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 : 207
  • Average Grade : 4.8 / 5

  • 12/04/2021
  • 4/5
Have not used the product yet. Looking forward to painting with this wide colour range.

  • 24/03/2021
  • 5/5
First class

  • 09/02/2021
  • 5/5
Great colour selection. Always feeling like a kid when I open one of their watercolour sets.

  • 03/02/2021
  • 5/5
Very good value for money and also one of very few larger color ranges available in one set.

  • 27/01/2021
  • 5/5
So pleased with my45 half pan watercolour set. Great value for money and super quality paints. Very user friendly !

  • 22/01/2021
  • 5/5
Wonderful range of colours and sturdy functional case

  • 19/01/2021
  • 5/5
great value for money

  • 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!!

  • 30/12/2020
  • 5/5
Good quality paints!

  • 22/12/2020
  • 5/5
Great value

  • 21/12/2020
  • 5/5
Always use these watercolours and find them excellent for my landscapes.

  • 17/12/2020
  • 5/5
Looks good, but as it is a present not yet opened!

  • 08/12/2020
  • 5/5
Third purchase of these water colours for my teenage daughters. Excellent price.

  • 29/11/2020
  • 5/5
Great product.

  • 25/11/2020
  • 3/5
studio set was a present not yet opened by receiver

  • 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

  • 15/10/2020
  • 4/5
Good selection of colours/shades.

  • 14/10/2020
  • 5/5
Excellent quality and broad range of colours. Great case

  • 13/10/2020
  • 5/5
Great priced item

  • 08/10/2020
  • 5/5
lovely quality of paint and colours. A pleasure to use.

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