Large Sumi-e Paint Brush, Ink/Water Bowl and Driftwood Brush Holder
This unique and beautiful brush was created in part by repurposing an antique talcum brush and cup. The set is from 1924 and would have been used in a barbershop to dust off a Gent after his hair cut and shave. When I came across this set, I immediately knew I wanted to transform it into a Sumi-e brush and ink/water bowl. I am super happy with how this set of tools turned out and I am glad to know that it now has a new lease on life.
The horsehair I used for the bristlehead is super soft, has great flex, is absorbent, and will make a wide variety of marks. The brush bristle will hold a lot of media and can make very bold and dynamic marks.
The brush also comes with a beautiful natural, driftwood brush rest. The brush rest was made from driftwood from Flathead lake, its natural shape holds the brushes head perfectly.
The brush has:
- A leather hanging strap
- Bamboo ferrule
- The black horsehair is 4" in length
- The handle is 6" in length
- 13" in length
- 1.5" to 2" height
- 3.5" X 4"
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".