Here's a little secret I'll share with you ... nothing I'm proud of. Ever since I started weekly paintings in April, I have been loyal to my one and only Umbria brush size 4. Its days were over in December or probably long before but I was cheap continued to mop my paintings with it. Treated myself to 3 new brushes for the new year - size 6, 4, and 2. I had forgotten what a big difference a new and functional brush can make. Loose independent strokes.. just like I like it. This is painted from a photo of Sarah from when she was 9 yrs old. Used a size 6 Umbria only.
oil on gessobord