Home / Inside the Studios / Exploring a paintbrush Exploring a paintbrush November 11, 2017 The paintbrush becomes a study of form and function as we create our own with natural materials found in the woods. "This is so soft. The feathers are smoother than the pine needles." -Maren "It's hair needs to be shorter. Maybe cut it? Now that's better. I snipped it. It's perfect." -Vivian "A burr is like these plants because it's sticky." -Jane "I first wired my bristles together." -Graeme “This will be a perfect paintbrush handle because it’s so straight. It has no bark on it. Cuz it’s small and smooth and not like my other one.” -Birdie "I just need to decorate it." -Sevi “It’s so it has a better grip.” -Beatrice, wrapping her handle with string.