Review: Rosemary & Co Pocket Watercolour Brushes

Perfect company for the travelling artist.

Our Verdict

The pocket sables are great brushes for any travel-sketching watercolourist.


  • Portable and protected
  • High quality brush


  • All look the same when closed
  • Care needed when inserting

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With so much inspiration for artists around every corner, it's a shame to shut yourself away indoors. But for all the benefits and exciting possibilities you get with painting outside, there's a big downside – having to carry all of your equipment.

The answer is to travel light and when it comes to brushes, choosing a pocket-sized version that will work with various painting techniques, can really make things easier. Making something smaller can sometimes mean sacrificing quality, though, so we were interested to see whether Rosemary & Co, a company with an excellent reputation in the quality of the brushes it produces, fell into this trap with its range of pocket/reversible watercolour brushes.

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The Verdict

out of 10

Rosemary & Co Pocket/Reversible Watercolour Brushes

The pocket sables are great brushes for any travel-sketching watercolourist.

Rob Lunn is a self-taught painter, and loves to paint in oils. His influences are Vincent van Gogh, Caravaggio and Ilya Repin. He has taught art workshops since 2012 and gets a real buzz from teaching people to draw and paint. He has contributed to Paint & Draw magazine and bookazines, and has also provided traditional art tutorials for Creative Bloq.