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Winsor & Newton Cotman Watercolour Sketchers' Pocket Box (12 Half Pans)

  • The perfect introduction to Winsor & Newton Cotman Watercolours
  • 12 brilliant colours in half pan form
  • High quality pigments at an affordable price
  • Great for smaller applications of colour
  • Ideal for outdoor use

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Video: Layering With Cotman Watercolours

More than any other medium, watercolour relies upon the variable characteristics of the pigments used.  Offering a carefully chosen spectrum of 40 colours, Winsor & Newton’s Cotman Water Colours have been created using both high quality pigments and more affordable alternatives. This pocket-sized set includes an integrated palette and brush, as well as 12 half pans of Cotman watercolours. 

This set of 12-half pan Winsor & Newton Cotman watercolours in a convenient pocket box is an excellent introduction to Cotman watercolours specifically, or to watercolours in general. They’re perfect for use on the go or at your comfortable studio spot. 

Included colours: Lemon Yellow Hue, Cadmium Yellow Hue, Cadmium Red Pale Hue, Alizarin Crimson Hue, Ultramarine, intense Blue Phthalo Blue, Chinese White, Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna, Yellow Ochre, Sap Green and Viridian Hue.

Video: Cotman Watercolour Washes

Cotman watercolours are an accessible paint that are easy to use for beginners with fine art pigments and reduced pigment load. This makes them easier to apply than professional watercolour paints. Winsor & Newton produce cotman watercolours without compromising on quality at all. 

What is watercolour?

Watercolour is produced by the combination of a pigment with a binder, usually Gum Arabic. This is then applied, with water, to a support such as watercolour paper. The pigment fixes to the support upon evaporation of the water. Click here for further product information on Winsor & Newton’s Watercolour range.

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

Which is better: tube watercolour or half pans?

There is no difference in quality between tube watercolour and half pans, the difference is in the application. Designed for ease of travel, half pan colours are perfect to use on the go. Half pans are popular with artists who paint infrequently, as the paints may be left for a long periods of time between uses, without affecting their quality.

One of the main features of the tubes is controlled measurement of use, applying as little or as much as required by the artist. Big spaces are more easily covered using tube watercolour than when using a half pan.

Which surfaces best support Water Colour?

When choosing a watercolour surface, it is important to consider the absorbency, colour and stability of the paper. Our range of Watercolour Paper & Pads offers an extensive choice of size and style, to meet artists’ every requirement.

Which brushes are best for watercolour painting?

Watercolour painting requires the brush to hold large amounts of water and paint. Natural hair brushes, particularly Red Sable brushes, tend to be favoured by artists working with watercolour. With a middle body able to hold a good reservoir of colour, Sable hair has excellent spring and resilience. The hairs are particularly strong at the brush’s fine tip, allowing the brush to be used both delicately and aggressively. 

Advancements in the production of synthetic hair have resulted in a rise in popularity of Synthetic Watercolour Brushes, especially if price and durability are an issue.

Which techniques work best with watercolour?

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

Water Colour Revolution

Techniques For Contemporary Water Colour

Focus On Water Colour Illustration Techniques

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 : 53
  • Average Grade : 4.8 / 5

  • 03/04/2021
  • 5/5
Easy to use and pigmented.

  • 29/03/2021
  • 5/5
Very pigmented, really nice to work with

  • 24/03/2021
  • 5/5
Very good

  • 15/03/2021
  • 4/5
I would have bought a bigger one if I had realised the dimensions ..but probably thats my own fault ..I didnt check the dimensions ..

  • 12/03/2021
  • 5/5
I am happy with my purchase which is good value for price.

  • 03/03/2021
  • 5/5
So cute havent used yet but will be very useful.

  • 24/02/2021
  • 5/5
very convenient. good quality

  • 22/02/2021
  • 5/5
lovely quality pocket box of watercolours and a very useful brush included with a protective replaceable metal cover. The paint pans were chunkier than is normally found in boxes of watercolours.

  • 04/02/2021
  • 5/5
Just loving using this little pan. Perfect for starting out (as I am)

  • 26/01/2021
  • 5/5
Really like the paints good strong colours.

  • 24/01/2021
  • 5/5
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  • 13/01/2021
  • 5/5
Great quality.

  • 28/12/2020
  • 5/5
Quality product.

  • 20/12/2020
  • 5/5
Perfect for an artist on the go.

  • 19/12/2020
  • 5/5
From this company I would expect nothing less than excellent; quality. This box did not let me down.

  • 19/12/2020
  • 5/5
Lovely little set. My first time using watercolours and I already really enjoy it.

  • 14/12/2020
  • 5/5
All you need for art on the go.

  • 10/12/2020
  • 5/5
EXCELLENT

  • 04/12/2020
  • 5/5
Got this as a gift for a friend as i love mine, great value!

  • 23/11/2020
  • 5/5
Paint palettes for artistic twin grandchildren. Perfec

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