Tonya – The Zecchi brushes are just beautiful. They load a lot of paint though I have found that the largest (*size 8) tends to release a bit too much of a bead immediately upon touching dry paper. In general I’m finding them a bit softer than my other sables and there seems to be a much greater variance from one size to the next than I’m used to seeing in other lines. [I don’t know how well you can see this in the photo??]
Overall, they are pretty nice to paint with – especially the two smaller ones. The #4 will definitely become one of my favorites.
Craftsmanship is outstanding. The brushes are very well made – as is the beautiful wood case. I especially like that the case incorporates a stand. I often paint spontaneously on site and have a habit of just using a single brush – even when another would work better – because there’s no where to easily rest a second brush. I think I will find the incorporated stand very helpful.
Tonya, I hate to do this to you knowing what a battle the #brushfetish thing can be, but you being a sable person and loving high quality supplies, I should think you are going to have to get one of these sets 😉