It’s 3:00 in the morning and you can’t sleep from the hurricane. What do you do?
Well, in my case the answer was clear; whip out the Siberian weasel. Not just any weasel and not just any part of the weasel. Specifically, the tail hairs of the Kolinsky, a Siberian weasel that is used to make the finest watercolor brushes on earth.
I recently ordered a #4 kolinsky brush from the Raphael company to be used for inking, and I had been looking forward to giving it a try. What better time to sit down with a little piece of Siberia, Super Black Speedball ink ,and Vellum Bristol paper, than 3 in the morning with the wind howling around me and the wicked witch of the west about to appear outside my studio window.
Here are some of the guys who showed up: