Onyx Brushes - Synthetic Squirrel Hair

Onyx Brushes - Synthetic Squirrel Hair

Onyx Brushes - Synthetic Squirrel Hair

Like Trekell’s other synthetic brushes, an Onyx truly mimics the feel of a natural hair brush. An Onyx brush will soak up what you need and paint exactly what you want. 

Artwork by: Tracy Lewis

Trekell’s Onyx brushes are designed with control in mind. They unite precision with unhampered flow, all without the fear of flare outs. These brushes come on 6" short, black and silver-lacquered handles and nickel-plated brass ferrules. Not the qualities you expect from synthetic bristles, right? The only difference is price!

So, watercolorists, why wait?

QUILL MOP - 8000 SERIES
The quill mop is perfect for watercolors and laying large washes. The synthetic squirrel hair can hold a ton of pigment and water. Thanks to that trait and its unique shape, such as its precision point, a quill mop provides creative artists with a number of options. 

ROUND - 8010 SERIES
The hallmark of a round brush is its shape, which is why it needs to keep that shape at all costs. Made from synthetic squirrel, this brush is a natural when it comes to watercolors, deftly handling the medium with precision and drive. 

BRIGHT - 8011 SERIES
The shorter, more evenly-shaped hairs of bright brushes can easily control heavy and thick applications of paint. A bright brush's shape, a flat-end with a rounder-midsection, allows it to create strong or sharp lines depending on the technique. Commonly used in landscape painting or when painting atop paint. 

OVAL WASH - 8020 SERIES
The oval shape of this wash brush can produce soft-edged lines. Like its Trekell mop and wash cousins, an oval wash can also hold on to its share of liquid.

FILBERT - 8021 SERIES
The filbert's medium to long hairs form a soft oval that's tapered at the end, a perfect shape for figurative blending and working within tight areas. The filbert is also a master of flow, making smooth lines look rounded.

DAGGER - 8045 SERIES
A dagger brush's unique shape — a rising edge that terminates into a knife-like point — gives it the ability to lay down small, sharp lines. Painting hair is one of many use cases. It's also adept at creating teardrop-styled shapes such as petals effortlessly. 

SCRIPT - 8055 SERIES
The script brush's long hairs are formed into a narrow point. Tasks requiring delicate details, such as highlighting, outlining, and lettering, are in this brush's wheelhouse. Its paint-carrying capacity also allows for long, unbroken strokes.

Last, but certainly not least… Brush cleaning and care should be a top priority for every artist. If you take care of your brushes, they’ll take care of you. Properly cleaning and storing your brushes after each use will allow them to perform consistently and last longer.

Main Image Artwork by: David Santiago

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