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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R9 Pocket Pure Squirrel Hair Mop ( MED )

R9 Pocket Pure Squirrel Hair Mop ( MED )

  The reversible Pocket Brush is a convenient addition to your brush collection for those who like to paint on the move. The reversible handle allows for a convenient storage and prevents damage to the brush. A dream for urban sketchers, and a Plein Air must-have. ...More info.
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Rotary Tree Brush

Rotary Tree Brush

This is a brush with unique properties which can be used a tool for painting winter and summer trees.  The concept is that the bristles are equal length and constructed into a circular form so that the paint pigment can be used as a drybrush technique or used with fairly wet pigment washes to paint summer trees.  Using each technique, the brush is rotated, to release the pigment onto ...More info.
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Series 101. Pure Red Sable

Series 101. Pure Red Sable

A beautiful new addition to our ranges, these are made with the best quality Red Sable hair which is well renowned for it's liquid holding capacity and spring. Fashioned on a matt burgundy handle which has a bulbous part enabling the fingers and hand to sit comfortably. The Series 101 have proved popular with our disabled customers, for example arthritis and those who found holding a brush for ...More info.
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Series 105. Masters Choice Fans

Series 105. Masters Choice Fans

Masters Choice is an interesting hair with distinctive markings and a semi-stiff firmness of stroke. 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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Series 109. Goat Hair

Series 109. Goat Hair

Goat Hair is soft and natural, which is typically ideal for washes and blending. The mops have a large round and full bodied domed end, made with Goat Hair, large colour carrying capacity for washes, backgrounds etc. used for varnishing and glazing etc. Same as 108 but dyed black. ...More info.
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Series 1580. Domed Badger Hair

Series 1580. Domed Badger Hair

Used for varnishing oil paintings where a softer touch is required to achieve an antiquing effect.  A good blender for texture and depth. Mainly used for blending paint into an even and smooth coat. Also can be used to create striations - a glass painters 'must have'. ...More info.
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Series 170. Pure Squirrel Mop

Series 170. Pure Squirrel Mop

Originally made using a birds quill, nowadays a soft pliable yet durable polypropylene is used to house the brush head.  This style of brush has become popular over the last decade with watercolourists who like expressive and loose work.  Offers a massive liquid carrying capacity and must be thoroughly wet to work.  Also popular for Chinese style strokes.  I also make the ro...More info.
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Series 172. French Polishing Mops

Series 172. French Polishing Mops

These French Polisher's mops are a beautiful addition to our squirrel range. They are constructed in the classical way, wire bound and mounted on black lacquered wood handles. The balance is perfect. The best quality Russian squirrel hair we use has been selected for quality and uniformity. Although traditionally used for French polishing, watercolourists will love them too for washes and glaze...More info.
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