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 33. Pure Kolinsky Pointed

Series 33. Pure Kolinsky Pointed

Kolinsky Sable is the best hair available for the manufacture of artist brushes due to being conical in shape, strong in character with a long tapered point and thick belly.  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 Rolls Royce of b...More info.
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Limited Edition Smooshing Brush

Limited Edition Smooshing Brush

THIS SIZE IS NOW THE SMOOSHING BRUSH SIZE LARGE - CLICK HERE.   Oppps!   This is not a Medium Size, nor is it a Large - it's an inbetween!   Only available on the long handle.   We made these by mistake - when they are gone, they are gone! ...More info.
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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?   Please note, sizes 14, 16...More info.
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*Limited Edition Kolinsky Sable Spotter*

*Limited Edition Kolinsky Sable Spotter*

Fashioned on a beautiful white handle, we have pad printed our logo onto these Kolinsky Sable Spotters. We made 50 for a UK Botanical painter, who teaches on cruise ships. Of course, with covid these courses have since been cancelled. We will not be making these again so once they're gone, they're gone! Only available on the short handle. ...More info.
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*Limited Edition Rigger Brush*

*Limited Edition Rigger Brush*

To celebrate Christmas and 2020, we have made a small batch of Limited Edition Pure Kolinsky Sable Riggers. They have "Merry Christmas 2020" printed on the handles. Only available on the short handle. They make an excellent little fine line brush, some folks enjoy them for signatures too. They also make a lovely gift this Christmas. Great for Oils or Watercolours.  ...More info.
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*Limited Edition Synthetic Dagger*

*Limited Edition Synthetic Dagger*

This 1/2" dagger is 100% nylon and  were made for a facepainter who had to cancel their classes due to Covid. They are a great "starter" dagger for facepainting, watercolours, goucahe, oils & acrylics. Only available on the short handle. When they're gone, they're gone! ...More info.
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*Limited Edition Travel Brush* - Small Sable Flat

*Limited Edition Travel Brush* - Small Sable Flat

This beautiful travel brush is fashioned on a gold effect ferrule. We made these as a Christmas special for everyone to enjoy! This is a small Red Sable short flat. See brush chart for measurements. They make the perfect addition to your travel brush collection - or simply make an excellent gift.  When they are gone, they are gone! Only a limited number were made.  ...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 Domed Filberts

Eclipse Domed Filberts

The Eclipse is a synthetic mongoose which is stiffer than sable, yet softer than bristle.    "I love these short filberts because they are so versatile. From large passages to detail work—including a crisp line using the edge—the shorter length gives me a measure of control that is greater than what I can achieve with a long filbert. The synthetic filament is stiffer than...More info.
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Eclipse Extra Long Combers

Eclipse Extra Long Combers

The line of Eclipse Extra Long Combers available in 7 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 ...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 Long Filbert

Eclipse Long Filbert

The Eclipse is a synthetic mongoose which is stiffer than sable, yet softer than bristle. This filbert has extra length as requested, allowing more flexibility.     ...More info.
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Eclipse Long Flats

Eclipse Long Flats

The Eclipse Long Flats are a new addition to this range, by popular demand. They have a lovely snap, yet are still delicate enough for alla prima, wet on wet techniques. They do not pull the paint off allowing layer upon layer in oils and acrylics.   ...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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