Muse offers the best selection of Asian calligraphy and brush painting supplies in the Portland area. Our range of quality brushes, rice papers, inks, and accessories have been used and recommended by artists who are experienced and knowledgeable in the expressive art of ink painting.
(For Western calligraphy pens, nibs, and inks, see our Calligraphy + Fine Writing selection.)
Large calligraphy brushes, small detail brushes, wide hake brushes, springy brown-hair (“wolf hair”) brushes, absorbent white sheep-hair brushes, and range of versatile combination brushes made from both white hair and brown hair so they hold plenty of ink and provide greater control over a range of stroke widths.
The quality sumi inks we offer are dark black with enough body to make thick, dark strokes or dilute to an infinite range of grays. We carry Chinese and Japanese liquid inks and inks sticks in a range of grades and shades from pure black, to blue- and purple-black. We also carry Chinese and Japanese watercolors to use on their own or with Sumi inks.
The rice papers, mulberry papers, and other fine long-fiber papers we carry in single sheets and rolls provide brush painters with a variety of weights, levels of absorbency, and surface textures for all styles of brush painting and calligraphy.
Asian Brush Painting Accessories:
Porcelain palettes, wool-felt pads, ink stones, brush wraps, paper weights, water droppers, and ink-stick holders are not only functional, but beautiful objects to enhance the experience of painting.