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

  • The perfect introduction to Winsor & Newton Cotman Watercolours
  • The Cotman Watercolour Studio set includes 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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Video: Layering With Cotman Watercolours

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 Winsor & 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.

The Winsor and Newton 45 half pan set has high pigment, creating hues that provide hig htiniting strength and transparency. The high quality half pan set from Winsor and Newton maintains its high performance throughout the range, and can be of great benefit to those that are new to watercolour. 

 

Video: Cotman Watercolour Washes

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 watercolour 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 watercolour 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 watercolor than when using a half pan.

Which surfaces best support Watercolour?

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 Watercolor 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 : 202
  • Average Grade : 4.8 / 5
  •  the 22/01/2021
  • 5/5
Wonderful range of colours and sturdy functional case
  •  the 19/01/2021
  • 5/5
great value for money
  •  the 05/01/2021
  • 4/5
Great box of paints. I already have one but I have run out of 14 of the popular colours - shame it is cheaper to buy the whole box again rather than the individual half pans ( £39 rather than £77) needs addressing!!
  •  the 30/12/2020
  • 5/5
Good quality paints!
  •  the 22/12/2020
  • 5/5
Great value
  •  the 21/12/2020
  • 5/5
Always use these watercolours and find them excellent for my landscapes.
  •  the 17/12/2020
  • 5/5
Looks good, but as it is a present not yet opened!
  •  the 08/12/2020
  • 5/5
Third purchase of these water colours for my teenage daughters. Excellent price.
  •  the 29/11/2020
  • 5/5
Great product.
  •  the 25/11/2020
  • 3/5
studio set was a present not yet opened by receiver
  •  the 23/11/2020
  • 5/5
Better than I expected, particularly as it was discounted. A huge number of little pans of colour. Perfect for 10-year old granddaughter just taking her first steps into watercolour painting
  •  the 15/10/2020
  • 4/5
Good selection of colours/shades.
  •  the 14/10/2020
  • 5/5
Excellent quality and broad range of colours. Great case
  •  the 13/10/2020
  • 5/5
Great priced item
  •  the 08/10/2020
  • 5/5
lovely quality of paint and colours. A pleasure to use.
  •  the 12/08/2020
  • 5/5
The Winsor & Newton Cotman Watercolours are perfect as there are the choice of the different shades of colours in the pan. Excellent quality of colours not too expensive at a very reasonable price. The variety of colours will serve to produce different effects on my photography.
  •  the 24/07/2020
  • 4/5
Bought in a sale good value
  •  the 21/04/2020
  • 5/5
Good value very pleased with colour selection
  •  the 04/03/2020
  • 5/5
Fantastic value.
  •  the 28/02/2020
  • 5/5
This product was as described and I have been happily using it today.
  •  the 30/01/2020
  • 4/5
Fantastic selection of colours
  •  the 11/01/2020
  • 4/5
Present. unable to comment
  •  the 09/01/2020
  • 5/5
Such a good value set. The artist who received it is very happy.
  •  the 06/01/2020
  • 5/5
Perfect product for the beginner-professional watercolour artist, excellent descriptive guide leaflet included with the set that covers the opacity, permanence/solubility and quality of each pigment to help you pick the best colours for your particular project.
  •  the 03/01/2020
  • 5/5
Good secure case with great colours
  •  the 13/12/2019
  • 5/5
It delivers what is described.
  •  the 11/12/2019
  • 5/5
Exactly how the set should be, well designed to use and excellent price. Could not fault.
  •  the 09/05/2019
  • 5/5
It was as I expected too be.
  •  the 08/05/2019
  • 5/5
Great price, will buy them from here again in the future.
  •  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..
  •  the 07/03/2019
  • 5/5
Excellent quality
  •  the 27/02/2019
  • 5/5
Excellent value for money.
  •  the 27/02/2019
  • 5/5
Amazing price! Product delivered in a timely manner, no issues at all.
