Why Choose Chinoiserie Paintbrushes?
The Perfect Brushes
Having the perfect paintbrush is essential when it comes to painting in the Chinoiserie style but, finding brushes that are good quality, ethically sourced, sustainable, AND reasonably priced can be fairly difficult.
I've tried many different brushes over the years and spent a long time researching. Finally, I have found some beautiful brushes that are perfect for Chinoiserie painting. I'm so happy to be able to share them with you now!
Why My Chinoiserie Brushes?
Chinoiserie painting is traditionally done using Chinese paintbrushes. These brushes are also commonly used for calligraphy, so ensuring you can retain enough paint and water, and create smooth, clean lines is so important.
Each brush stroke is intentional and cannot be corrected or changed (at least not very easily!), this is why it was so important to me to find brushes made from the highest quality materials - to make your painting experience smooth and seamless.
Sustainability And Ethics
Making sure these brushes are sustainable and ethically sourced was also very important to me!
I wanted the brushes to be made from animal hair however, I wanted to ensure that the hairs used were a byproduct and that the animals were not being farmed for their fur. It took a little while to figure out, but I’m very content with the hairs that are being used for these brushes!
I also wanted them to be as natural and environmentally friendly as possible. Made by a family-run brush maker in Japan, the handle of the paintbrushes are made from bamboo and they are developed with the highest standards in mind!
Learn To Paint In The Chinoiserie Style
I use these brushes in all of my chinoiserie paintings and artworks, along with watercolour or gouache paints and silk paper.
Typically chinoiserie paintings feature tropical birds, intertwining trees, and beautiful landscapes with repeating blossoms or flowers to fill the empty spaces.
There is a traditional Chinese painting technique I use when painting these repeating blossoms, and I can now paint each one in under 60 seconds - and you can too!
I have created a video tutorial for you to learn this exact technique using my brushes and silk paper, so you can paint your own blossom flowers in just a couple of brush strokes!
I can’t wait for you to try out this technique with these brushes, I hope you love them as much as I do!
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These brushes are just what I’ve had my heart set on for some time. Thank you Diane for doing all the hard work for us and providing this wonderful product. I can’t wait to start practicing!
Very Beautiful, She is really inspirational.