Winsor & Newton Cotman Watercolour Studio Set (45 Half Pans)

  • The perfect introduction to Windsor & Newton Cotman Watercolours
  • 45 brilliant colours in half pan form 
  • High-quality pigments at an affordable price
  • Great for taking on the go
  • Incredible value

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Offering good transparency and excellent tinting strength, Winsor & Newton’s Cotman Water Colours have been created using pigments of artist quality watercolour paints, yet available at an affordable price. This Windsor & Newton 45 half pan set includes a stunning array of colours in high-quality pigment.

A large set containing all 40 colours in the Cotman range, Winsor & Newton’s Cotman Water Colour Studio Set 45 also contains five extra pans. This studio set is ideal for beginners, yet also functions perfectly as professional watercolour paints. Imagine the wonders you could create with this highly pigmented and excellent quality Winsor & Newton 45 half pan set.

What is water colour?

Water colour 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 water colour paper. The pigment fixes to the support upon evaporation of the water. Click here for further product information on Winsor & Newton’s water colour range.

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

What is better, tube water colour or half pans?

There is no difference in quality between tube water colour 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 period 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 water colour than when using a half pan.

Which surfaces best support Water Colour?

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

Which brushes are best for Water Colour painting?

Water Colour 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 Water Colour. 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 Water Colour Brushes, especially if price and durability are an issue.

Which techniques work best with Water Colour?

