship brush
- Enhanced color holding capacity
- Sharp point and crisp edge
- More durable and affordable than natural sable