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Handmade Sumi-e Paint Brush Art Supplies Elizabeth Schowachert Art

Handmade Sumi-e Paint Brush


This brush was made with black bamboo and my high-quality mixed color horsehair. The bamboo handle has a leather hanging strap and a carved image on the handle. The bristle has great flex, is soft and is very thick. This brush is a beast, it will make a wide variety of marks, including very large, expressive marks.

Each brush I make is different and unique. I try to bring out the voices of the materials I use, connecting them with each other in a way that makes them feel complete.

My brushes are made to create a vast array of marks. When I make a brush I think about all aspects of the tool: how it looks, how it feels in the hand and how it paints - to ensure that the end product is a true "fine art tool".

The 14" handle is big enough for this brush and is really comfortable to hold

3.5" mixed color horsehair bristles.

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