NIGHT 182 – THE STORY OF KING SHAHRIMAN AND HIS SON QAMAR AL ZAMAN

Avatar colours (what I refer to as ‘Avatar colours’ as they remind me of the film) which are similar to Persian and Mughal miniature colours… those beautiful blues and greens – in natural orchid flower form! Comes close to the elusive definition of Chinese 青色 qīng se… maybe!

#avatar #persianminiature #Mughalminiature #qing #qīng #qīngsè #青 #青色 #kew #kewgardens #colour #life #happiness #orchids #indonesia #springiscoming #tropics

NIGHT 180 – THE STORY OF KING SHAHRIMAN AND HIS SON QAMAR AL ZAMAN

Set of 4 brushes 4 elements

This fleeting world is like

A star at dawn, a bubble in a stream,

A flash of lightning in a summer cloud,

A flickering lamp, a phantom, and a dream

 

– Prayer from the end of The Diamond Sutra, the world’s oldest printed book

For @jacquelinereadwin

Star at dawn: Rocks ☄️

Bubble in a stream: Water 💧

Flash of lightning in a summer cloud: Clouds (Air) ☁️

Flickering lamp: Fire 🔥

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NIGHT 179 – THE STORY OF KING SHAHRIMAN AND HIS SON QAMAR AL ZAMAN

Clouds brush flags

Decided to attach them directly to the cap of the actual brush itself for easy reference based on customer feedback. Please still write directly on the raw wood of the brush itself though as caps can get lost! Good practice anyway. Also, please keep every single brush cap, they are to protect the tiny brush tips especially; maybe the addition of the flag will help find the caps as they are easy to misplace (I know!)

For @jacquelinereadwin

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#flags #miniaturepainting #persianminiature #watercolour #traditional #contemporary #mughalminiature #vaishaliprazmaribrushes #theperfectbrush #vaishaliprazmari #manuscript #handmade #Kolinskysable #Cloudsbrush #illumination #watercolour

NIGHT 178 – THE STORY OF KING SHAHRIMAN AND HIS SON QAMAR AL ZAMAN

Set of 4 brushes 4 elements

Including 2 types of Fire brush ferrule options, traditional ancient quill ferrule and modern metal ferrule, which is slightly easier to use and practise with before moving onto the quill one.

After 3 years of doing these brushes I have come to this conclusion:

My Fire brush gives calligraphic strokes and tends to be used by calligraphers, iconographers and icon painters including the Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church – and anyone who likes strange and beautiful lines! Or filmmakers (as props!) This is the most eclectic bunch and I love hearing about how people use them

My Water Brush tends to be used by watercolourists (along with the Clouds: Fine Details brush) – it’s actually the most versatile one

And of course my Rocks and Clouds brushes tend to be used by miniaturists and miniature painters (along with my Water brush for colour filling and backgrounds) – the Rocks was my first and favourite brush

For @jacquelinereadwin

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#ancientandmodern #miniaturepainting #persianminiature #watercolour #traditional #contemporary #mughalminiature #vaishaliprazmaribrushes #theperfectbrush #vaishaliprazmari #taj #manuscript #handmade #Kolinskysable #Cloudsbrush #illumination #watercolour #calligraphy #firebrush #waterbrush #rocksbrush #starfish

NIGHT 177 – THE STORY OF KING SHAHRIMAN AND HIS SON QAMAR AL ZAMAN

The mighty Titan Arum… the elusive Corpse Flower… that smells like a rotting corpse when in flower and ONLY flowers once every 7-10 years!! And I missed it last year. It’s on my bucket list. Kew has a couple here. I’d love to see these in the wild one day. I’ve been fascinated with strange plants since childhood. Also carnivorous plants in general… as a good friend once asked, what are they thinking, really? Because they are definitely thinking/plotting to take over

#dayofthetriffids #strangeplants #carnivorousplants #titanarum #corpseflower #rafflesia #kew #kewgardens #orchids #indonesia #tropics

NIGHT 173 – THE STORY OF KING SHAHRIMAN AND HIS SON QAMAR AL ZAMAN

My husband is making me a display stand for my brushes, raw wood to match the raw wood handles. Work in progress

@patrikprazmari

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