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3 Brush Lines for Painting en Plein Air with Oils and Acrylics

Lake Solitude by Mark Keathley on Princeton Artist Brush Co.


Designed with plein air artists in mind, Aspen’s medium stiffness synthetic bristle,  performs exceptionally well, both retaining shape and allowing for color placement control.   These brushes can be used with all acrylic and oil paints including solvent free oils. The non-glare ferrule makes Aspen™ perfect for outdoor painting.

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Dakota is a synthetic bristle brush that performs as well as natural bristle across a broad range of media. A key advantage of this series is that it won’t go limp even in water! Modeled on the look and feel of hog bristle, Dakota brushes are perfect for painters switching from oils to acrylic or water miscible oil. A real workhorse in even heavy bodied acrylics and suitable for use with gel and impasto media too.

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Catalyst Polytip

The tip of each individual hair has been split to replicate the natural flags on the finest natural bristle. By giving each individual hair 2 to 3 distinct tips, Catalyst™ is able to hold a higher volume of paint while providing a smoother application. Designed for use with medium to heavy-bodied acrylics and oil paints, Catalyst™ pushes even heavy gel mediums with assurance. Catalyst™ Polytip Bristle brushes truly are tools that move paint.

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Princeton Artist Brush Co. interviews Nina Weiss, oil painter, landscape painter. Nina Weiss painting tips and techniques.

Painting by Nina Weiss

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