Winsor & Newton Wooden Art Box - Galeria Acrylic

The Winsor and Newton Galeria Acrylic Art Box is the ideal gift for budding artists, with everything they need to begin their journey of discovery and experimentation in the world of acrylic painting, including 8 x 20ml tubes, brushes and palette knives.

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What is Acrylic paint?

Fast-drying and water based, Acrylic paint is comprised of a pigment suspended in an acrylic co-polymer binder. This is then applied to a support such as a canvas. The pigment fixes to the support upon evaporation of the water, producing a slight colour change in the process. Acrylic paint dries to a water-resistant, flexible finish, making it the ideal medium for a number of craft purposes including screen printing and model making.

All colours can be thinned with water to pale washes, or used directly from the pot or tube. The quick drying properties of the range enable the artist to work speedily, and a hairdryer may be used to further accelerate the drying process.

Winsor & Newton Galeria Acrylic colours are fully intermixable and suitable for interior and exterior use, making them the perfect medium for all art and craft projects. Different textures and effects can be created with the range by adding one or more the range of Galeria Mediums.

Once completed and dry, a thin layer of varnish may be applied, to protect and preserve artwork. Varnish is available in satinmatt and gloss finishes.

Acrylic paints are water-based, so brushes used to apply the paint need only mild soap and water to clean them after use. This video illustrates how simple it is to clean and care for acrylic paint brushes.

Why choose Winsor & Newton Galeria Acrylic Colour?

Available in sets and individually, in a spectrum of 60 colours, Winsor & Newton Galeria Acrylic range provides excellent brilliance of colour, a smooth, satin finish and strong brush stroke retention.

Which surfaces best support Acrylic paint?

Containing linen textured paper, our Acrylic Painting Pads, feature an exceptional irregular textured surface, offering the ideal tooth for all acrylic colour.

Incredibly versatile, Winsor & Newton Galeria Acrylic Colour can be used on almost any semi-absorbent surface, including canvas, wood, fabric, ceramic bisque and cardboard.  In some cases, the surface may need to be first treated with a primer.

Acrylic can even be painted onto a sheet of glass, and peeled off once dry.  This object can then be mounted as a free standing or hanging sculpture, or cut into pieces to make a mosaic.

Which brushes are best for Acrylic paint?

Specially developed for painting with acrylic colours, acrylic brushes  have synthetic soft filaments, good snap and perfect spring, making them ideal for acrylic painting. Acrylic paint may also be mixed and applied using palette knives.

Which techniques work best with Acrylic paint?

The following links show some techniques on how Acrylics can be used:

Faux Finishes: Marbling

Blending and Scumbling

Can you explain some of the terms used when painting with Acrylics?

Click here for a glossary of Acrylic painting terms.

Who are Winsor & Newton?

In 1832, William Winsor and Henry Newton introduced the first moist water colours to the world. Today, Winsor and Newton remain the premier choice for artists, offering a wide variety of fine art supplies including: oil, water colour, acrylic and alkyd paints, pastels, artists' brushes, canvases, papers and portfolios. 

Product Reviews
  • Number of Reviews : 7
  • Average Grade : 5 /5
  • H. Matthew
  •  the 28/06/2018
  • 5/5
Good quality, good price
  • H. Nain
  •  the 09/05/2018
  • 5/5
Excellent price, excellent product
  • M. Louise
  •  the 11/02/2018
  • 5/5
Great starting set for beginners
  • H. Craig
  •  the 12/01/2018
  • 5/5
It's a box with paints in! Lol!
  • R. Pam
  •  the 23/12/2017
  • 5/5
Unopened as purchased for a present; l always buy good quality paints as l know from experience, if they are looked after they will serve you well.Very pleased with the price from cowling and wilcox. Will definitely buy from there in the future
  • L. Rebecca
  •  the 30/11/2017
  • 5/5
Great value for money for a quality product. Given as a gift

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