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"Because I approach each painting individually, applying and moving paint accordingly, the particular brush I use is very important. Key to success for me includes a real sensitivity to the way paint is laid down; brush pressure, angle and stroke speed. This set contains the mix of quality brushes that enable me to execute a variety of painting approaches and techniques with confidence and determination. 
Though I encourage the development of your own system or process, the brushes I’ve selected will likely fulfill the following needs: 
The Ultimate Bristle Long Flats, along with the Ivory Long Flats serve as the workhorses for most of the painting, particularly when you’re developing a field of paint that also relies on edges. I use the long flats because of their versatility; they can lay down paint over a wide area, but deft handling of their corners and edges can produce an infinite variety of stroke shapes. When a softer touch is required, whether for glazing and scumbling over previous layers or when an alla prima approach requires laying paint versus pulling paint, you will find the Masters Choice can be invaluable (the larger sizes get a bit pricey, but you’ll find they pay for themselves). The edge of the Masters Choice can also lay down an exceptionally sharp and expressive line.
When you’re creating areas of paint that might lend themselves to strokes with a more ethereal start and stop, long and longer filberts step right in. They can also allow beautiful calligraphic strokes. Just as a house painter uses a sash brush, the angular brush can create some very straight lines. Depending on angle and stroke, riggers can create fine, long lines (ship rigging), or the broken lines of a tree branch. Pointed Rounds are ideal for using traditional ‘drawing’ techniques for detail. The soft Goat Hake can enhance subtle, atmospheric paint application.
As you use each of these brushes, you will discover Rosemary also offers brushes that push the boundaries, each allowing for additional exploration of stroke and application; from shapes - egberts, mops, daggers, and swords - to an array of natural and synthetic material. In terms of handle length, I usually feel ‘the longer, the better'.
With that, here is my basic mix of brushes. Using these as a starting point, I encourage you to fill-in as needed according to the sizes, shapes, and character of your preferred strokes." - Bill Suys 
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This set contains 31 brushes (all on Long Handles):

Ultimate Bristle Long Flat 1 5.5 12.8
Ultimate Bristle Long Flat 3 7.1 16.3
Ultimate Bristle Long Flat 6 12.1 25
Ultimate Bristle Long Flat 8 15.5 29
Ultimate Bristle Long Flat 12 24.8 38.6
Series 279. Masters Choice Long Flats 1 2 15.5
Series 279. Masters Choice Long Flats 3 5.8 18.6
Series 279. Masters Choice Long Flats 6 12.5 24.3
Series 279. Masters Choice Long Flats 8 16.3 28.2
Series 279. Masters Choice Long Flats 12 22.5 36.8
Ivory Filberts 1 5 12.5
Ivory Filberts 3 7 17
Ivory Filberts 6 11 24.5
Ivory Filberts 8 14 29
Ivory Filberts 12 23 38.2
Series 278. Masters Choice Long Filberts 2 4.5 17.3
Series 278. Masters Choice Long Filberts 5 9.2 22
Series 278. Masters Choice Long Filberts 9 16.2 30.6
Ivory Longer Filberts 2 6 21
Ivory Longer Filberts 6 11 29.5
Ivory Longer Filberts 10 19 38
Ivory Pointed Rounds  1 2.7 12
Ivory Pointed Rounds 5 6.3 23.5
Eclipse Angular 3/8" 9.4 12.5
Eclipse Riggers 0 1.4 17.1
Eclipse Riggers 4 2.6 22.3
Ebony Pointed Rounds 1 1.6 8.5
Ebony Pointed Rounds 2 1.9 10
Ebony Pointed Rounds 4 3.3 14.8
Ebony Pointed Rounds 6 4.1 18.5
Series 788. Goat Hake 75mm - -

All measurements shown in mm.