RAPHAEL Brushes

Founded in Paris in 1793 and owned and operated by the Sauer family since 1859, Raphaël is the oldest fine art brush maker in Europe. Following the time honored tradition of master and apprentice, the highly skilled craftswomen of Raphaël must train for years before they are ready to produce a Raphaël brush. The finest hairs and bristles are imported from all over the world and hand sorted to ensure the highest quality. Every brush made by Raphaël is made with the artist in mind.

Raphael Symbiose 8092 Pyramid Brush

Raphaël Symbiose brushes are ergonomic and versatile. They feature versatile synthetic hairs, making them ideal for all types of paints and techniques, such as watercolor, gouache, acrylic and decorative arts techniques. The Symbiose brushes are suitable for beginners, amateurs or experienced painters looking for a versatile brush with a good quality and price value. The pyramid tip is ideal for continuous lines, details and finishes.

Raphael Symbiose 8091 Brush

Raphaël Symbiose brushes are ergonomic and versatile. They feature versatile synthetic hairs, making them ideal for all types of paints and techniques, such as watercolor, gouache, acrylic and decorative arts techniques. The Symbiose brushes are suitable for beginners, amateurs or experienced painters looking for a versatile brush with a good quality and price value.

A flat brush for every use!

 

 

 

 

 

Raphael offers a wide range of flat brushes according to the technique to be used and the thickness of the paint. These flat brushes now complete the bestselling Raphael brand.

RAPHAEL Brushes

Founded in Paris in 1793 and owned and operated by the Sauer family since 1859, Raphaël is the oldest fine art brush maker in Europe. Following the time honored tradition of master and apprentice, the highly skilled craftswomen of Raphaël must train for years before they are ready to produce a Raphaël brush. The finest hairs and bristles are imported from all over the world and hand sorted to ensure the highest quality. Every brush made by Raphaël is made with the artist in mind.

 

Raphael 8413 Long Fine Tip Watercolour Brushes

Raphaël Series 8413 Long Fine Tip Watercolour Brushes have incomparable elasticity. They are ideal for fine detail and finishes in watercolour. The tips are made of long, fine Kolinsky sable hair. Raphaël Series 8413 Long Fine Tip Watercolour Brushes are perfect for watercolour, graphic art, washes, retouching and design work. They have seamless silver ferrules and short, black lacquered handles.

Raphael 8404 Pure Kolinsky Sable

Raphaël’s flagship handmade Kolinsky brush features a fine point for precision and a full belly for a high paint load. It is made of the finest Kolinsky sable that is hand washed, sorted and tested, giving it superior resiliency, spring and snap. It has multiple hair lengths to ensure the tightest possible point, and cementing and crimping for the highest quality construction.

Raphael 8400 Retouching Brushes

Raphaël Series 8400 Retouching Brushes have extra fine, short brush tips made from selected Kolinsky red sable hairs. These Raphaël Series 8400 Retouching Brushes are very fine brushes for retouching and graphic work.

Raphael 803 Squirrel Pointed Mop

Raphaël’s squirrel French mop brush is exquisitely soft yet durable, hand crafted as it has been since the 18th century. This multi-purpose brush holds an incredible amount of water and is capable of unbelievably large and flawless washes, with a delicate point for unique brush strokes and line work. This brush features a genuine hand-tied quill ferrule. Goose quills used for larger sizes.

Raphaël 903 Pointed Filbert Watercolour Brushes

Raphaël Series 903 Pointed Filbert Watercolour Brushes have tips of genuine, premium quality squirrel hair which offers exceptional colour retention. After immersing in water, the tufts of hair taper to form a perfect tip that also allows for working on small areas. These Raphaël Series 903 Pointed Filbert Watercolour Brushes have short black lacquered handles and nickel plated brass ferrules.

