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 305. Filbert 'cats tongue'

Series 305. Filbert 'cats tongue'

Commonly called 'Nylon', Golden Synthetic has some unique characteristics in that its retention, snap and spring are all superb. Broad flat body for stoke and filling in, coming together in the centre to a point.  Excellent for foliage, petals and leaves. ...More info.
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Series 306. Fan Blender

Series 306. Fan Blender

Commonly called 'Nylon', Golden Synthetic has some unique characteristics in that its retention, snap and spring are all superb. When wet with water will 'spike' for brilliant grass effects.  Worked semi-dry will create easy tree tops! ...More info.
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Series 309. Sword Liner Golden Synthetic

Series 309. Sword Liner Golden Synthetic

Commonly called 'Nylon', Golden Synthetic has some unique characteristics in that its retention, snap and spring are all superb. A popular shape for even lines.  Perhaps more versatile than a rigger when a steady hand is hard to achieve.  Worked swiftly from lower stroke upwards will create amazing bamboo style grasses.  Holding lots of liquid will 'draw' a fine line through to b...More info.
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Series 311. Dagger Golden Synthetic

Series 311. Dagger Golden Synthetic

Commonly called 'Nylon', Golden Synthetic has some unique characteristics in that its retention, snap and spring are all superb. A favourite with botanical and ceramic artists.  For intricate flower and petal work.  Side loading and shading.  Folk art and barge painters adore this brush. ...More info.
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Series 313. Golden Nylon

Series 313. Golden Nylon

A beautiful new range of golden taklon (nylon) with plenty of spring and a good sharp point. Popular for precision work and having a two colour handle. Only available up to size 4 at present. Launched spring 2013 at an introductory price - why not grab a bargain? ...More info.
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Series 315. Pointed Rigger 'script'

Series 315. Pointed Rigger 'script'

Commonly called 'Nylon', Golden Synthetic has some unique characteristics in that its retention, snap and spring are all superb. Widely used for painting rigging on ships, as the name implies.  Ideal for longer lines holding colour to flow through the stroke. ...More info.
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Series 336. Extended Needle Point Posara

Series 336. Extended Needle Point Posara

Having listened to renowned watercolourist Sandra Strohschein we have created a beautiful extended point brush. This acts as a rigger but with a reservoir 'belly' to enable the retention of a good volume of liquid thus allowing painting for a long time without the need to 're-load' the brush. The body of the brush is made from a squirrel/sable blend, while the needle point is synthetic. We ...More info.
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Series 35. Deerfoot Stippler

Series 35. Deerfoot Stippler

Rosemary & Co Deerfoot Stippler uses both soft and medium stiffness badger hair to enable a stipple effect, with a little goat hair to help hold the paint. Popular amongst watercolourists to create trees, grasses, foliage and furs. ...More info.
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Series 36. Japanese Pointed Bamboo

Series 36. Japanese Pointed Bamboo

Handmade in the traditional oriental method.  Each brush has a large carrying capacity for broad stroke work and calligraphy.  The Series 36 finished in a bamboo style handle- a joy to hold and use. Having an outer layer of horse hair dyed to resemble the traditional sable colour with a mixed natural hair centre consisting of pony, goat and a little hog to give strength. ...More info.
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Series 37. Badger Fans

Series 37. Badger Fans

A beautiful Badger Fan – this brush is designed specifically for oil painters and more so oil painters who want a full bodied fan. Another handmade addition to our ranges and by special request from artists seeking to replicate brushes the 'old masters' would have used for blending, glazing, stippling and when a fully packed brush is required to carry a good amount of colour when loaded, or dus...More info.
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Series 38. Squirrel Mix Oval Mops

Series 38. Squirrel Mix Oval Mops

We've introduced a new Squirrel Blend to our ranges this Summer. The Series 38 Pointed Oval Wash is a blend of Squirrel hair and Synthetic fibres, giving what we believe to be the best of both worlds. For many, Squirrel hair is the dream watercolour brush for it's water carrying capacity. However, some say that although it holds an immense amount of pigment, it is a difficult hair to contro...More info.
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Series 40. Triangular Brush - Pyramid Shaped

Series 40. Triangular Brush - Pyramid Shaped

A beautiful brush particularly for water colour and thinned down acrylic. Squirrel mixed with a little magic – carries a good amount of fluid allowing plenty of flow. A flick of the brush will create many different marks as shown. Sometimes referred to as a ‘Pyramid’ brush.     Watch a review on our Series 40 below: For more videos visit our Youtube Channel: Rosemary &...More info.
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