There is a very good article in this month's Artist's Magazine about Qiang Huang. I have been following his work for a long time because I especially love his brushwork and the abstract quality of his work. There is a great step by step with photos. He also described his materials and techniques. You can see hundreds of his paintings on Daily Paintworks. He uses Robert Simmons Signet brushes that I already have and Creative Mark Quality that I immediately ordered. There not even expensive. In fact they are a bargain and are on sale at Jerry's Artarama. I used them today and love them, but will have to see how they hold up.
Here's a photo of the brushes: (note: the handles are short)
I will post it on Daily Paintworks. ( Another poor quality photo, still not sure what I do wrong)
There are some places where there are soft edges that mingle with the background. I'll probably do this again because I am not satisfied with the edges.