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 pleasant 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.
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 ourPure 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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The Red Sable Extended points, sometimes called a reservoir brush because of its capability to hold an immense amount of water. The centre made from pure sable which acts as a precise rigger with the More Info >>
The oval end of the Series 91 can be used to both make sweeping strokes but also fine lines when held vertically. Also known as a "cat's tongue", these brushes have a beautiful point which allows for More Info >>
The Series 88 rigger shape is similar to a Pointed Round, but with much longer hair, also referred to as a "script" or a "liner" brush. These are ideal for long, continuous strokes and have a large More Info >>
The Series 101 have proved popular with our customers, for example with arthritis and those who found holding a brush for a length of time uncomfortable. An added bonus is they don't roll off the More Info >>
The Series 77 Short Flats are also known as "brights" allow a much sturdier brush with a stronger "snap" creating sharper edges and control. They are also ideal for "blocking in", larger washes More Info >>
A favourite in ceramics for dusting and glazing. However, in more recent times we have seen more Oil painters enjoy this range as a very soft and delicate blending brush. We recommend using this More Info >>
White goat hair offers a huge liquid carrying capacity for watercolour washes.
The Series 882 are perfect for 'knocking' back edges in oils and blending.
They are also an ideal cleaning brush for More Info >>
Designed for Japanese and Chinese style painting and calligraphy. Manufactured in the typical Japanese way, using mainly soft goat or wolf hair centered surrounded by a mix of Sable/Pony and dyed to More Info >>
Our Series 33's are one of the most popular watercolour brush we make. They are a great all-rounder; with an excellent point, and great pigment and water carrying capacity. We describe them as the More Info >>
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. More Info >>
The Series 60 Sword Liner is also called a 'liner' or 'sword'. They are fashioned at an angle and extruded to a slim point for lining, offering continuous flow due to a magnificent water holding More Info >>
Another beautiful addition to our Kolinsky Sable range. Forms a precise tapered point for 'drawing' and flow whilst having the 'belly' in just the right place to carry liquid elegantly. The length of More Info >>