  •  the 27/02/2019
  • 5/5
Looks good but have not used them yet.
  •  the 27/02/2019
  • 4/5
Good quality student grade waercolour with many colours. Great for beginners
  •  the 15/02/2019
  • 5/5
Very good.
  •  the 15/02/2019
  • 5/5
Very good
  •  the 13/02/2019
  • 5/5
Great product
  •  the 23/01/2019
  • 5/5
good stuff
  •  the 21/01/2019
  • 5/5
Good value for money
  •  the 21/01/2019
  • 5/5
Excellent price for an excellent product
  •  the 17/01/2019
  • 4/5
Looks good not yet used
  •  the 17/01/2019
  • 4/5
Excellent
  •  the 17/01/2019
  • 4/5
Variety of colours. Would be helpful if the card enclosed showed the colour layout of the box.
  •  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.
  •  the 04/01/2019
  • 5/5
Excellent .
  •  the 21/12/2018
  • 5/5
Great value and quality
  •  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!
  •  the 19/12/2018
  • 5/5
Not seen it yet - it’s from Santa!
  •  the 19/12/2018
  • 5/5
Great product
  •  the 18/12/2018
  • 5/5
Brilliant... my brothers used it before
  •  the 16/12/2018
  • 5/5
Very good quality and range of colours at an excellent price
  •  the 14/12/2018
  • 5/5
It’s a Christmas present for my daughter, so not used yet looks good though
  •  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.
  •  the 05/12/2018
  • 5/5
Got it for my grandson for school very good
  •  the 23/11/2018
  • 5/5
A good range of colours in a convenient form. Perfect for my needs
  •  the 22/11/2018
  • 5/5
Excellent quality
  •  the 21/11/2018
  • 5/5
Best price I found and bigger than I expected so am very pleased.
  •  the 20/11/2018
  • 5/5
As described I am sure they will be well received
  •  the 15/11/2018
  • 5/5
Very good all I expected would recommend it.
  •  the 15/11/2018
  • 5/5
Amazing value for money
  •  the 12/11/2018
  • 4/5
Christmas present for granddaughter at her request, so guess it’s okay
  •  the 07/11/2018
  • 5/5
just what i wanted
  •  the 07/11/2018
  • 5/5
Excellent
  •  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.
  •  the 28/10/2018
  • 5/5
Excellent
  •  the 27/10/2018
  • 5/5
Beautiful
  •  the 25/10/2018
  • 5/5
Excellent
  •  the 20/10/2018
  • 5/5
Good quality good range of colours
  •  the 16/10/2018
  • 5/5
Windsor & Newton, the best-known at such a reasonable price. Very happy.
  •  the 12/10/2018
  • 4/5
Great
  •  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
  •  the 02/10/2018
  • 5/5
Love the colour range, usual excellent W&N quality and, by the way, what a bargain !!!
  •  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.
  •  the 15/09/2018
  • 5/5
Excellent product at a great price.
  •  the 12/09/2018
  • 5/5
Excellent value
  •  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
  •  the 05/09/2018
  • 5/5
Highly pigmented and amazing for beginners and pros alike
  •  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.
  •  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.
  •  the 11/08/2018
  • 5/5
Absolutely love them - can’t stop using it!
  •  the 07/08/2018
  • 5/5
Beautiful set of paints, individually wrapped, very high quality, in a lovely box.
  •  the 07/08/2018
  • 5/5
Just what I wanted
  •  the 25/07/2018
  • 5/5
Exactly as I expected
  •  the 20/07/2018
  • 5/5
Seem good although I've no experience.
  •  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
  •  the 11/07/2018
  • 5/5
Just what I required.
  •  the 11/07/2018
  • 5/5
Excellent
  •  the 27/06/2018
  • 5/5
Very good competitive price.
  •  the 26/06/2018
  • 5/5
Fabulous set with everything I needed
  •  the 24/06/2018
  • 5/5
A good quality priduct
  •  the 20/06/2018
  • 5/5
very impressed
  •  the 13/06/2018
  • 5/5
Excellent watercolour set with mixing palettes and quality colours.
  •  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.
  •  the 01/06/2018
  • 5/5
The colours blend beautifully
  •  the 22/05/2018
  • 5/5
My daughter loves this.
  •  the 17/05/2018
  • 4/5
Not yet used, but a friend finds hers superb.
  •  the 16/05/2018
  • 5/5
I was recommended this product by my Art teacher and have used hers and enjoyed using these paints.
  •  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!
  •  the 16/05/2018
  • 5/5
Excellent value
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