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Home†>†Featured Artist†>†Past Featured Artists†>†April 09 - Greg Simkins

Each month we will feature a new artist that uses the Trekell line of brushes!

April - Greg "Craola" Simkins (www.imscared.com)

Featured Artist of the April: Greg Simkins I began doing art at a very young age like most artists. Crayons, pencils, spray paint, computers, and finally brushes and canvas was the journey I took with the various mediums. My first venture in painting was with spray paint and I feel like it helped shape my concepts and color theory as well as composition. When transitioning to acrylics and attempting to learn how to use a brush as opposed to aerosol, I was immediately hooked.

My process has remained pretty much the same over the years when approaching a canvas or panel to paint. I generally have a rough yet complete drawing that needs to be transferred to the primed surface. These drawings are usually compossited together from various thumbnail and quick sketches that I have been doing in my notebooks throughout the years. I later refine the ones I like. I generally blow up my drawing, print it out and tile it to the surface than with the aid of transfer paper, begin the transfer. I occasionally will just draw the image straight on with pencil or brush, depending on the content of the painting. Once the image is fixed to the surface, I add additional content and refine the drawing, and then begin with laying in background first, and move my way forward to create any dimension.

Featured Artist of the April: Greg Simkins I have tried many different brands of paint and so many different brands of brushes that I have lost count. It is frustrating finding the right brush, but I feel that I have finally hit gold. I do a lot of fine detail work and my Trekell golden taklon #5/0 scripts are perfect. The various sized rounds and filberts make up the rest of my arsenal, but these liners I canít live without. They hold just the right amount of paint to pull a ling line and maintain their spring o get in on the tightest detail areas.

The brushes I use are as important as the paints, and if they are not working harmoniously, I am a frustrated mess, so I am very pleased to have found a tool which I am comfortable and confident with in my Trekell brushes.


Featured Artist of the April: Greg Simkins
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Featured Artist of the April: Greg Simkins
It Wanders

Featured Artist of the April: Greg Simkins
It Escapes Me

Featured Artist of the April: Greg Simkins
Knight Watch

Featured Artist of the April: Greg Simkins
Never Alone

Featured Artist of the April: Greg Simkins
The Fairwell Detail

Featured Artist of the April: Greg Simkins
Judge n Jury
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Golden Taklon Filbert 2520 Series
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Golden Taklon Bright 2510 Series
Golden Taklon Liner 2080 Series
Acrylic Paint - Medium Body - 2oz
Acrylic Paint - Medium Body - 4oz