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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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 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

Do you struggle with your watercolour trees? Designed to simplify the art of painting trees and foliage in watercolour, 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 th...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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Series 33. Pure Kolinsky Pointed

Series 33. Pure Kolinsky Pointed

Kolinsky Sable is the best hair available for the manufacture of artist brushes due to being conical in shape, strong in character with a long tapered point and thick belly.                                         ...More info.
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R12 Pocket Sable/Nylon Blend Dagger - Size 1/4" ( R772-1/4" )

R12 Pocket Sable/Nylon Blend Dagger - Size 1/4" ( R772-1/4" )

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.  Liz Steel recently wrote a blog about the Rosemary & Co R12 Pocket Sable/Nylon Blend Dagger - Size 1/4" ( R772-1/4" ). Y...More info.
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R14 Pocket Pure Squirrel Hair Mop ( SMALL )

R14 Pocket Pure Squirrel Hair Mop ( SMALL )

  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. ...More info.
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Shiraz Short Filberts

Shiraz Short Filberts

Designed for oil and acrylics, yet works very well with watercolour. A blend of firmer Nylon filaments giving the strength of bristle yet delicate feel through the brush stroke. With a soft rounded edge the short filbert is suitable for intricate figurative work and blending. ...More info.
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Ivory Longer Filberts

Ivory Longer Filberts

"A painting is a pictorial representation of an artists intelligence and sensitivity. To portray these qualities one needs a brush that’s responsive to every nuanced emotion. Caressing the paint with a handmade Rosemary brush is a privilege every artist should enjoy." - David Leffel  June 2011 Thank you to David Leffel who suggested this addition to our range and who honorably car...More info.
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Shiraz Long Flats

Shiraz Long Flats

Designed for oil and acrylics, yet works very well with watercolour. A blend of firmer Nylon filaments giving the strength of bristle yet delicate feel through the brush stroke. The longer hair results in a loose brush with little "snap". ...More info.
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Ivory Long Flats

Ivory Long Flats

The Ivory is synthetic bristle at its best, a cross between the feel of nylon and hog bristle. The longer hair results in a loose brush with little "snap". ...More info.
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