Watercolour Brushes

Watercolour Brushes

Rosemary & Co have a wide range of watercolour brushes available. We have a selection of natural hair watercolour brushes and synthetic watercolour brushes. Our most popular range for watercolourists are our Pure Kolinsky Sable brushes.This range is made from the finest quality Kolinsky Sable Hair. There is no doubt Kolinsky Sable is the favoured choice for many professional watercolourists as this hair tapers to a finer point, holds the most pigment and wears down well.

Our Pure Red Sable range are also a great choice for watercolour painting, a pleseant extra to your watercolour brush arsenal. The Pure Red Sable hair also taper well, wear down well and have a good snap, but nevertheless will always be a great second place to the Kolisnky Sable Hair. Truthfully, it's not until you try the two brush ranges side-by-side that you will feel the luxury of using a Kolinsky Sable Brush. 

The Red Sable Blend range have two advantages; with a 50:50 sable/synthetic mix you have the price-point of the synthetic fibre and the luxury of a sable characteristic. This range are really popular for artists stepping up from the Golden Synthetic watercolour brushes. 

Our Golden Synthetic range are ideal for beginners to get a good range of brushes in many shapes and sizes as a starting point. Commonly called 'Nylon', they allow for unique characteristics with a good water retention, snap and spring. Arguably some artists prefer Golden Synthetic as an excellent substitute for Sable and other natural hair watercolour brushes.

Other known favourites are our Pure Squirrel Hair range which are excellent for their water carrying capacity, though have little 'snap'. Our Goat Hair range which are ideal for washes, backgrounds and covering large ground and finally our Badger Hair range for watercolours which allow for special effects and quirky marks.

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Series 22. Pure Kolinsky Designer

Series 22. Pure Kolinsky Designer

Takes on the name 'designer' due to it being widely used by leading Design Departments in Film, Graphics and Illustration.  A beautiful tapered sharp point, somewhat longer and slimmer than Series 33.  Ideal for drawing and expressive work where continuity of flow is required.  Perhaps for the professional artist who demands only the best? ...More info.
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15/0 Micro detail

15/0 Micro detail

This micro synthetic brush is ideal for miniaturists whereby a precise 'spot' or mark is needed and detail required.   Fashioned on a beautiful green 'thick' handle which is comfortable to hold , this little gem will be a favourite in your brush collection. ...More info.
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Eclipse Angular

Eclipse Angular

The Eclipse is a synthetic mongoose which is stiffer than sable, yet softer than bristle. Ideal for oil and acrylic painting. Because of the shape, this brush is easy to hold in the hand and ideal for blending. ...More info.
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Eclipse Combers

Eclipse Combers

The Eclipse is a synthetic mongoose which is stiffer than sable, yet softer than bristle. A wonderful brush for grasses, animal fur, feather details and to build up hair in human portraiture. ...More info.
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Eclipse Extra Long Combers

Eclipse Extra Long Combers

A new line of Eclipse Extra Long Combers available in 6 popular sizes. Ideal for the oil artist who likes a sharp edge and to build layers. These brushes taper to a fine line turned sideways. For those who loved the 'old' style mongoose long flats, you will love these. "Eclipse X-Long Comber brush is sturdy enough to push and apply paint to a specific area, and is soft enough, similar to the Ivory brand, to blend edges. The hairs form a precise sharp point to place the paint exactly where I want it. I love it! My career as a painter ...More info.
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Eclipse Fans

Eclipse Fans

The Eclipse is a synthetic mongoose which is stiffer than sable, yet softer than bristle. Fan brushes use a special ferrule which spreads the hairs to form a fan shape. Used for several effects including grasses, fur and often for blending. ...More info.
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Eclipse Riggers

Eclipse Riggers

The Eclipse is a synthetic mongoose which is stiffer than sable, yet softer than bristle. The rigger shape is similar to a round but with much longer hair, also referred to as a "script" brush. ...More info.
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Eclipse Rounds

Eclipse Rounds

The Eclipse is a synthetic mongoose which is stiffer than sable, yet softer than bristle. The larger rounds are brilliant for laying on colour whilst the smaller rounds are ideal for finer detail. ...More info.
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Eclipse Short Flats

Eclipse Short Flats

The Eclipse is a synthetic mongoose which is stiffer than sable, yet softer than bristle. Short Flats allow a much sturdier brush with a stronger "snap" creating sharper edges and control. Ideal for blocking in and impasto. ...More info.
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Ivory Impasto

Ivory Impasto

This new range of Rosemary & Co Impasto brushes will allow for the technique of laying on paint or pigment thickly so it will stand out from the surface. The Ivory synthetics are easy to clean, durable, hard wearing and will allow for thick paint application. They are made on the beaver tail handle, which is easy to hold and control.   "My work is a play between realism and abstraction, and focuses on the human face. I usually work with big canvases, thick oil and bold brush-strokes. Throughout the years of painting I have t...More info.
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Jean Haines Mop

Jean Haines Mop

This beautiful Squirrel blended brush has been created by Jean & Rosemary working together to achieve a wonderful result. Everything has been taken in to consideration to make a mop which points, holds a lot of liquid and sweeps across the paper in Jeans’ style, the handle is balanced to feel perfect in the artists hand. As with any large ‘new’ brush rinse out the setting agent well before first use. This is a must for your collection. Width: 19mm Length 49mm   Have you visited Jean's website: http://www.jeanhai...More info.
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Jumbo Oriental Brush

Jumbo Oriental Brush

This is one of our largest brushes with an overall length of 17" - A beautiful Cherry Wood handle measuring over 10" balances the brush head. The resilient white horse hair holds a huge amount of liquid . This is a special brush for artists who want to paint BIG. Two hands are needed to achieve large script Chinese & Japanese Calligraphy. Threaded with a small loop to enable you to hang to dry. Brush delivered in a beautiful custom made silk effect box with tie ribbons.   Please note: Unfortunately, we are out of stock o...More info.
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Mundy Mops

Mundy Mops

A new range developed by Rosemary and C.W Mundy. These soft goat hair mop brushes are ideal for softening and blending in Oils. The oval shape of these brushes allows for more control. The Mundy Mops clean easily and will soon become a favourite to your Oil brush range. Available individually in 5 different sizes, or as a set. The Mundy Mops are currently only available on our Short handles (7 inches). Photo credit C.W Mundy. For more information please visit CW's website. To view the set of 5 Mundy Mops, please cl...More info.
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