Brush Sets

he Portrait Institute is proud to make available the superlative artists' brushes of Silver Brush, Ltd. I use these wonderful brushes in my professional work, and I'm convinced that they are absolutely the finest artists' brushes made today. From the hundreds of brush styles and sizes available, I've selected three convenient collections, one of which will be right for your needs. óJohn Howard Sanden



Beginner Brushes


The Portrait Institute
Beginner Brush Selection


A good choice of brushes for the initial foray into portrait painting: 8 assorted bristle filberts and one sable round. 9 brushes.

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Student BrushesThe Portrait Institute
Student Brush Collection


A generous assortment of high-quality brushes for the ambitious student or avocational painter. The set contains: 10 assorted bristle filberts, 3 fan blenders, 3 bristle brights, one sable round, and 3 sable "cat's tongues." 20 brushes.

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The John Howard Sanden Professional Artists' Brush Collection

A complete studio assortment for the professional portrait artist. The set contains: 24 bristle filberts, 6 fan blenders, 6 bristle brights, 6 sable rounds, 5 sable "cat's tongues." 47 brushes.

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Professional Brushes


Sable Brush Sets


he last few years I have found myself working increasingly with sables. The sable brush allows a more fluid stroke than does a bristle. And of course I use the sables for small detail, and for blending. These superb red sables by Silver Brush are delightful to use - I recommend them wholeheartedly.
óJohn Howard Sanden

Start Sable Brushe Set



The Portrait Institute
Starter Sable Selection


This selection of eight finest quality sable brushes will get you started in painting with sables, or will make a fine addition to your present brush collection. 1 round, 4 brights and 3 cat's tongues.

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Atelier Sable Brush Set
    The Portrait Institute
    Atelier Sable Selection


    This selection of 19 sable brushes includes 2 rounds, 12 brights, 5 cat's tongues.

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The John Howard Sanden Master Sable Collection

A complete sable assortment for the professional portrait studio. The set contains: 32 finest quality sable brushes plus a useful canvas brush tote. 4 rounds, 16 brights, 12 cat's tongues, assorted sizes.

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John Howard Sanden Master Sable Collection