I begin a
painting with large sizes of Trekell Hog Bristle Filberts and Flats, which
are great for applying a thicker layer of paint like I do in the
underpainting. I am striving to achieve the correct value, drawing, and
composition here. As I refine the painting I switch to smaller sized brushes
and begin pulling out my favorites Ė Trekellís Golden Taklon brushes. Not
only are they inexpensive, but they are great for both painting and glazing
Sable Filberts and the Golden Taklon brushes are employed for the thin, glaze
layers, which I proceed to once the underpainting is dry. The color glazes
are floated on and gently blended with these brushes. This method of paint
application gives the paintings a museum-quality finish with depth and richness
of color and luminosity.
me achieve my goals -- to capture the likeness and spirit of a person in a
portrait and the everyday beauty of the outdoors in a landscape painting. I
recommend them to all my artist friends.