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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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 R12 is currently out of stock. For a larger version, please see the R16.   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 ...More info.
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R13 Pocket Sable Blend Designer Pointed Size 8 ( R402-8 )

R13 Pocket Sable Blend Designer Pointed Size 8 ( R402-8 )

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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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.   If you are looking for a wallet to store your Pocket Brushes please click here.  ...More info.
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SET 35 Travel Brush Essentials Set

SET 35 Travel Brush Essentials Set

We are currently out of stock of the R12 and R20. We are sorry for the inconvenience. We will ship this out within the next 6-8 weeks. Please know that by placing this in your basktet, you are accepting this as a pre-order. Kind wishes, Rosemary & Co. The reversible Pocket Brush is a convenient addition to your brush collection for those who like to paint on the move. The reversible han...More info.
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R16 Pocket Sable/Nylon Blend Dagger - Size 3/8" ( R772-3/8" )

R16 Pocket Sable/Nylon Blend Dagger - Size 3/8" ( R772-3/8" )

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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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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R17 Pocket Round Sable Mix (Small)

R17 Pocket Round Sable Mix (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.   The R17 is a beginners introduction to our travel range. We make these for colleges and students. They are made of a lo...More info.
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R18 Pocket Round Sable Mix (Medium)

R18 Pocket Round Sable Mix (Medium)

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.   The R18 is a beginners introduction to our travel range. We make these for colleges and students. They are made of a lo...More info.
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R19 Pocket Round Sable Mix (Large)

R19 Pocket Round Sable Mix (Large)

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.   The R19 is a beginners introduction to our travel range. We make these for colleges and students. They are made of a lo...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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R20 Pocket Pure Kolinsky Short Flat ( R56/6 )

R20 Pocket Pure Kolinsky Short Flat ( R56/6 )

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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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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R21 Pocket Pure Kolinsky Mop - Size 3/0 ( RKSM-3/0 )

R21 Pocket Pure Kolinsky Mop - Size 3/0 ( RKSM-3/0 )

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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R23 Pocket SnowDrop Pointed Round - Size 8 ( SD-8 )

R23 Pocket SnowDrop Pointed Round - Size 8 ( SD-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. Made from our 100% Synthetic watercolour range, Snow Drop. If you are looking for a wallet to store your Pocket Brushes please...More info.
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R24 Pocket Eradicator - Size Small ( Eradicator-Small )

R24 Pocket Eradicator - Size Small ( Eradicator-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.  Instructions for use: 1. Use the brush when barely damp, not wet. 2. Hold in a nearly vertical orientation and drag ...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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Michael Klein Synthetic Pointed Rounds

Michael Klein Synthetic Pointed Rounds

Michael Klein is part of a group of American artists leading the revival of representational painting hearkrning back to the Renaissance and French Academic traditions. '"Everyone has learned after testing Rosemary and Co's brushes that they are simply the best handmade brushes on the market.''   Michael created this line with us in 2017 and has endorsed them ever since. They a...More info.
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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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