Ken Rakusin keeping business local
CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif. — In 1990, Ken Rakusin took the position of president at Gordon Brush Manufacturing Company, but he was not sure what he was getting himself into.
The company was based out of a dark and rundown 15,000 square foot facility.
The most common brush shape is the Filbert. Filberts are combination of both round and flat with Taklon fill material. They have the rectangular shape of a narrow flat brush, has a rounded chisel edge; the corners of the brush have been trimmed to create a crescent shape at the tip. Their oval like shaped end, have medium to long hairs. Because of their unique shape, filberts can create a wide variety of marks. I use filberts for many painting tasks including blending edges.
The brush performs well from base coating, to floating or for creating shapes like leaves and petals. It also works great for stroke work. When it comes to base coating a round shape, nothing beats the Filbert Brush. The rounded edges of the brush prevent ridges from forming. It also performs great for straight edges. When used on its side, a filbert gives a thin line; used flat it produces a broad brushstroke; and by varying the pressure as you apply the brush to canvas, or flicking it across, you can get a tapering mark.
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