Oil painting requires a variety of brushes
I prefer Rosemary & Co. brushes, but I also recommend Silver Grand Prix and Trekell. Hog bristle brushes are versatile, not terribly expensive and allow for a variety of applications. Finer-haired brushes, both natural and synthetic, can give you an even smoother finish and make very fine detail possible.
Bristle brushes are excellent for scubbing in thin paint as well as laying down thin impastos. An Ivory Flat Bristle from Rosemary & Co. Excellent for thin and thick strokes, and very durable. Master Choice Filbert from Rosemary & Co. It’s made from badger hair and very versatile. A long Ivory Filbert and Round – great for fine detail and hard edges. A small synthetic mongoose round for the finest detailing, from Rosemary & Co. Three Master Choice Flats from Rosemary & Co. Can be chisel shaped or soft and fuzzy.