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 : 173
  • Average Grade : 4.8 /5
  • E. Pat
  •  the 19/03/2019
  • 5/5
I was looking for a specific, replacement item. Price was extremely competitive - I could not find cheaper on Internet . Delivery was efficient and without problem. I would use this site again for other items..
  • D. Stuart
  •  the 07/03/2019
  • 5/5
Excellent quality
  • E. Samantha
  •  the 27/02/2019
  • 5/5
Excellent value for money.
  • M. Diana
  •  the 27/02/2019
  • 5/5
Amazing price! Product delivered in a timely manner, no issues at all.
  • S. Robert
  •  the 27/02/2019
  • 5/5
Looks good but have not used them yet.
  • D. Lok-Yin
  •  the 27/02/2019
  • 4/5
Good quality student grade waercolour with many colours. Great for beginners
  • P. Sharon
  •  the 15/02/2019
  • 5/5
Very good.
  • D. Radha
  •  the 15/02/2019
  • 5/5
Very good
  • T. Andrew
  •  the 13/02/2019
  • 5/5
Great product
  • N. William
  •  the 23/01/2019
  • 5/5
good stuff
  • S. Naytika
  •  the 21/01/2019
  • 5/5
Good value for money
  • B. Debbie
  •  the 21/01/2019
  • 5/5
Excellent price for an excellent product
  • F. Ian
  •  the 17/01/2019
  • 4/5
Looks good not yet used
  • M. Neil
  •  the 17/01/2019
  • 4/5
Excellent
  • B. Ann
  •  the 17/01/2019
  • 4/5
Variety of colours. Would be helpful if the card enclosed showed the colour layout of the box.
  • C. Rosemary
  •  the 10/01/2019
  • 5/5
Love the Product, Handy having 2 blue and black and white, it means i have spares :). Good paints for the price and a wide variety of colours.
  • T. Christopher
  •  the 04/01/2019
  • 5/5
Excellent .
  • C. Christopher
  •  the 21/12/2018
  • 5/5
Great value and quality
  • G. Hafsah
  •  the 20/12/2018
  • 5/5
In love with these paints! I received these as a gift from my mum, one of the best gifts I have ever been given! The variety of colours is insane, especially in comparison to my old watercolour palette which was so limited. Beautiful colours, extremely pigmented and great value for money, I can’t recommend these enough!
  • M. Jane
  •  the 19/12/2018
  • 5/5
Not seen it yet - it’s from Santa!
  • U. Philip
  •  the 19/12/2018
  • 5/5
Great product
  • B. Reena
  •  the 18/12/2018
  • 5/5
Brilliant... my brothers used it before
  • E. Yvette
  •  the 16/12/2018
  • 5/5
Very good quality and range of colours at an excellent price
  • S. Debbie
  •  the 14/12/2018
  • 5/5
It’s a Christmas present for my daughter, so not used yet looks good though
  • M. Shon
  •  the 06/12/2018
  • 5/5
This is a Christmas gift for my husband who is keen to move up from his beginners paint box. I was delighted when it arrived, securely packaged, this set is a compact - go anywhere - set of beautiful colours, which would meet the expectations of any artist. Very happy with it.
  • B. Susan
  •  the 05/12/2018
  • 5/5
Got it for my grandson for school very good
  • H. Linda
  •  the 23/11/2018
  • 5/5
A good range of colours in a convenient form. Perfect for my needs
  • H. George
  •  the 22/11/2018
  • 5/5
Excellent quality
  • B. Linda Carole
  •  the 21/11/2018
  • 5/5
Best price I found and bigger than I expected so am very pleased.
  • S. Jennifer
  •  the 20/11/2018
  • 5/5
As described I am sure they will be well received
  • T. Patricia
  •  the 15/11/2018
  • 5/5
Very good all I expected would recommend it.
  • E. Kerry
  •  the 15/11/2018
  • 5/5
Amazing value for money
  • H. Carol
  •  the 12/11/2018
  • 4/5
Christmas present for granddaughter at her request, so guess it’s okay
  • P. John
  •  the 07/11/2018
  • 5/5
just what i wanted
  • M. Susan
  •  the 07/11/2018
  • 5/5
Excellent
  • G. Michele
  •  the 03/11/2018
  • 5/5
Lovely set of paints at a great price in a sturdy case. Only tried once since buying them but the colours are very highly pigmented so I think they will last me a long time.
  • C. Joanne
  •  the 28/10/2018
  • 5/5
Excellent
  • D. Natalie
  •  the 27/10/2018
  • 5/5
Beautiful
  • D. Anthony
  •  the 25/10/2018
  • 5/5
Excellent
  • B. Amanda
  •  the 20/10/2018
  • 5/5
Good quality good range of colours
  • B. Robert
  •  the 16/10/2018
  • 5/5
Windsor & Newton, the best-known at such a reasonable price. Very happy.
  • O. John
  •  the 12/10/2018
  • 4/5
Great
  • W. Kathryn
  •  the 03/10/2018
  • 5/5
absolutely fantastic quality for the offer price paid. for just 6 of these paints i usually pay 10 pounds so was a bargain
  • B. Richard
  •  the 02/10/2018
  • 5/5
Love the colour range, usual excellent W&N quality and, by the way, what a bargain !!!
  • H. Janet
  •  the 27/09/2018
  • 5/5
Can only rate appearance of product, unfortunately, as these have been bought as a birthday present for my granddaughter. However, as she specifically asked for this particular set she has obviously been more than pleased previously - hence my rating.
  • C. Jenny
  •  the 15/09/2018
  • 5/5
Excellent product at a great price.
  • S. Tim
  •  the 12/09/2018
  • 5/5
Excellent value
  • B. Christine
  •  the 09/09/2018
  • 5/5
a lovely box of colours and small enough to take anywhere . I especially liked the way the pans had a cover over them to protected the paints
  • P. Gwenan
  •  the 05/09/2018
  • 5/5
Highly pigmented and amazing for beginners and pros alike
  • G. Joyce
  •  the 01/09/2018
  • 5/5
My grandson was delighted. I was sad that the box was plastic.i hope it can withstand journeys to and from school.
  • M. Louise
  •  the 29/08/2018
  • 5/5
