Water Colour is the most popular painting method worldwide today. Its popularity can be largely attributed to the exquisite effects of depth, texture and light which can be achieved from its delicate washes. It is also attractive for its portability - all you need is a paint box, brush, a sheet of paper and some water!
Essentially, water colour is pigment in a water-soluble medium. The more water you add, the lighter and more transparent the colour becomes. If you look at a water colour painting, you will notice that the colours are transparent, and the paper, which is still visible underneath, forms part of the overall effect.
In 1832, a chemist and a painter, William Winsor and Henry Newton, set up a business with a new invention - moist water colour. This is what has become known as pan colour today. On perfecting the metal tube in 1841, moist water colour in tubes quickly followed.
Today, due to its unrivalled excellence, Artists' Water Colour from Winsor & Newton is used by more artists around the world than any other brand! In fact, the company owes much of its reputation for the supreme quality of its products to the Artists' Water Colour range.
Professional Water Colours are made from the finest and widest range of pigments with the highest pigment strength and the greatest transparency.
Cotman Water Colours are a range of moderately priced water colours which have been carefully chosen to offer a wide colour spectrum within a uniform price. Cotman Water Colour is suitable for amateur artists or those accomplished artists who require larger volumes of colour at an economical price.
Far superior to their dye based equivalents, Winsor & Newton Watercolour Markers deliver vibrant colour that is formulated using only the finest artists' pigments. Dual tipped, these pens offer the precision and control of a marker with the natural beauty of watercolour.
Professional Watercolour Sticks offer the same vibrant colour as the Professional Watercolour range, in a convenient stick form. Use wet or dry - and even activate years after application! Use them to combine the best of your drawing and painting techniques.
Winsor & Newton offer a wide variety of Watercolour Mediums that can be used to adjust the working properties of your Watercolour Paints. Increase drying time, add gloss, improve flow and even add textures and effects; the creative possibilities are endless!