Cotman watercolour brushes are a synthetic range of the highest quality that have been created using the same skills, generated over many years, as those used in making the finest sable brushes.
For over 150 years the brush makers at Winsor and Newton have applied their knowledge to produce brushes of the highest standard. As new materials have become available they have used their experience to produce new ranges of brushes, each with their own benefits. Cotman brushes were the first complete range of synthetic brushes to be developed by Winsor & Newton.
The secret of the Cotman brush lies in the fibres. By blending fibres of differing thickness Winsor achieve the three most important qualities sought after by the artist. The thicker fibres contribute strength and spring whilst the thinner fibres improve colour carrying capacity, which have recently been improved by 50%. Together they retain a perfect point, time after time.
The handles are specifically designed to provide balance and comfort when painting, the ferrules are made from high quality nickel-plated brass which helps to prevent corrosion, clogging of hair and enables easy cleaning.
In addition, the widest range of styles and sizes to suit all applications are available from mops for large washes, angled brushes for detail, riggers for longer fine lines and of course fans and filberts.
Winsor and Newton Cotman - SERIES 111 ROUND - Short Handle
For fine detail, lines & washes.
A traditional and popular head shape for all-purpose water colour work. Can be used for broad strokes yet it will also form a sharp point. They possess good colour holding capacity, sensitivity, spring and durability.
Winsor and Newton Cotman - SERIES 222 DESIGNERS' - Short Handle
Elongated round head for precise detail and line work. With short handle.
Made to the same high standards as Series 101, these brushes have an elongated head shape, which gives and extra fine point and greater colour-holding capacity. Ideal for fine detail work and for use with all media.
Winsor and Newton Cotman - SERIES 333 RIGGER - Short Handle
An extra fine point for painting lines, long scroll work & detail.
Originally designed for painting the rigging on ships, these brushes are excellent for continuous fine lines e.g. tree branches and telephone wires.
Winsor and Newton Cotman - SERIES 777 ONE STROKE (CLEAR) - Short Handle
For creating washes, edges or shapes. The handle has a bevelled tip for burnishing or scraping.
Similar to Series 666 these wash brushes have transparent handles with beveled ends, which can be used for burnishing, scraping or as a palette knife.
Winsor and Newton Cotman - SERIES 999 SYNTHETIC MOPS - Short Handle
A domed wash brush
For wetting paper & controlling large washes.
Winsor and Newton Cotman - SERIES 888 FAN - Short Handle
For blending, softening edges and creating textures.
Winsor and Newton Cotman - SERIES 666 ONE STROKE - Long Handle
Flat wash brush. For edges & shapes or applying washes. With a long handle.
These flat brushes give firm, sharp lines for lettering and one stroke work. Popular for washes in water colour. They possess great spring and colour carrying capacity.
Winsor and Newton Cotman - WASH BRUSHES
An extra wide wash brush. For covering large areas & for broad strokes. Also for applying glazes & varnishing.
These wide, flat brushes are designed for covering large areas with water colour washes. Available in a choice of two sizes.
Winsor and Newton Cotman - COTMAN BRUSH SETS
Cotman brushes are available in two sets; a short handled brush wallet and a field brush set:
Cotman Short Handled Brush Wallet
A set containing a selection of the most popular brushes from our Cotman range: The wallet contains: 3 series 111 Water Colour Brushes (No.s 1,4 and 6) a 10mm Series 666 One Stroke Brush.
Cotman Field Brush Set
The Cotman field brush set has been speciallydeveloped for the outdoor artist. The handy zipped wallet keeps all the contents secure whilst on the move. There are three Cotman reversible brushes included, plus a field bursh, pencil, rubber and artists' sponge - perfect for usein the filed. The reversible brush allows the artist to use a full handle when painting and abursh head that is protected when not in use.