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Winsor Newton Artists' Watercolors
Winsor & Newton Artists' Watercolors

Since 1832 when Henry Newton and William Winsor introduced the first moist water colours to the world, much of their reputation for supreme quality has stemmed from the Artists' Water Colour range. Since then Artists' Water Colour continues to be formulated and manufactured according to their founding principles; to create an unparalleled water colour range which offers artists the widest and most balanced choice of pigments with the greatest possible permanence.

Each colour within this wide and balanced spectrum of 96 colours, has been selected and formulated to offer the greatest choice so that artists can use a unique palette that best suits their work. Water colour more than any other medium relies upon the variable characteristics of the pigments used. As it is essentially a staining technique, everything rests on the handling properties of the pigments; whether they can produce a smooth wash or a textured wash; how opaque or transparent they are; the brilliance and strength of their colour; and so on. With this in mind, it has always been Winsor & Newtons aim to provide artists with the widest possible range of pigments to give them the greatest choice and flexibility. It takes a total of 87 different pigments to produce the 96 Artists' Water Colours.

The world's industries have also multiplied during the history of Winsor & Newton, leading to the continual development of new pigments. Plastics, ceramics, aviation and car industries have also needed stable, bright, dense colours and this has been wonderful news for artists. Today's Artists' Water Colours contain an ever-widening range of high performance pigments, which ensure strength of colour and excellent brilliance combined with extremely high permanence ratings.

See our tutorial, "How to Start a Great Painting" for an inspirational source of information on the process of making great art.

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