Winsor & Newton Professional Water Colour Sticks are a versatile aid for any artist drawing and/or painting their composition. The colour can be applied to paper like a pencil before adding a small amount of water to create a wash.
Alternatively, it can be used directly with a brush like pan colour, or used to add detail to an existing water colour artwork.
Yes! Winsor & Newton Professional Water Colour Sticks are made of the same professional grade pigments as Professional Water Colour tubes and pans, as our Innovation and Development team know that pigment loading is optimum for the brightest colour performance.
You can use your Winsor & Newton Professional Water Colour Sticks in the same way as water colour pans. Try painting outdoors, in a studio setting or even on-the-go. The Sticks have been specially formulated so that they can be used dry and then wet after any period of time.
Your Winsor & Newton Professional Water Colour Sticks are soluble, so remember to store them in a dry place away from moisture and humidity.
The Sticks can be used in the same temperature as any other water colour range (between 0ºC and 40ºC).
Specially formulated using highly durable, lightfast pigments, Winsor & Newton Professional Water Colour Sticks will provide excellent permanence, well above that of a dye-based equivalent colour.
Winsor & Newton Professional Water Colour Sticks are intermixable with traditional water colour.
You can. Winsor & Newton Professional Water Colour Sticks are fully intermixable with traditional water colour and make an excellent complement to many water colour techniques.
Yes, your Sticks can be used in conjunction with other forms of dry colour. Try incorporating them into your sketching and drawing practice to produce interesting results!
Winsor & Newton Professional Water Colour Sticks do not lend themselves to easy sharpening, but the shape has been developed to facilitate the drawing of fine lines.
Like water colour pans, the Sticks are highly pigmented, which means colours look quite similar in their concentrated stick form. The label provides a useful colour reference. The handling of the water sensitive sticks is also made easier and less messy by having a label with added perforations for controlled removal.
If you are interested in seeing a detailed Colour Chart for the Sticks range, you may view and download a PDF online.
Your Sticks can be used on the same surfaces as any traditional Winsor & Newton water colour paint. View our range of water colour paper to explore some of these surfaces.
A Stick provides a similar amount of colour and usage as an equivalent Professional Water Colour whole pan or 5ml Professional Water Colour tube.
You do not need to prepare your surface! Winsor & Newton Professional Water Colour Sticks can either be used directly on dry paper and then washed, or applied onto pre-wetted water colour paper. It all depends upon your desired effect.
Your Sticks will give you the same matte finish as Winsor & Newton traditional water colour pans and tubes.
As with traditional water colours, due to the sensitivity to water, varnishes should not be used. Conventional advice for water colours is to display art work behind glass.