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In today’s post I will be reviewing; Jackson’s Retractable Sable Brush.

Jackson's; Retractable Sable brush

Jackson's; Retractable Sable brush

Product Details

  • Manufacturer/Brand; Jacksons Art Supplies;
  • Item Name: Sable Retractable brush
  • Item number; BRSRET
  • RRP at time of writing: £7.55

Product description from Jackson’s site

A very useful pocket brush. This light weight sabe hair brush has fully protected hair when retracted.

Reason For Buying

I wanted a light brush but with quality hair rather than nylon. Something that wouldn’t get damaged if taken on field trips.

Pros/Cons

Jackson's; Retractable Sable brush. Compact for field trips

Jackson's; Retractable Sable brush. Compact for field trips

Pros;

Nice and light

  • Well fitting lid, which is easy to remove and turns into the handle of the brush in use.
  • The brush has quality sable and returns to a good point
  • The barrel has a ventilation hole in the end, so if you do have to pack the brush away while it is still damp, during field trips it can still air.

Cons;

  • Haven’t got any

Build Quality

Excellent. Good quality sable, well-fitting lid. Not too heavy for travel and for poor dexterity, making it very comfortable to use.

Value for Money

Excellent. A fair price for a good quality product.

Would I buy it Again?

Yes. I highly recommend this to everyone.

Summing up

Jackson's; Retractable Sable brush (open)

Jackson's; Retractable Sable brush (open)

This is a truly excellent brush, which is a joy to use. Perfect if you want to take it on field trips as the barrel protects the brush trip in transit or storage. Well worth the investment and would make a perfect present for an artist.

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Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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In today’s post I will be reviewing;

Pro Arte; Renaissance Sable Brushes

Pro Arte; Renaissance Sable Brushes

Product Details

  • Manufacturer/Brand; Pro Arte; Series RS; Rennaissance Round sable Brushes
  • RRP at time of writing: Price varies with brush size, currently available in sizes 000 to 16.

Reason For Buying

Lots of art books say how wonderful sable brushes are for water-colour. So I bought on of the Pro Arte Rennaissence sables to try. I have used their Prolene synthetic brushes in the past and they were good, so it was a brand I like.

Pros/Cons

Pros

  • Excellent for colour/water holding. The natural hair does indeed make a big difference to that
  • Superb pointing quality of the hair, once the brush is loaded with colour/water
  • Fantastic balance. The wooden handles are superbly balanced and feel very comfortable in the hand

Cons

Truly haven’t found any.

Build Quality

Fantastic. Quality natural sable hair. Quality ferule, well-balanced brush and superb finish. Excellent on all areas.

Value for Money

Excellent. They are well worth the money.

Would I buy it Again?

Yes, I highly recommend them to everyone wanting to move on to Sables. I’ve since collected my most used sizes in this range.

Summing up

Pro Arte; Renaissance Sable Brush

Pro Arte; Renaissance Sable Brush

These brushes are superb! beautiful to look at and in use, highly recommend them you try them. The price varies with brush size, so if you are watching your budget buy something like a number 4. The number 4 is large enough to demonstrate the excellent water/colour holding capacity of the brush and yet small enough to test fine detail too.

I adore these brushes, made with top quality materials and so well put together.Pro Arte Rennaissance Sable brushes are a joy to use, try them you won’t be disappointed.

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The Rennaissance sables are also available in RSF; Flats and Riggers too.

  • Pro Art Renaissance sable brushes are available in a range of stockists, listed on their website as listed above. I bought mine from both Jackson’s Art Supplies and also from Art Discount.

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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