This is a well designed box of half pans, with a good open and close mechanism, unlike several other brands which seem to have very cheap catches on their boxes which I assume will not last well. There is a great selection of colours, and space for brushes. I would highly recommend.
  • S. Ella
  •  the 11/08/2018
  • 5/5
Absolutely love them - can’t stop using it!
  • D. Lynne
  •  the 07/08/2018
  • 5/5
Beautiful set of paints, individually wrapped, very high quality, in a lovely box.
  • F. Kealie
  •  the 07/08/2018
  • 5/5
Just what I wanted
  • H. Graham
  •  the 25/07/2018
  • 5/5
Exactly as I expected
  • J. Kevin
  •  the 20/07/2018
  • 5/5
Seem good although I've no experience.
  • J. Kulvinder
  •  the 20/07/2018
  • 1/5
Terrible people two items missing stolen my money and didn't bother to resolve my problem sends a incomplete order then staff called Steven who is so rude refused to give my money back of stuff they didn't send horrible company stolen my money and they don't contact you back expects us as customers to not do anything about it
  • A. Mark
  •  the 11/07/2018
  • 5/5
Just what I required.
  • T. Jennie
  •  the 11/07/2018
  • 5/5
Excellent
  • B. Colin
  •  the 27/06/2018
  • 5/5
Very good competitive price.
  • N. Sarah
  •  the 26/06/2018
  • 5/5
Fabulous set with everything I needed
  • B. Roger
  •  the 24/06/2018
  • 5/5
A good quality priduct
  • A. Shane
  •  the 20/06/2018
  • 5/5
very impressed
  • B. Jane
  •  the 13/06/2018
  • 5/5
Excellent watercolour set with mixing palettes and quality colours.
  • C. Elisa
  •  the 06/06/2018
  • 5/5
Just what I needed. Portable, compact and good quality/selection of halfpans. The case looks a little cheap however.
  • B. Rachael
  •  the 01/06/2018
  • 5/5
The colours blend beautifully
  • V. Vivienne
  •  the 22/05/2018
  • 5/5
My daughter loves this.
  • K. Jeanette
  •  the 17/05/2018
  • 4/5
Not yet used, but a friend finds hers superb.
  • C. Margaret
  •  the 16/05/2018
  • 5/5
I was recommended this product by my Art teacher and have used hers and enjoyed using these paints.
  • T. Annemarie
  •  the 16/05/2018
  • 5/5
Beautifully presented water colours, like a box of chocolates. I bought them for my daughters 11th birthday as she has worn out her dads set!
  • P. Stephen
  •  the 16/05/2018
  • 5/5
Excellent value
  • P. Anne
  •  the 07/05/2018
  • 5/5
Second one I have bought for Granddaughter
  • B. Felicity
  •  the 28/04/2018
  • 5/5
Just starting out using watercolours, good selection of colours, good value.
  • D. Karen
  •  the 10/03/2018
  • 5/5
Very good paints with every colour needed.
  • M. Louise
  •  the 08/03/2018
  • 5/5
Good quality and cheapest on this website when I bought it!
  • H. Lyn
  •  the 07/03/2018
  • 5/5
Lovely det
  • G. John
  •  the 07/03/2018
  • 5/5
excellent product
  • S. Nina
  •  the 06/03/2018
  • 5/5
Very good quality and about half the price of one I found elsewhere.
  • R. Emma
  •  the 04/03/2018
  • 5/5
Lovely set of paints, great mix of colours, perfect for beginners to more experienced painters.
  • L. Shelley
  •  the 03/03/2018
  • 5/5
Love this set
  • M. Ann
  •  the 01/03/2018
  • 4/5
Lovely set, but why is there all that individual wrapping? That’s really not necessary
  • S. Anne
  •  the 28/02/2018
  • 5/5
Beautiful colours - really good product.
  • W. Dorothy
  •  the 28/02/2018
  • 5/5
I bought one of these for myself and made some people jealous in my art group. I have since bought more for them and am awaiting yet another order. I have been using mine these past few wekks and find they are excellent.
  • T. Sarah
  •  the 28/02/2018
  • 5/5
Excellent product at an amazing price
  • C. Cheryl
  •  the 25/02/2018
  • 5/5
My daughter was delighted with these paints, exactly what she wanted and at an excellent price.
  • G. Mark
  •  the 16/02/2018
  • 5/5
Great colours for beginners set but will probably have no need for this amount of different colours , great price
  • W. Dorothy
  •  the 14/02/2018
  • 5/5
Excellent. I bought one set for myself and another for a friend. Highly recommended.
  • W. Thomas
  •  the 14/02/2018
  • 5/5
Good quality ,third time of buying this product,first from internet fast service.
  • C. Steven
  •  the 06/02/2018
  • 5/5
Great product & Price, shame about the plastic box.
  • T. Michelle
  •  the 03/02/2018
  • 5/5
Excellent
  • W. Christine
  •  the 03/02/2018
  • 5/5
Exactly what I expected
  • R. Derek
  •  the 02/02/2018
  • 5/5
Superb value for money. Some of the main colours are duplicated which is great. Good, strong box with divisions for mixing colours. Cotman watercolours rightfully enjoy a good reputation.
  • F. Samuel
  •  the 01/02/2018
  • 4/5
Plenty of colour in a nice case
  • T. Joanne
  •  the 31/01/2018
  • 5/5
Very pleased, good price
  • B. Colleen M
  •  the 30/01/2018
  • 5/5
Great value, I'm very pleased on my bargain and could hardly wait to try them . thank you!
  • D. Margaret
  •  the 30/01/2018
  • 5/5
A great product for a very reasonable cost. Very happy with my purchase.
  • G. Haf
  •  the 30/01/2018
  • 5/5
A brilliant upgrade to my Coteman 12 pan palette.
  • G. Gugum
  •  the 27/01/2018
  • 4/5
good product
  • L. Michael
  •  the 27/01/2018
  • 4/5
Cannot comment as not recieved aafter 10 days Their paints have been good previously so rated on previous purchases
  • W. Dorothy
  •  the 27/01/2018
  • 5/5
Great product. The lady I ordered it for is highly delighted. Great price too.
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