Raphael 916 Flat Wash Brushes

Raphaël Series 916 Flat Wash Brushes have tips of pure grey squirrel hair which is extremely soft and fine. These brushes are ideal for watercolour. These Raphaël Series 916 Flat Wash Brushes have extraordinary colour absorption, allowing for very long brush strokes. They have short black lacquered handles with seamless silver ferrules.

Raphael SoftAqua Series 805

Soft Aqua – For over 200 years, Raphaël company has been committed to offering brushes that best meet the artist’s needs. Recently, in collaboration with its Research and Development department, Raphaël has developed a new and exceptional synthetic fiber brush which offers a retention capacity equal to no other. The wavy undulating shape of the fiber creates spaces which hold the water molecules and therefore contain twice as much color compared to conventional synthetic fibers, which are straight and slippery.

Raphael SoftAqua 845

Shape : Round, Pointed tip
Fiber : Petit-gris pur
Usage : Soft Aqua brushes are excellent for Watercolours, Inks, Gouache, tempera and Silk Painting.

The fine tip of the Round Brush is specifically tailored for thin lines, detailed work and washes while its belly provides an excellent reservoir for water and colour.

RAPHAEL Brushes

 

Founded in Paris in 1793 and owned and operated by the Sauer family since 1859, Raphaël is the oldest fine art brush maker in Europe. Following the time honored tradition of master and apprentice, the highly skilled craftswomen of Raphaël must train for years before they are ready to produce a Raphaël brush. The finest hairs and bristles are imported from all over the world and hand sorted to ensure the highest quality. Every brush made by Raphaël is made with the artist in mind.

Raphael Precision Short Handled Brushes 8504, 8524, 8534

New from Raphaël is Precision, a full range of synthetic brushes that look and feel like natural hair sable brushes. Precision has
been designed to create the most accurate brush strokes of any synthetic brush on the market. These brushes hold media well yet have a snap to the hairs that helps retain the shape of the brush from stroke to stroke. Precision short handled brushes come in a range of 24 brushes in 5 styles and are excellent for use with watercolors, inks, gouache, and acrylic

Raphael Kolinsky Pure Sable 1862, 1872

Pure Kolinsky Sable with gold ferrule and black polished handle. Suitable for painting in oils and acrylics. Golden red hair in colour. These brushes are the ultimate for fine work in oils and where precision in fine detail is essential.

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Established in 1793, Raphaël has been renowned for the impeccable quality of their artist’s brushes as well as their more recent innovations. It took years of research for Raphaël to create a brush that would replicate all the characteristics of the famed KEVRIN without using its original hair composition. A blend of several natural hairs with a proprietary groundbreaking synthetic fiber meant to create the perfect Mongoose substitute, KEVRIN+ is in fact a better brush than its predecessor and offers all the features a quality Oil and Acrylic brush requires.

  • Resiliency and spring
  • Softness to the touch
  • Paint retention
  • Finesse of the tip
  • Shape memory
  • Feature consistency
  • Ability to clean

 

Raphael Fresco Red Sable 862, 872, 8722

These 100% pure red sable oil brushes are excellent for precision work and applying smooth brush strokes. Fresco Long Handle sable offers the spring, sharp point and edge similar to Kolinsky sable but at a fraction of the cost. Special short round and long pointed filbert models.

RAPHAËL – Founded in Paris in 1793 and owned and operated by the Sauer family since 1859, Raphaël is the oldest fine art brush maker in Europe.

Bamboo Brush Wrap

BambooBrushRolls_3Bamboo rolls to protect your brushes when travelling. Available in small and large.

KOLIBRI Brushes

 

 

 

 

 

 

Since 1898, (Kolibri) a family business, manufacture a large selection of Artist Brushes, Brushes for School & Hobby, Cosmetic Brushes, Brushes for Restorers as well as for many other applications in the craft.

Unchanged for 122 years: Handmade in Germany

Raphael 8930 Precision Long Handled Flat Brush

Precision has been designed to create the most accurate brush strokes of any synthetic brush. These brushes hold media well, yet have a snap to the hairs that help retain the shape of the brush from stroke to stroke.

