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 222. Flat One Stroke Synthetic

Series 222. Flat One Stroke Synthetic

Commonly called 'Nylon', Golden Synthetic has some unique characteristics in that its retention, snap and spring are all superb. Nice chisel edge.  All mediums.  Good wash brush.  Ideal for varnish, decoupage, glazing etc.  Fashioned on a "beaver tail" handle. Please note beaver tail handle length: 1" - approx 5 3/4" 1 1/2" - approx 6 1/2" 2" - approx 6 1/2" ...More info.
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Series 2230. New 'Spiky Comber' Golden Synthetic

Series 2230. New 'Spiky Comber' Golden Synthetic

Commonly called 'Nylon', Golden Synthetic has some unique characteristics in that its retention, snap and spring are all superb. This quirky shape allows a much more 'open' stroke.  Popular with ceramic artists for beards and hair in figure painting.  Being much stronger in construction, it is ideal with acrylic paint. ...More info.
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Series 2250. Flat 'Comber' Golden Synthetic

Series 2250. Flat 'Comber' Golden Synthetic

Commonly called 'Nylon', Golden Synthetic has some unique characteristics in that its retention, snap and spring are all superb. Popular with many artists for creating quick and easy grasses.  Worked swiftly gives the effect of using many tiny strokes.  Serrated edge allows beautiful marks, a must for animal fur and feathers.  A 'fun' brush offering a little magic perhaps. ...More info.
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Series 235. 'Foliage & Wash'

Series 235. 'Foliage & Wash'

Commonly called 'Nylon', Golden Synthetic has some unique characteristics in that its retention, snap and spring are all superb. Designed to hold good amounts of liquid for washes and also double-up as a 'stippler' to create foliage and shrubbery effects.  Two types of hair blended to achieve a super effects brush. ...More info.
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Series 236. Flat Golden Nylon

Series 236. Flat Golden Nylon

Commonly called 'Nylon', Golden Synthetic has some unique characteristics in that its retention, snap and spring are all superb. The 'in-between' length of a One Stroke and a Bright.  Allows firmer controlled mark, sharp chisel edge. ...More info.
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Series 241. Large Background Wash

Series 241. Large Background Wash

Commonly called 'Nylon', Golden Synthetic has some unique characteristics in that its retention, snap and spring are all superb. A beautiful 2" Golden Taklon flat edged brush.  Ideal for a watercolour wash, used on the edge for lines and when a positive stroke is needed.  A good varnish brush. ...More info.
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Series 27. Badger Fan Blender

Series 27. Badger Fan Blender

Typically used for oil painting, badger hair is coarse yet soft making it ideal for stippling and texture work. 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 272. Masters Choice Rounds

Series 272. Masters Choice Rounds

The larger rounds are brilliant for laying on colour and broader marks and as they go smaller they are ideal for blending. If you want a small pointed brush for detail however you wouldn't necessarily go with these but switch to the 'Ivory' line or if you prefer a natural hair then sable 'Series 33' or 'Series 323'. ...More info.
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Series 30. Japanese Pointed Walnut

Series 30. Japanese Pointed Walnut

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 resemble a pure Sable brush.     ...More info.
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Series 301. Pointed Round Golden Synthetic

Series 301. Pointed Round Golden Synthetic

Commonly called 'Nylon', Golden Synthetic has some unique characteristics in that its retention, snap and spring are all superb. The larger rounds are brilliant for laying on colour whilst the smaller rounds are ideal for finer detail. Tapered to a fine point, ideal for precision work, with good control.  A good shape allowing a multitude of marks. ...More info.
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Series 303. 'One Stroke' Golden Synthetic

Series 303. 'One Stroke' Golden Synthetic

Commonly called 'Nylon', Golden Synthetic has some unique characteristics in that its retention, snap and spring are all superb. Sometimes referred to as a 'chisel' brush.  Longer length of head offering a firm stroke.  Ideal for background washes, architecture and even lines.  A favourite for ceramic artists when glazing.  Good with lacquer and varnish. ...More info.
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