Every artist has their favorite tools and methods. Pollock used sticks. Helen Frankenthaler poured her paint. Gerhard Richter has made the oversized squeegee famous. Kurt Wedgley loves his Escoda brushes although he keeps coming back to my old favorite. What's my favorite? Out of all our brushes (and some are quite expensive) mine is an old house paint brush that belonged to my Dad. It has since lost it's handle, but to me it's like that old holy flannel shirt that you just can't let go of. I've used this brush for years and now it is a part of me. Thanks Dad.