Raphael 8900 Precision Long Handled Round Brush

Precision has been designed to create the most accurate brush strokes of any synthetic brush. These brushes hold media well, yet have a snap to the hairs that help retain the shape of the brush from stroke to stroke.

Raphael 8940 Precision Long Handled Filbert Brush

Precision has been designed to create the most accurate brush strokes of any synthetic brush. These brushes hold media well, yet have a snap to the hairs that help retain the shape of the brush from stroke to stroke.

Raphael 8938 Long Handled Bright Brush

Precision has been designed to create the most accurate brush strokes of any synthetic brush. These brushes hold media well, yet have a snap to the hairs that help retain the shape of the brush from stroke to stroke.

Raphael 8970 Precision Long Handled Fan Brush

Precision has been designed to create the most accurate brush strokes of any synthetic brush. These brushes hold media well, yet have a snap to the hairs that help retain the shape of the brush from stroke to stroke

Raphael 870 Textura Flat

The Textura brush is particularly aimed at artists who paint using impasto techniques and want to create relief effects with thick acrylics and structure gels. The brushes are made using very strong, short, rigid synthetic fibers and offer an excellent response to thick paints and mediums. These elegantly designed brushes are a joy to use for Professionals and beginners alike

Raphael 8702 Textura Filbert

The Textura brush is particularly aimed at artists who paint using impasto techniques and want to create relief effects with thick acrylics and structure gels. The brushes are made using very strong, short, rigid synthetic fibers and offer an excellent response to thick paints and mediums. These elegantly designed brushes are a joy to use for Professionals and beginners alike

Raphael 860 Textura Round

      The Textura brush is particularly aimed at artists who paint using impasto techniques and want to create relief effects with thick acrylics and structure gels. The brushes are made using very strong, short, rigid synthetic fibers and offer an excellent response to thick paints and mediums. These elegantly designed brushes are a joy to use for Professionals and beginners alike

Raphael Watercolor Kaerell 8394- 8796

The Kaerell ‘s synthetic filaments taper to a sharp point like natural hair, outperforming standard synthetic hair brushes. The brush stroke is soft and smooth, and lines and edges are very precise. Kaerell is ideal for watercolor, fluid acrylics and most other water-based colors.

Kolibri Oil & Acrylic – ‘Mongoose Imit.’

Artist Oil Brights, Rounds and Filberts, made of synthetic hair with similar characteristics like Mongoose hair. The brushes have medium hair lengths.

Wooden Palettes

wooden paletteWooden palettes are available in two shapes, oval and rectangular and in a variety of sizes. Suitable for both left and right handed users.

Daler-Rowney Tear-off Palette

d-r_tear_off_palette_pad_lgWhen you’re done just tear off your old palette to reveal a clean new one. Clear acrylic-coated paper, 40 sheets (90gsm).

Available in A4 and A3.

 

Plastic Palettes

2387x300Plastic palettes are available in multitude of shapes and sizes. Suitable for both left and right handed users.

Palette Knives

knivesPalette Knives are blunt with a slightly flexible steel blade and no sharpened cutting edge. They are used in place of a brush for applying paint colors, paste, pigments, and so forth directly onto the canvas or painting surface. Between the handle and the blade there is usually a large crank, to keep the artist’s hand off the paint surface. Painting knives come in a multitude of styles, shapes, and sizes.

Metal Brush Washer (Large)

The metallarge brush washer brush washer features a spring coil that protects brush bristles by suspending your brushes in water or paint thinner.

Zig Brush H20 Water-fillable Pen

zig h2o brushThe ZIG Water Colour System BrusH20 range is perfect for any artist who wishes to paint anywhere at any time. All you need to do is fill the barrel with water and away you go! The ZIG Water Colour System BrusH20 works perfectly with our ZIG Art & Graphic Twin pen range as they are water-based, so for any artist on location this is the cleanest and easiest way to paint. ZIG Water Colour System BrusH20 pens have a retractable valve in them so you have complete control of how much water you release by gently squeezing the barrel.

