I often get asked “How do you carry your paint brushes?” Even though it is mentioned in the listing of my kit here, I thought it was worthy of a separate article.
Well, I only really use one brush these days which is the Rosemary & Co Series 772 1/2 inch Sable blend Dagger (more about that brush here). As this particular size is not available in a travel brush (yet – a smaller version does come in a travel size) I simply carry it in a toothbrush container.
I have sharpened the end of the brush to shorten the handle (note. this is also handy as a drawing tool) and then the brush is secured in place by a bit of blu-tac. It is such a simple solution (thanks to Chris Haldane for the idea) and it works perfectly for me. I can fit another brush in there but I only need the one dagger.
I also have one or two travel brushes (as backup) which I carry in my pen case. I am currently using a Mead Five Star pen pouch which has been great.
BTW the fact that I have gotten around to writing this today was prompted by seeing a large size toothbrush holder in Woolies. I think it’s time for a cleaner look – don’t you think?
To make this post really useful to everyone I am really interested too) I would love to hear how you carry your brush/es.