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 1. Pointed Kolinsky Sable Mop

Series 1. Pointed Kolinsky Sable Mop

I have been making this style of brush for many years, the name 'Mop' usually implies large dense brush for applying a wash but I believe my Kolinsky Sable Mops are much more than this!  I have created a unique style of brush for watercolour.  Unlike the more popular ferrule construction these are hand made and tied into a man made quill style 'sleeve' then wired on the outside to sec...More info.
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Shiraz Short Flats

Shiraz Short 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. Short Flats allow a much sturdier brush with a stronger "snap" creating sharper edges and control. Ideal for blocking in and impasto. ...More info.
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Ivory Short Flats

Ivory Short Flats

The Ivory is synthetic bristle at its best, a cross between the feel of nylon and hog bristle. Short Flats allow a much sturdier brush with a stronger "snap" creating sharper edges and control. Ideal for blocking in and impasto. ...More info.
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Large Ivory Short Flat

Large Ivory Short Flat

The Ivory is synthetic bristle at its best, a cross between the feel of nylon and hog bristle. Short Flats allow a much sturdier brush with a stronger "snap" creating sharper edges and control. Ideal for blocking in and impasto. These larger sizes are beautiful for covering a large area. ...More info.
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Ivory Pointed Rounds

Ivory Pointed Rounds

The Ivory is synthetic bristle at its best, a cross between the feel of nylon and hog bristle. The larger rounds are brilliant for laying on colour whilst the smaller rounds are ideal for finer detail. ...More info.
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Shiraz Pointed Rounds

Shiraz Pointed Rounds

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 larger rounds are brilliant for laying on colour whilst the smaller rounds are ideal for finer detail. ...More info.
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Ivory Long Flat 'Curved Edge'

Ivory Long Flat 'Curved Edge'

A new addition to our Ivory range design by David Shevlino from the USA. In Shevlino's current work, the canvas has increasingly become a place to experiment with different techniques of paint application. He is particularly interested in exploring the line between the traditional representation of the figure and the abstraction of it, and his paintings reflect his simultaneous use of both ...More info.
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Ivory Angular

Ivory Angular

By popular request we have added an Angular  to our best selling oil "fibre", Ivory. For those who paint big! Fashioned on a black lacquered, Beaver Tail handle. Painting by: Jamel Akib Painted entirely with 2" Ivory Angular, this painting won the Charles Pear prize at the Royal Marine society show in London 2015.   Please note beaver tail handle length: 1" - ...More info.
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Ivory Riggers

Ivory Riggers

The Ivory is synthetic bristle at its best, a cross between the feel of nylon and hog bristle. The rigger shape is similar to a round but with much longer hair, also referred to as a "script" brush.   ...More info.
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Series 11. Pure Kolinsky 'Almond' Filbert

Series 11. Pure Kolinsky 'Almond' Filbert

Designed and created by talking to several professional artists who fancied a brush capable of three main functions.  Having a tapered point and a flat body, the 'belly' falling in such a place to hold the liquid and flow on the paper like no other.  Turned sideways will draw, pointed sharply for detail yet with pressure will wash and flood the paper.  'A little gem!' ...More info.
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Shiraz Riggers

Shiraz Riggers

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 rigger shape is similar to a round but with much longer hair, also referred to as a "script" brush. ...More info.
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Ivory Egberts

Ivory Egberts

The Ivory is synthetic bristle at its best, a cross between the feel of nylon and hog bristle. The Egbert is a filbert with extra long hair, this is a more traditional brush used by the Old Masters, typically for oil painting. ...More info.
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Shiraz Daggers

Shiraz Daggers

Originally designed for oil and acrylic artists yet works really well with watercolour.  A blend of somewhat 'firmer' Nylon filaments giving the strength of the bristle yet offering a delicate feel through the brush stroke.  As a result this range offers brilliant 'snap and spring' a good holding reservoir for colour and controlled flow through to the tip, with paramount resilience an...More info.
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Shiraz Swords

Shiraz Swords

Originally designed for oil and acrylic artists yet works really well with watercolour.  A blend of somewhat 'firmer' Nylon filaments giving the strength of the bristle yet offering a delicate feel through the brush stroke.  As a result this range offers brilliant 'snap and spring' a good holding reservoir for colour and controlled flow through to the tip, with paramount resilience an...More info.
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Ivory Daggers

Ivory Daggers

The Ivory is synthetic bristle at its best, a cross between the feel of nylon and hog bristle. The dagger shape is for when a tighter mark is required, very controllable. ...More info.
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Shiraz Fans

Shiraz Fans

Originally designed for oil and acrylic artists yet works really well with watercolour.  A blend of somewhat 'firmer' Nylon filaments giving the strength of the bristle yet offering a delicate feel through the brush stroke.  As a result this range offers brilliant 'snap and spring' a good holding reservoir for colour and controlled flow through to the tip, with paramount resilience an...More info.
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