Available in Detailer, Medium, Large and Broad.

Raphael Kaerel S Acryl 879 Flat

879Shape: Flat
Fibers: Synthetic Kaërell “S” Orange
Usage: Backgrounds, diluted colours.

The Kaerell’s synthetic filaments taper to a sharp point, replicating sable and outperforming standard synthetic hair found in most synthetic brushes. Furthermore, these synthetic filaments are less expensive than natural hairs, more durable and easier to clean. This brush is extremely versatile for many techniques and media; the brush strokes are soft and smooth, and lines and edges are very precise, making it an ideal brush for oils, acrylics and watercolors.

Raphael Kaerel S Acryl 8792 Filbert

8792Shape: Filbert
Fibers: Synthetic Kaërell “S” Orange
Usage: Rounded shapes, soft edges, glazes.

The Kaerell’s synthetic filaments taper to a sharp point, replicating sable and outperforming standard synthetic hair found in most synthetic brushes. Furthermore, these synthetic filaments are less expensive than natural hairs, more durable and easier to clean. This brush is extremely versatile for many techniques and media; the brush strokes are soft and smooth, and lines and edges are very precise, making it an ideal brush for oils, acrylics and watercolors.

Kolibri Oil & Acrylic – ‘Mongoose Imit.’

Artist brushes for oil and acyrlic paints. These brushes are made of special synthetic hair blend with similar characteristics like Mongoose hair. Soft tips, a powerful and highly flexible extra long brush body with high color-capacity. Ideal for filmy structures and strong contrasts in oil and acrylic painting.

Raphael Paris Classic 3577 Almond

3577Shape: Almond
Fibers: Extra white bristles
Usage: Dabbing in short, rounded soft touches.

 

An authentic piece of 19th century art history, the Paris Classic provides today’s artist with the very qualities that made it a favorite of the Impressionists. This brush features superior, extra-white hog bristles double boiled to soften and straighten the hair. The supple, thick tuft splays uniformly and effortlessly for expressive and generous applications of color. It has flagged tips for maximum color capacity, a traditional varnished copper ferrule and a unique short handle.

Raphael d’Artigny 358 Round

358Shape: Round

Usage: Details, retouching, finishing.

This brush features interlocked, extra-white hog bristles (chosen for their superior quality) whose natural curve hold the shape of the brush. It is exceptionally strong and durable, offering the artist maximum brush stroke control. The ferrules are double crimped for stability. This brush’s high quality construction and performance and its affordable price make it an excellent value.

Raphael d’Artigny 359 Flat

359Shape: Flat
Fibers: Interlocked
Usage: Backgrounds, diluted colours.

This brush features interlocked, extra-white hog bristles (chosen for their superior quality) whose natural curve hold the shape of the brush. It is exceptionally strong and durable, offering the artist maximum brush stroke control. The ferrules are double crimped for stability. This brush’s high quality construction and performance and its affordable price make it an excellent value.

Aluminium Brush Washer (Small)

brush washerThe aluminum brush washer features a spring coil that protects brush bristles by suspending your brushes in water or paint thinner.

Mortar and Pestle

mortar and pestleWhite pharmaceutical porcelain mortar and pestle for grinding pigments and other materials for use in mediums and resins. The hard inner surface is unglazed allowing you to easily abrade nearly any material to the degree of fineness that you need for fine pigments.

DAS 1180 Synthetic/Hog Mix Brushes

Available in Round, Bright, Flat, Filbert and Fan. Suitable for Oil and Acrylic painting.

Royal Sea Sponges

spongesWe stock a variety of Royal brand sponges; synthetic, wool and silk. Available in singly and in packs.

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