Oil painting brushes

brushes big and small

My most important tools are obviously brushes. Here are my favorites at the moment:

  • Escoda bristle filberts
  • Isabey mongoose rounds 
  • Silver Brush ruby satin synthetics rounds and filberts

I typically use around two dozen brushes in a painting session. I don’t like rinsing them while painting and prefer to have new clean brushes per color. To clean brushes, I rinse in oil then use Studio Products’ Ugly Dog soap which works great. I also use Reine Kernseife pure curd soap from Natural Pigments. It comes in very cute little ivory bars.