Brushes made of Kolinsky red sable hair mark the highest quality level of artist brushes made of natural hair. Only the fine tail hair of the Siberian weasel (Mustela sibirica) is used for these brushes. The long hairs of the Kolinsky are rarer and correspondingly more valuable as well. For all red sable brushes, the length of the hair and the workmanship are decisive for the quality and price of the brushes.
Experienced painters notice the difference and appreciate the perfect tip, outstanding color absorption, and great resilience of these brushes. Kolinsky brushes are most valued for watercolor painting but are also used for other media as well as for sophisticated crafts and restoration.
Synthetic Kolinsky Sable
lineo Synthetic Kolinsky red sable hair is the ideal alternative for those who prefer to paint with vegan brushes. Brush makers worked hard on developing the almost perfect imitation of natural Kolinsky hair. Particularly fine and elastic synthetic hairs with different lengths, diameters, and structures are used. This provides painting properties that are almost indistinguishable from the “original”.
The brushes form a beautiful belly, have excellent color absorption and release, and form a perfect tip. The hair is also characterized by the fact that it is easy to clean and quite durable. Synthetic Kolinsky red sable hair can be used for painting with all common media such as watercolor, oil, acrylic, gouache, and tempera.