Thursday, February 20, 2014

A New Brush

I found this wonderful brush last week; I hate the handles on brushes and this fits right into my hand, it was exciting to try it out on some sheets of Japanese paper that I had been saving. Well actually I've forgotten which project I had in mind when I bought the paper, but it was perfect for this. Now I'm thinking of cutting all my brushes down, and buying some more of this glorious paper. Laying down the ink the paper was so alive as it buckled and warped beneath each stroke.

4in brush

dusk falls, 40 in x 72 in, 2014

fairly straight down, 72 in x 40 in, 2014

8 comments:

  1. This are fabulous Liz--Yes, cut off the brush handles!

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    1. Thanks so much Tamar! I was amazed how right this stubby felt.

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  2. Breathless...just simply breathless...

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    1. Thanks Jennifer, I had to keep reminding myself "Breathe"!

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  3. Lovely! I've been cutting down my long-handled brushes lately, to make them regular or short-handled. Why do they make them with such long handles anymore? I think they must assume everyone stands up at an easel and stands two feet away from their work! Such a waste of wood, IMHO.

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    1. I'm so glad you fee this way too Connie, I feel like a fencer using long brush, fun but not quite what I'm after.

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  4. like hair un or ruly smoothed to a finish rare and breathing undeniable road maps of desire...carry on Liz !

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