The Escoda family began making brushes over 75 years ago. Their commitment be-gins with the belief that the brush as a tool is as important to an artist as the pen is to a writer or the chisel to a sculptor. They make brushes without compromise to materials or the time required so that each brush will respond the way an artist imagines it should.
Escoda has combined high tech advances in artist brush filament design with their traditional brush making skills. Filaments are now produced in varying diameters, lengths, and with different tapers. Escoda has developed methods which expertly blend different filaments to produce graduated levels of responsiveness and stiffness. The 8 different Escoda synthetics are easily matched to the require-ments of every artist.
Opera has similar characteristics to Prado, but is made for long handle brushes. Opera is slightly stiffer, making it very good for use with oils.