The Winsor & Newton Professional Watercolour Artists' Field Box is compact and lightweight and has been cleverly designed to fit snugly into the pocket while providing everything required for successful outdoor water colour painting.
Constructed in durable plastic with thumb ring, the Field Box opens up to reveal 12 half pans of Professional Water Colours and a high quality Brush, Artists' Sponge, 3 mixing areas and a 35ml. capacity water bottle.
(subject to variation):
|Winsor Lemon||Cadmium Free Yellow|
|Cadmium Free Red||Alizarin Crimson|
|French Ultramarine||Winsor Blue (Green Shade)|
|Permanent Sap Green||Yellow Ochre|
|Burnt Sienna||Burnt Umber|
|Payne's Gray||Ivory Black|
I have used the "Artists' Field Box" for several years. It is ideal when you need to travel light on a sketching trip or on holiday. Using the thumb ring on the base, the box with it's water container balances nicely on my left hand and is perfectly adequate for painting watercolours up to A4 size.
You do need to carry an extra small bottle of water though as the one included holds very little. And carry a larger brush. John (Bristol) on 23 Jul 2007
Unlike many of Winsor & Newton's watercolour boxes, this is actually designed by them, rather than simply being bought in to fill with their paints. And it is a genuinely intelligent design, the most practical box by far to stick in a pocket 'in case'. And if you are determined to travel light, I think, unlike John from Bristol that you would just about cope with the water from the bottle in the box. Only just, mind. But I couldn't agree more about the brush, the one included is around a size 1.
This box is so practical I would regard it as good value even before Ken Bromley applied their usual discount. At the time of writing this review (August 2007), they are offering it at 50% off, which is so good that I have just ordered a couple to give away as presents.
Recommended without reservation. Stephen (Norwich) on 25 Aug 2007
The kit is fine after removing the pan colours and squeezing in your own pallette of 12 paints. The brush is far too small so I use water brushes from Pentel or Derwent. Then the water bottle can be used to top up the reservoir of the brushes and the water container holds a sponge or tissue wad to clean or dry the water brush when neccessary. Compact and ideal for travelling light. Derek Mundell (Kopavogur, Iceland) on 2 Nov 2014