It is so frustrating to have connectivity issues where I live. I tried posting this earlier, and just happened to see that it was still publishing, but it could not be found anywhere. So, once again, I post from my phone and hope this one goes through. I am using new brushes this week, thanks to the recommendations of two artists in Door County - and I love them! The Silver Bristlon brushes make great workhorses, while the Silver Silverwhite synthetic soft flats are fabulous for finish work, or where I want to lay down strokes on top of wet paint, without disturbing the layer beneath. I think these are going to be mainstays in my arsenal of tools! Painting number 1358 in 1358 days.