Haven't painted for a decade or more; just getting back into it! Used to love working with oils but transitioned over to acrylics. I loved painting with oils so when I discovered the WSOs I became very excited. Have read for hours about all types of things posted here and on various other websites, reviews of WSOs, palette knives, mediums (oh, brother!) and brushes. For this post here, just one question: Which type of brush and which brand of brushes? I have notes about which type of brushes (filbert/flat, rigger/round, large etc.) and best sizes to start out with (2,6,12), and also the difference between the sables, bristle and synthetics. I like a thicker tacky traditional oil paint texture but also thin (for underpainting, etc.). I have looked at several brands of fairly good quality brushes but am unsure which brand is the best quality overall (not losing hairs, long lasting, etc.). I've read that synthetic brushes are nice (not too soft and not as course as hog hair) and that the W-N Artisan black sable brushes are also good. Any suggestions on type of brush hair (sable, synthetic, hog) and brands? Here are some brands that I have in my shopping cart for various sellers: Winsor Newton Eclipse Sable, Liquitex, Robert Simmons. Thanks!