The element of fire is warm and dry and related to the gallbladder and yellow bile. It represents the summery heat and flaming passions of youth. This cat’s tongue pointed sable brush is an edgewalker that sharply breaks the silence of a hazy background and comes into its own when accents and spirited energy are needed, when things and beings come into focus. This brush licks the paint into shape and unleashes the sparkling drama of dots, points, lines, strokes and angles. Use it when you need rigour with vigour.
These brushes are designed with oils in mind yet we don’t make the distinction between mediums; they work equally well with water and ink. As long as you keep your brushes each separate according to medium they will last you a good long while. We don’t make the tiniest brushes for oils since we believe that you don’t need so many brushes, only the best: you can repurpose your elemental watercolour or miniature ones for oils once their point has faded. The Rocks, Clouds and Water brushes, once they have faithfully served you with their sharp points for fine miniature lines, can have a second life as a companion in oils with their now-gently softened tips to create the soothing, mellow transitions used in classical oil painting. Although this semi-permeable membrane doesn’t work the other way round - you cannot easily use your oil brushes for water-based mediums once they’ve crossed the border and been dipped in oils - we present this series as a partner set to the original elemental series when they have been thoroughly used and loved.
Never chuck a brush!
Shown here with sea buckthorn staining orange oil on marble.
This video was made possible with the assistance of Mr Caspian Prazmari.
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