THE VIKING FAMILY PORTRAIT will be the largest oil portrait I have painted. Because of its importance to me and to the museum, I have invested some new supplies: Rembrandt oil colors, slow dry and fast dry Gamblin mediums and many Rosemary brushes.
I have been experimenting with Rosemary brushes since I discovered them in Atlanta a few years ago while attending the Portrait Society of America's annual conference. They are handmade by Rosemary & Co. in West Yorkshire, England. I met Rosemary at the conference and was impressed with the care and quality she put into each brush. Apparently the Postman was impressed too since he brought them up to the house. He really was curious about the overseas package and needed my signature to release it.
I am excited to try Rosemary's brushes in all the sizes and styles on this one painting. Pictured below are most of the styles and sizes I ordered. http://www.rosemaryandco.com