Tools Of My Trade

30 Apr

box 5

I’m not a fan of shopping except when I need to buy tools and materials, then I’m a danger to my bank card. A while back a friend gave me a set of vintage Isabey paintbrushes that had belonged to his late father. They’re fabulous to use and I wanted a larger range. Unfortunately, they’re made from squirrel and sable and although I don’t mind using old ones, I’m trying to find alternatives to animal products when I buy new.

I put out a call to fellow artists for recommendations and Myles Mansfield suggested Escoda supplied by Ken Bromley. So that’s what I bought.

They came today, beautifully packaged in a travel pouch in a box in another box. Each brush is in a cool metal tube. Gorgeous. Now I need to give them a tryout.



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2 Responses to “Tools Of My Trade”

  1. Leonie Andrews May 1, 2020 at 09:18 #

    I love my Escoda travel brushes. They are a staple of the Urban Sketchers movement. My latest was a special gift the other half bought me when he was in Spain last year.

    • Rosie Scribblah May 2, 2020 at 13:50 #

      I haven’t tried them yet. I’m working with acrylics at the moment so I’ll give them a go with my walnut ink next 😀

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