A long time ago, I employed brushes and painting knives. I still do for smaller works. But I paint with my fingers about 95% of the time!
I discovered that after putting my brushes away, I kept returning to my paintings and adding color with my fingers.
Fairly soon, a dot here and a dot there became dots and dabs and taches everywhere. Not only could I now see the colors that Monet saw (without drugs, thank you), I could layer and paint in the style of the French Impressionists using my fingers.
Using my fingers is a tactile sensation that is much like painting in pastels. My taboret is set up with numerous tubes of paint, whether painting with acrylics, oils, or water-mixable oils.