Spectrum Brushes

Spectrum Brushes

Spectrum Brushes

Trekell’s Spectrum line is made from innovative synthetic fibers that have the sharpness of a deluxe animal hair brush, but the durability of a brush that you can depend on. The Spectrum brushes are made on perfectly balanced, 10" long, black and silver handles. When other brushes might lose their shape, a Spectrum brush will still have that next-level snap.

Artwork by: Julie Beck

It's no wonder they are among Trekell Pro Team Artists Todd M. Casey, Eric Johnson, Derek Harrison, Julie Beck and Natalia Fabia’s favorite brushes. Not only do they hold paint well, but they also give a clean line, incredible detail and sharp edges.

Don’t believe us? Check out these amazing reviews from two (of our many) happy customers!

“I just tried the Spectrum line of Trekell brushes - recommended by Julie Beck at the Academy of Realist Art Boston and my first Trekell purchase - and am truly overjoyed when I paint with them! I've been oil painting for about 24 years and really thought I had brushes figured out. I'm a stickler for accuracy and controlling my paint film, and my experience with synthetic brushes in my 'beginning years' is that they left a lot of ridges I had to spend time smoothing out and they splayed a lot. NOT THESE! The greatest things about Spectrum synthetics are: 1) they lay down the perfect amount of paint for me (effortless!) 2) they offer super tight, crisp edges with no ridges or lines (miraculous!!) and 3) they are so much easier to clean than sable or natural hog hair (especially if you like alkyd medium like I do). Hope this helps you choose your brushes and have happy painting days.” - Cassandra B.

Artwork by: Julie Beck

“These brushes were recommended by Julie Beck from ARA Boston. I swear I was painting for a few months now and nothing really worked, I pushed paint around, it was all a mess. It all changed the minute I used these brushes. I LOVE how they do have a ‘spring’ and you can put down paint exactly where you want to, but they are soft so you don’t push the layer beneath around. None of the brushes I had before could do this. Obviously I am a beginner, but still, even now having taken Julie’s classes and learnt a lot how to properly do all of this, I tried my old brushes and the same mess happened. I will use these Trekell brushes again and again!!!” - Elke W.

When people think of a fine art brush, they picture a round. The iconic, rounded shape is versatile, allowing artists to lay down washes, fills, and lines of all sizes. Rounds on the larger side can efficiently transform wide surface areas with fewer strokes. Those with finer points excel at delicate lines and intricate details.

The shorter, evenly-shaped hairs of bright brushes are ideal for easily controlling heavy and thick applications of paint with succinct strokes. A bright brush's shape, a flat-end with a rounder-midsection, allows it to create either strong or sharp lines depending on the technique. Commonly used in landscape painting or when painting atop paint. If you're planning on laying paint atop of paint in terse bursts, these brushes are a must.

The long flat, like the name suggests, is a longer flat brush with a slightly convex tip resembling a chisel. Known for holding its shape, a long flat is ideal if precision and control is the goal when working with heavier paints. This brush is on a long handle.

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 flat lines look rounded.

Like its shorter counterpart, this variation on the filbert is quite handy. When you require a filbert's point, but need a brush with greater flexibility, the long filbert fills in admirably. This brush is on a long handle.

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 because its paint-carrying capacity also allows for long, unbroken strokes. Supposedly named for its original use: painting ships' rigging. This brush is on a long handle.

The liner brush is similar to the script brush, just with a smaller, narrower shape. If a project calls for deft control, such as lettering or tight outlines, a liner brush is the right choice. 

Last, but certainly not least… Although our Spectrum Brushes are notorious for cleaning up well and really holding their shape, brush cleaning and care should always 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: Julie Beck



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