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 402. Designer Pointed Sable Mixture

Series 402. Designer Pointed Sable Mixture

A blend of sable and synthetic mixed together to perhaps offer the best of both worlds. Tapered to a much longer and finer point allowing the artist to ‘draw’ with a brush. Ideal for general watercolour work as well as botanical. Hard wearing for oils / acrylics. ...More info.
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Series 41. Pointed Squirrel Oval Wash

Series 41. Pointed Squirrel Oval Wash

Pure Squirrel hair points as well as Kolinsky and Red sable but has very little snap because the hair isn't very resilient. Popular for loose style work and 'wet on wet'. A flat body with good density of hair acting as a great reservoir.  The tip useful for non-specific detail. ...More info.
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Series 43. Pure Squirrel 'Tinter'

Series 43. Pure Squirrel 'Tinter'

Soft and delicate with a short visible length of hair.  In watercolour handy for smaller areas where control of minimum quantities of paint is important.  Worked 'semi-dry' will 'stipple'.  In oils and acrylic ideal for blending. ...More info.
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Series 444. Blender Brushes

Series 444. Blender Brushes

Typically used for oil painting, badger hair is coarse yet soft making it ideal for stippling and texture work.  Traditionally used to soften and blend oil paint on the canvas. This range will enable you to make many different special effects and give control. Also has an immense carrying capacity. Ideal for French polishing. Please note beaver tail handle length: 1" - approx 5 3/4...More info.
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Series 445. Badger Softener

Series 445. Badger Softener

The soft delicate tips are ideal for blending and softening in oils.  Will lay on a watercolour wash quickly when a large area needs to be covered.  Also decorative techniques eg Marbling and wood graining. ...More info.
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Series 46. Red Sable Extended Point

Series 46. Red Sable Extended Point

The Red Sable Extended points, sometimes called a reservoir brush because of its capability to hold an immense amount of water. The centre made from pure sable which acts as a precise rigger with the squirrel hair on the outer. Popular with many watercolour artists who may struggle with a normal rigger, the bulbous squirrel allows for more stability. The reservoir brushes have also proved ...More info.
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Series 501. Stubby Round

Series 501. Stubby Round

Stiff White Nylon tightly packed into the ferrule.  Used for antiquing, cleaning off overspray, crazing, stippling, dry brushing and fabric painting.  Excellent for wiping out watercolour. ...More info.
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Series 502. Stubby Flat

Series 502. Stubby Flat

Stiff White Nylon tightly packed into the ferrule.  Used for antiquing, cleaning off overspray, crazing, stippling, dry brushing and fabric painting.  Excellent for wiping out watercolour. A shorter version of the flats for greater control. ...More info.
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Series 666. Beaver Tail Flats

Series 666. Beaver Tail Flats

A synthetic badger glazing brush ideal for glazing and/or varnishing.   A full bodied brush enabling you to load with a lot of medium, when worked edge on this brush will 'dab' or 'stipple'. The feeling of the brush is in between the stiffness of hog and the softness of sable. It has a good spring, is hard wearing and easy to clean.   Please note beaver tail handle...More info.
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Series 7320. Pure Sable One Stroke

Series 7320. Pure Sable One Stroke

These flat chisel shaped brush also known as a 'one stroke', simply because you can achieve your mark in one stroke. Ideal for a gradual wash in watercolour, with a sharp chisel edge allowing the brush to work on it’s tip and fashion a good line. ...More info.
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Series 7350. Pure Sable Filberts

Series 7350. Pure Sable Filberts

The Pure Sable Filbert will come to a beautiful point when wet enabling strokes from the point, side edge or flat side of the brush. Perfect for skies and clouds, foliage and general washes. A very useful addition to your watercolour collection. ...More info.
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Series 77. Pure Sable 'Brights'

Series 77. Pure Sable 'Brights'

Ideal for watercolour and oil, the natural characteristics of the Red Sable hair offer a good "belly", allowing a liquid holding capacity greater than, for example "Nylon". Brights (short flats) allow a much sturdier brush with a stronger "snap" creating sharper edges and control. Also ideal for blocking in and impasto.   ...More info.
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