|My collection of Rosemary & Co travel brushes in their roll.|
I've written about Rosemary&Co brushes before here, but wanted to update the Travel brushes, also called Reversible or Pocket brushes. This is the largest range of different brush sizes and styles currently available and being a direct-to-artist manufacturer, the prices are very reasonable.
I caught up with Rosemary at the Amsterdam Urban Sketchers Symposium in July, where, once again, she was one of the sponsors. I was able to see some of the new brushes they have created, as well as some that have changed a bit. Here is the almost complete range, including the old and new versions of a couple of them. The full range is mostly natural hair, with some a mix and one a full synthetic. As I love natural hair brushes I haven't actually tried the synthetic! But as you can see, most of these are well loved. the sables are Kolinsky sable, the mixes are a mix of sable and synthetic and there are a few squirrel brushes as well.
|Rosemary&Co Travel (or Pocket or Reversible) brushes - R0, R1, R2, R3, R3 (new larger case version), R4, R5, R6, R7, R8, R8 (new larger case version), R9, R12, R13, R14, R15, R16 (new).|
|Close up of Rosemary&Co Travel brushes - R0, R1, R2, R3, R3 (new version), R4, R5, R6, R7, R8, R8 (new version), R9, R12, R13, R14, R15, R16 (new).|
I've used Rosemary & Co travel brushes a lot over the years. It's quite a remarkable range and as a company they are prepared to listen to feedback and improve the brushes or add to the range, which is terrific.
They are exploring different ways to add labels, different handle types, different hair shapes. Getting the larger cases took some research and effort but was requested by the artists who are using the brushes. I'm particularly enjoying the larger dagger and the new larger case R8. My previous old version was almost worn out!