Umbria™ – Special Synthetic
One of our most popular brushes that looks as amazing as it performs. Umbria™ is truly special with its deep olive colored handles coated with our Velvetouch™ silicone finish. These attractive brushes feel great in your hand and provide unique performance characteristics. This short handle version works well with gouache-opaque watercolor, but is best for use with medium or heavier viscosity paints. That said, many oil painters attest to Series 6250’s performance and value. A favorite of decorative painters, Umbria™ excels with all acrylics.
- Medium to firm stiffness blend
- Unique range of shapes
- Comfortable touch handle
I like to use the Umbria™ Tip-Dyed series brushes when glazing with oil colors or where a softer touch is needed. What I like most about this line is the way the brushes hold their sharp tip and edges even when using solvents or mediums. When I need a clean, controlled, sharp edge in a painting, such as the edge of a building, this is the brush I reach for. When I scumble on textures in rocks, old buildings, and evergreen trees, this brush provides the lightest touch and just drops the paint along the texture of the canvas, fleshing out the object. I also like the Velvetouch™ handles — they feel secure in my hand and are a pleasure to hold.