Pointed rounds, Flats,Fan brushes and Blenders
While doing exhibitions you meet lots of artists of varying standards but mostly amateurs who usually want to know which brushes or paints you use,nothing wrong with that we can all learn from one another, but with some you get the distinct feeling that they think you must have a magic brush or something special that allows you to paint the way you do. First let me point out there is nothing that you can buy that will automatically solve all your problems and turn you into a top artist or even an average one for that matter, the simple fact is it takes time and effort and preferably a dollop of natural ability to reach an high standard and knowing what I know now I would advise anyone starting out to attend art college or some sort of classes to learn the basics at least.
But in answer to the question which brushes do I use, well when I first started it was Pro arte Acrylic series 202 and sizes 0 -4 in pointed rounds and I also used flats and filberts of the same make, these stood me in good stead for twenty years until I read about Rosemary brushes, these are hand made and are superb, the minute I tried the Ivory series I knew these were for me. In pointed rounds I use 2/0-1 and 2 which are great for detail in Oil, I also use flats and filberts in sizes 0-8, I also have some Eclipse filberts size 2 which I use for softening edges. Rosemary also makes some brushes in two sizes for smoothing which are great and I also have a couple of fan brushes, one small and one large and lastly a large Flat by Liquitex for covering large areas. I would recommend that you buy the best brushes you can afford because they do make a difference. Have a look at the Rosemary brushes web site I’m sure you will find the right brush for you.https://www.rosemaryandco.com/