Coarse Blunt Horsehair Brushes - Forest Series Handles
These brushes are part of my forest brush series. In this series, all of the handles of the brushes have images burned in. My intent with each handle is to create the feeling of a pine forest, with tall larch and tamarack trees covered in mist.
About The Brush
These brushes have a short bristle length (from 1" and 1.75" in length) which is very coarse. The key to this type of brush is having a short, coarse bristle, that is shaped flat on top. I designed the bristle head shape with the idea of maximizing the area of contact with the surface of the painting and creating stiff bristles that can hold up to more vigorous mark-making. The coarseness of the bristle makes this brush an excellent choice for creating texture and subtle lines - It was designed to work with Cold Wax, but can be used with a variety of other media.
- The 1" brushes have a more narrow and longer handle 6.5" to 7"
Each brush listed here retails for $119
- 100% horsehair
- Leather hanging strap
- 4" or 6" Forest series handle design (the white bristle brush has a 4.5" handle)
- 1" have 6.5" - 7" handles
- Bristle heads from 1" - 1.75"
Clean-Up Information for Oil Based Media:
- Use a common art solvent (such as odorless paint thinner) to remove paint/cold wax, then wash thoroughly with a mild soap such as Dove or Murphy's Oil Soap to remove all residual solvent and media.
- Use your fingers/palm to rub the bristles to remove the residual media from the brush head.
- Never leave your brush or tool sitting in-solvent
- Clean after every use.
- Make sure to thoroughly clean and rinse off the solvent. Leaving solvent on without removing it with water and soap will damage the brush.
- Use a clean towel to remove any residual moisture, shape head, and hang by the strap to dry