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Home†>†Featured Artist†>†Past Featured Artists†>†October 11 - Frank Krifka
Each month we will feature an artist who uses the Trekell line of brushes!

Frank Krifka

I am a realist painter who is materials crazy. I obsess greatly over my choice of oils, canvas, panels, and paints. Very often I will go with several different manufactures in order to get exactly what I am looking for in a painting; one paint company for orange, another for blues and yet another for whites. However, in my search for the best materials I have yet to see a single company that can deliver quality across the board.

Except for Trekell.

I have been using their long filberts and flat hog bristle for nearly 5 years now and I can honestly say that they are the best brushes Iíve touched. Iíve experimented with countless companies and nearly every other brush came up short in one department or another. I was turned onto Trekellís brushes through the Rational Painting Forum and several other painting forums while obsessively researching materials. When it comes to selecting the best materials, price is not something I worry about. I will gladly shell out for a quality brush. Thankfully enough, with Trekell I donít have to.

Brush handling is one of the most important aspects of painting and my appreciation for quality brushwork grows with every painting I do. I generally paint very small but I always start with clean hog bristle and gradually work my way down to a Kolinsky round for detail work. In a pinch I can even draw with the #2 filberts. The range of strokes I can produce with these brushes encompasses nearly everything I would need to do. In short, Trekell gives me everything I need; from the drawing to the signature.

If you are looking for a better brush, you can try everything under the sun, but I guarantee you will not find a better brush and certainly not at a better price than one from Trekell.

Bread and Water
oil on Board 8" x 10"

Breakfast with Jam oil on canvas 9" x 12"

Degas "Dancers in Blue" oil on linen 10" x 10"

Purple Heart 9" x 12" oil on panel

Lemons and Sunburst Squash oil on canvas 12" x 18"

Eggs, Sugar, Cream oil on board 4" x 6"

Red Hot Chile Peppers oil on canvas 11" 14"

What's a Bobbin? oil on linen 8" x 10"

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