Where have all the Sable Brushes gone….?

As many of my students know I stopped using sable brushes long ago.  I began to question how the sable hair was acquired and never received a satisfactory answer.   I became uncomfortable with the product.  I found the new synthetic watercolor brushes to handle beautifully so I happily stopped purchasing any animal hair brushes of any sort.

Below is a great link about he fur trade and Kolinsky Sable brushes….why they are getting hard to find and why we should consider alternative brushes that give a wonderful effect without effecting wildlife. :O)

Where Have All the Kolinsky Sable Brushes Gone?.

New Session Begins in November

The next six week session begins in the first week of November.  For details see the “Classes” section at the top of the web page.  The Saturday session will be 5 weeks and priced accordingly.

For those of you who haven’t seen Ben and Devy for a while…here they are having a nap in a rare moment of quiet :O)

sleepy heads
sleepy heads