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 279. Masters Choice Long Flats

Series 279. Masters Choice Long Flats

Masters Choice is an interesting hair with distinctive markings and a semi-stiff firmness of stroke, made from a badger blend. This 'Longer' style was designed and developed with the help of some of America's finest oil painters. Thank you Morgan Weistling, Tony Pro and Jeremy Lipking. "We got it right guys!" The sizes 3 are out of stock at the moment. We are currently waiting on hair f...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. They are 100% Vegan Friendly. The larger rounds in the Series 301's are brilliant for laying on colour whilst the smaller rounds are ideal for finer detail. We have ensured they are tapered to a fine point, ideal for precision work with good control. This is a goo...More info.
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Series 302. Flat 'Brights' Golden Synthetic

Series 302. Flat 'Brights' Golden Synthetic

Commonly called 'Nylon', Golden Synthetic has some unique characteristics in that its retention, snap and spring are all superb. They are 100% Vegan Friendly. A square shaped head offering precise 'blocking' action; good for windows, walls, architecture and when a sharp edge is needed. If you prefer a longer length to your brush, take a look at our Series 303. The sable alternative to t...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. They are 100% Vegan Friendly. Our Series 303's are often referred to as a 'chisel' brush, with the longer length of head offering a firm stroke. This makes the Series 303's ideal for background washes, architecture and even lines. The clue is in the name! They are...More info.
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Series 304. Pointed Golden Synthetic

Series 304. Pointed Golden Synthetic

Commonly called 'Nylon', Golden Synthetic has some unique characteristics in that its retention, snap and spring are all superb.  They are 100% Vegan Friendly. This range is a great way to try out a mop brush if you have never tried one before, as they are a lower price point that both the Pure Squirrel Series 170 and the Pure Kolinsky Sable Series 1. The Series 304 will help ...More info.
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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. They are 100% Vegan Friendly. The Series 305 have a flat body which comes together in the centre to a point.  Excellent for foliage, petals and leaves. If you prefer a longer length of body and tip to the brush, you might like to look at our Series 316's....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. They are 100% Vegan Friendly. When this brush is wet with water it will 'spike' for brilliant grass effects, or for hair. If you worked this brush semi-dry it will create easy tree tops! If you prefer a stiffer synthetic fan brush you should look at our Ivory ...More info.
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Series 307. Spotters Golden Synthetic

Series 307. Spotters Golden Synthetic

Commonly called 'Nylon', Golden Synthetic has some unique characteristics in that its retention, snap and spring are all superb. They are 100% Vegan Friendly. The Series 307 are a spotter brush, which have a good 'stubby' point when short controlled strokes are required. The belly of the brush is more bulbus than, for example the Series 301 Pointed Rounds. If you prefer a natrual hair, ...More info.
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Series 309. SwordLiner Golden Synthetic

Series 309. SwordLiner Golden Synthetic

Commonly called 'Nylon', Golden Synthetic has some unique characteristics in that its retention, snap and spring are all superb. They are 100% Vegan Friendly. The Series 309 Swordliner's are a popular shape for even lines.  The swordliner shape is perhaps more versatile than a rigger (For example our Series 315's) when a steady hand is hard to achieve.  Worked swiftly from lower s...More info.
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Series 310. Golden Synthetic Angular Liner 'Side Loader'

Series 310. Golden Synthetic Angular Liner 'Side Loader'

Commonly called 'Nylon', Golden Synthetic has some unique characteristics in that its retention, snap and spring are all superb. They are 100% Vegan Friendly. The Series 310's head of the brush is formed at an acute angle offering easy control to cut in lines, make sweeping effects and go from finer the thicker strokes. You can draw very thin lines with this brush, yet you have the control ...More info.
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Series 311. Dagger Golden Synthetic

Series 311. Dagger Golden Synthetic

*We're currently out of stock of the 3/8" inch but Rosemary has made some, very similiar in shape and handling abilities. They are on a slightly different shade of nylon* Please click here if you need that specific size. Commonly called 'Nylon', Golden Synthetic has some unique characteristics in that its retention, snap and spring are all superb. They are 100% Vegan Friendly. The S...More info.
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Series 312. Oval Wash Golden Synthetic

Series 312. Oval Wash Golden Synthetic

Commonly called 'Nylon', Golden Synthetic has some unique characteristics in that its retention, snap and spring are all superb. The Series 312 are perfect for clouds, backgrounds washes and tree canopies. A favourite for landscapes, botanical and floral work and large washes, without a hard edge. The Series 312's work well in Watercolours, Oils, Acrylics, Water mixable Oils & g...More info.
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Series 313. Golden Nylon

Series 313. Golden Nylon

Commonly called 'Nylon', Golden Synthetic has some unique characteristics in that its retention, snap and spring are all superb. They are 100% Vegan Friendly. The Series 313 is our offering of a student quality synthetic range. They are on a black and white handle, which make them easy to identify amoungst your other brushes. If you want our next step up in Golden Synthetic, look at our...More info.
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Series 314. Golden Synthetic Short Angular

Series 314. Golden Synthetic Short Angular

Commonly called 'Nylon', Golden Synthetic has some unique characteristics in that its retention, snap and spring are all superb. They are 100% Vegan Friendly. The head on the Series 314's are short and formed at an acute angle offering easy control. When they are loaded with two colours can create fabulous marks.  This brush is a shorter version of the popular Series 310. Golden Sy...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. They are 100% Vegan Friendly. The rigger brush, also known as a liner is often used for painting rigging on ships, as the name implies. They are ideal for longer lines holding colour to flow through the stroke. If you'd like to see our other rigger brushes, cl...More info.
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Series 316. Golden Synthetic Pointed Cat's Tongue

Series 316. Golden Synthetic Pointed Cat's Tongue

Commonly called 'Nylon', Golden Synthetic has some unique characteristics in that its retention, snap and spring are all superb. They are 100% Vegan Friendly.   The 316's are Pointed Cat's tongues which have a good body to the brush and a silhouette of extruded nylon reaching out longer than a typical cats tongue to allow flow and precision. They are wonderful for petal shapes...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/synthetic sable blend, while the needle point is syntheti...More info.
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