I am happy to announce my partnership with Silver Brush Limited in providing my students access to fine, professional, affordable paint brushes. I have personally selected two brush set options for my students. Purchasing a Baumgaertner Silver Brush set will give you all the brushes you need for a satisfying portrait painting experience.
MCB Basic Set of 11 Brushes
Special Online Price - $96
With this brush set you will have all the brushes you need to completely participate in any of my workshops or my painting DVD series. The regular retail price for these 11 brushes is $120. I offer it at the reduced online rate of $96.
MCB Professional Set of 31 Brushes
Special Online Price - $288
If I were on a desert island and could only have one brush set, this would be it! There are no additional portrait painting brushes that an artist would need (or better enjoy) than the 31 that I have personally selected. The regular retail price for these 31 brushes is $360. I offer it at the reduced online rate of $288.
You may purcahse these brush sets online, or call us at 608-788-6465 to buy these specially priced brushes with Visa or Master Card. We also accept checks cut to Baumgaertner Portraits, 621 S 28th St, La Crosse, WI, 54601, USA. Please specify what items you are ordering if sending by mail, and remember to include shipping and handling costs ($15 domestic and $20 international). If you have any questions you can write firstname.lastname@example.org.
Baumgaertner's Favorite Brushes
A good hog bristle brush must be strong, firm, hold its shape and have a satisfying, resilient spring or "pop". It must be of high quality, professionally made, and be able to withstand abuse. The Silver Grand Prix is a superb bristle brush. In addition to having all the qualities one would demand of a good bristle brush, the Silver Brush Grand Prix is also exquisitely well balanced and the bristles have a responsiveness that handles the most exacting and nuanced passages with finesse. It is without doubt the premier bristle brush on the market.
The Silverstone Filbert brush is a real workhorse. It can take a beating, mass like a palette knife, but with the twist of the wrist, delicately maneuver into the most intricate area. As a guts and glory brush, I can't live without it.
The Silver Renaissance Sable Cats Tongue is ideal for finishing work. Unusual in a sable brush, the Renaissance Cats Tongue has a firm tapered base that firmly holds the shape of the brush, and its pliable soft tip affords a lovely controlled subtleness and sensitivity. It is the perfect sable for my portrait work.