Creative Prompt #295: Brush


paint brush (walls and paintings)

roller brush

Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts offers artist residency programs on a 13000-acre Wyoming ranch.

eyebrow brush

Definition: “A brush is a tool with bristles, wire or other filaments, used for cleaning, grooming hair, make up, painting, surface finishing and for many other purpose. It is one of the most basic and versatile tools known to mankind, and the average household may contain several dozen varieties. It generally consists of a handle or block to which filaments are affixed either parallel- or perpendicular-wise, depending on the way the brush is to be gripped during use. The material of both the block and bristles or filaments is chosen to withstand hazards of its application, such as corrosive chemicals, heat or abrasion.” (Wikipedia)

wire brush

brush with terror

toilet brush

brush your teeth

brush plant

Photoshop tool

watercolor brushes

brush it under the rug

blending brush

decorators’ brushes

brush with death

brush generators

shaving brushes

chip brush

Brush collection is provided to all City residential solid waste ratepayers.

brush pen

brush it aside

Selfie brush

Charles F. Brush High School

bottle brush plant

brush fonts

Brush News Tribune

Purdy Brush

paint brush cover

Post the direct URL (link) where your drawing, doodle, artwork is posted (e.g. your blog, Flickr) in the comments area of this post. I would really like to keep all the artwork together and provide a way for others to see your work and/or your blog.

We are also talking about this on Twitter. Use the hashtag #CPP

The Creative Prompt Project, also, has a Flickr group, which you can join to  post your responses. I created this spot so those of you without blogs and websites would have a place to post your responses.

Brush varieties by function

For removal of material (cleaning & polishing)

The action of these brushes is mainly in the tip of each flexible bristle which dislodges particles of matter.

  • Toothbrush
  • Floor brush (yard brush, yard broom, hand brush)
  • Scrubber
  • Shoe-polish brush (buffer)
  • Curling brush (sport)
  • Nail brush
  • Milk-churn brush
  • Vacuum-cleaner brush
  • Archaeology brush
  • Lavatory brush
  • Clothes brush
  • Chip brush
  • Car-wash brush
  • Gun-barrel brush
  • Wire brush
  • Typewriter eraser brush
  • Dandy brush, for Horse grooming
  • Dishwashing brush
  • Beekeeper’s brush
  • Bench-grinder brush
  • Rotary brush
  • Flue brush
  • Chimney brush
  • Bottle brush – long handled brush with rows of radial bristles, designed to fit into small mouthed bottles and access the larger interior.
  • Broom (long-handled brush)

For application of material

The action of such brushes is mostly from the sides, not the tip, contact with which releases material held by capillary action.

For combing filaments

The action of these brushes is more akin to combing than brushing, that is they are used to straighten and untangle filaments. Certain varieties of hairbrush are however designed to brush the scalp itself free of material such as dead skin (dandruff) and to invigorate the skin of the scalp.