In Richard Schmid's Alla Prima he recommended brushes made by Rosemary and Co in England. Having been dissatisfied with the brushes I had found in local stores, I tried their online store. I found that Schmid had also put together a listing of brushes. I first purchased a few to test their quality. Delighted I then brought more and then more. Then I followed the recommendations from Schmid. The brushes give me wonderful control over the oil/watercolor and acrylic paints. Brushes are an extension to my hand. Their website is easy to use and the brushes arrive well packaged. Of course, a website can not give the joy of touching and using the brushes. For that one needs them in one's hand.