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 93. Pure Sable Spotters

Series 93. Pure Sable Spotters

The length of hair of the spotter is shorter than a traditional pointed round. This allows for a strong resilient point which is ideal for retouching. A good all rounder with watercolour (typically botanical artists), egg tempera and gouache. ...More info.
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Series 95. Pure Sable Fan

Series 95. Pure Sable Fan

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". 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 96. Micro Red Sable

Series 96. Micro Red Sable

This range of micro sables is formed to a beautiful ‘tight’ point for precision work. Ideal for miniaturists and model painters as well as botanical artists.   Only available on standard handles. ...More info.
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Series 98. Triangular Pure Sable

Series 98. Triangular Pure Sable

The Series 98. Pure Sable Pointed Rounds are offered on a triangular shaped handle. These have proved extremely popular with our disabled customers, particularly those who suffer from arthritis, as well as miniature painters who like the feel of the handles when holding for long periods.  An added bonus has to be they don't roll off the table! ...More info.
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Series 99. Pointed Pure Sable

Series 99. Pointed Pure Sable

The Pointed Pure Sable Rounds have a round ferrule and typically will come to a beautiful point. Used to paint fine lines and details. Pointed Rounds have a good carrying capacity and tend to be a popular brush for all artists in all mediums. ...More info.
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Smooshing Brush

Smooshing Brush

I’ve designed this new range to be an inexpensive blending brush. The Smooshing Brush is made from a blend of different grades of badger hair. I’ve packed the hairs into the ferrule really tightly to create a dense brush, which will be firm to the touch, but still flexible. The beauty of the domed shape allows for a multitude of brush strokes. Sometimes known as a smudger, a tinter or a...More info.
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Snowdrop Pointed Rounds

Snowdrop Pointed Rounds

The Snowdrop range are made from white taklon (nylon). They are 100% Vegan Friendly. It has taken a while to come up with the right mix of diameters of white taklon nylon this new range. A 'Snowdrop' is the first little bulb to flower in the spring heralding warmer times are coming and new life, this lifts our hearts following winter. I hope our Snowdrop range will lift your heart...More info.
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Snowdrop Swordliners

Snowdrop Swordliners

The Snowdrop range are made from white taklon (nylon). They are 100% Vegan Friendly. It has taken a while to come up with the right mix of diameters of white taklon nylon this new range. A 'Snowdrop' is the first little bulb to flower in the spring heralding warmer times are coming and new life, this lifts our hearts following winter. I hope our Snowdrop range will lift your heart...More info.
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Steiner Brush

Steiner Brush

As recommended by Tutors at the Steiner Schools for our budding little artists, a  3/4” soft hair mix short flat brush for general water colour washes. Fashioned on a white standard handle. ...More info.
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The Roger Jones Brush

The Roger Jones Brush

This beautiful size 12 Kolinsky Sable brush with a 'magic tip' was designed by Roger and is used for all his watercolours. The extra tip allows exact detail whilst the typical belly of Kolinsky hair enables fluid carrying capacity like no other. If you would like to read our recent post by Roger Jones on the Rosemary & Co blog, please click here. Visit the Roger Jones website: ...More info.
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The Vladislav Yeliseyev Swordliner

The Vladislav Yeliseyev Swordliner

The Vladislav Yeliseyev Swordliner is made from the new Snowdrop range. They are 100% Vegan Friendly. We were excited when we were approached by Vladislav to make several brushes for him using a nylon fibre new to us.  To see all of Vladislav's brushes, click here. This Swordliner is on the short handle and is 1/2" in width.  To see Vladislav's website,&...More info.
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The Watercolour Eradicator Brush

The Watercolour Eradicator Brush

A long sought solution to those unintended watercolor brush marks resulting from too much enthusiasm, haste or miscalculation. Instructions for use: 1.  Use the brush when barely damp, not wet. 2.  Hold in a nearly vertical orientation and drag gently, but firmly back and forth along its' long edge. (see photo) 3.  Upon first noting the removal of paint, immediately dab...More info.
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Tree & Texture Brush. Series 32

Tree & Texture Brush. Series 32

Our Series 32 is designed to simplify the art of painting trees and foliage; this special brush has just the right performance to deliver perfect tree foliage (also a good texture brush for shrubbery etc).   It's amazing how quickly as a beginner you will learn to use this brush and for the advanced artists amongst us you'll wish we had made this brush years ago. A favourite for la...More info.
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Vladislav Yelislev Snowdrop Round 3 Brush Set

Vladislav Yelislev Snowdrop Round 3 Brush Set

This set is made from the new Snowdrop range. They are 100% Vegan Friendly. We were excited when we were approached by Vladislav to make a special set of brushes for him using a nylon fibre new to us. The pointed round brushes needed to have enough liquid holding capacity for Vladislav's style of work and possess spring and of course a beautiful taper and point.  We belie...More info.
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Wash & Blend Brush

Wash & Blend Brush

This beautiful brush is limited edition made with Pure Squirrel Hair. We have fashioned these on a special marble-effect handle - only available on the short handle. Although made with the watercolourist in mind, they are great for Oils too.     ...More info.
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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. They are 100% Vegan Friendly. The 222's are one of our most popular brushes for backgrounds, washes, varnishing, glaszing, decoupage and covering large surfaces. They have a superb chisel edge and in the words of our good friend and woodmaker, Keith Prince, "This ...More info.
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Ivory Filberts

Ivory Filberts

The Ivory is synthetic bristle at its best, a cross between the feel of nylon and hog bristle. The oval end can be used to both make sweeping strokes but also fine lines when held vertically ...More info.
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Paul Weaver Freestyle

Paul Weaver Freestyle

Designed by Paul Weaver. Although a large brush we have tapered this down to an extreme point. Capable of large washes yet, the fine point allows the most finest detail. Designed to be used with watercolour but also suitable for watered down acrylic. Paul uses this brush exclusively for his paintings. Please note: This brush is only available on standard handles. ...More info.
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R10 Pocket Golden Synthetic Pointed - Size 8 ( R344-8 )

R10 Pocket Golden Synthetic Pointed - Size 8 ( R344-8 )

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.   If you are looking for a wallet to store your Pocket Brushes please click here.  ...More info.
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