I find it very difficult to function as an artist at a very
high level without dependable tools. I
use the very best on the market that money can buy. An artist has to have the very best to
compete in the art market today.
One problem that plagued me over the last twenty or so years
was finding a brush that would perform for any length of time before completely
failing. I found that brushes were not
made the way they were when I first started as an artist.
I then found Trekell brushes and I discovered the quality
that was consistent and durable. My Trekell brushes stand up to the work load
that I put them through and I have found that Trekell stands behind their
I paint mainly in oils on cotton duck canvas, which I
stretch myself. I first prime the canvas
with several coats of acrylic primer with a large bristle brush to give the
When I have an idea for a painting, I work it up beforehand
on tracing paper and then I transfer it to the canvas. I work from the top to the bottom and from
back to front. Once all the colors and
values are laid in, I go back over the painting until all areas are finished.
I begin with filbert bristle brushes then go to the sable
filberts. In some areas I use the taklon
All of my brushes I use are Trekell taklon, sable and
bristle. When I am finished working for
the day, I clean my brushes with Trekell Linseed Oil Soap, which keeps them like new.