The Eclipse brush range is made from Russian Black Sable hair which offers the perfect balance between stiff and soft hair brushes. With slightly more body and snap than red sable, but softer than hog bristle, Eclipse black sable (also known as "fitch"), is ideal for subtle blending and fine glazing as it shows very little brush strokes. It is also highly resilient and responsive, making it perfect for lightly thinned or "let down" oil colour.
This brush offers a number of additional unique features. Firstly it has a double-bodied handle which provides exceptional balance and comfort. It is sculpted to offer a balanced grip at the tail as well as below the ferrule making it perfect for both easel painting and "close in" work.
In addition, the range of brush heads is expansive and includes some unique head shapes which have double thick hair. These include the Double Thick Filbert, Double Thick Flat/Bright and Double Thick Fan which provide extra durability and colour carrying capacity. These shapes also offer a broad range of finely controlled working properties.
Eclipse Black Sable brushes are truly unique and are an ideal complement to the painting styles and needs of oil colour painters.