Plein Air Top Acryl synthetic brushes with short handles by daVinci are great for outdoor fine art painting. The brushes are Extra Strong and Stiff, especially made for acrylics, oils and water-mixable oils. These brushes are constructed with 5 different diameters of extra strong Synthetic Bristle, an exclusive design developed by daVinci. Thicker fibers are placed on the outside and work with thinner fibers in the middle to trap and hold color for higher absorption and an even distribution of paint. Each head is shaped by heat after gumming for the 'interlock' effect, all shapes keep their form after long and vigorous use. Huge sizes are great for large canvases, backgrounds and area work. These brushes are extra stiff with a precise snap, excellent for heavy body acrylics, oils, water-mixable oils and a favorite of Impasto painters (who use thick applications of paint).Whether massing color in the larger sizes or precision painting in the smaller sizes, Top Acryl brushes offer the artist versatility and ruggedness. Set in seamless nickel-plated brass ferrules that are rust-resistant and long lasting.