Rosemary Thompson is one of the last brushmakers to make all of her brushes by hand and somehow she manages to keep the cost extremely reasonable. I purchased an array of mongoose filberts, flats, rounds, long filberts, and long flats.
Many artists say these are the best artist brushes in the world, and after receiving mine, I have to say they are the nicest, most well-made brushes I have ever seen or held. They feel amazing in your hand, and definitely live up to the hype. These are exceptional tools which yield superior results in handling and workability.
I highly recommend brushes from Rosemary and Company.
Here is a new work I will be using these brushes for. Below is the piambura layer for "Mocking Beauty". The piambura layer is a stage in the Verdaccio technique rediscovered by Adrian Gottlieb, portrait painter. This will become the underpainting and the white will yield luminosity to the flesh tones of the figure.