At Northwich Art Shop we stock the full range of Winsor and Newton watercolour paints designed for the student, hobbyist and the professional artist in mind.
Winsor and Newton Cotman
An excellent range of affordable watercolours, Cotman has 40 colours available in tubes and pans.
They have good transparency, excellent tinting strength and good working properties. There are also a number of water colour sets in the range.
Created from both high quality pigments and more affordable alternatives, Cotman has a carefully chosen spectrum. Designed to mix a large number of colours, achieved by selecting colours based on mass tone, under tone and the character of the pigment itself.
Winsor and Newton Professional Water Colour
With 96 colours, our Professional watercolour range offers bright, vibrant colours and unrivalled performance.
Water colour more than any other medium relies upon the variable characteristics of the pigments used. Our Professional Water Colours use only the purest pigments, and are known for their brilliance, permanence and strength of colour.
With 75 single pigment colours in the range, we offer the widest range of modern and traditional pigments for superb colour mixing.
The transparency of Professional Water Colour is due to the way the pigment is dispersed during manufacture. In thin washes, the colour is present but the reflective white of the paper can still be seen. The colours provide brilliance and clean mixing and the natural characteristics of pigments mean that some will be more transparent than others.
93 out of 96 colours in our Professional Water Colour range are classed as "permanent for artists' use”, rated AA or A for permanence to ensure that the colours used today will appear the same for generations to come.
Winsor and Newton Watercolour Markers
A range of highly pigmented water-based markers which deliver superb colour performance with added precision.
Adding a new dimension to water colour, the markers are expertly crafted with dual nibs to enable you to achieve unrivalled definition and control. Each marker has a fine point on one end and a flexible brush on the other, helping you create a variety of stunning, sweeping line thicknesses and superior detailing. The colour is easily blended with water to create soft and vibrant water colour washes.
Winsor and Newton Designers Gouache
A smoother, flatter, more opaque, brilliant professional gouache.
Designers Gouache is a range of opaque water colours, used by designers, illustrators and commercial artists to create vibrant illustrations.
All Designers Gouache colours are fully intermixable and, an opaque water colour, can be used with Winsor & Newton water colours for a matt, flat colour effect.
The opacity of Designers Gouache is due to the exceptionally high levels of pigmentation in the formulation, which results in both covering power and clean colour mixing. The natural attribute of each pigment adds to the level of opacity and contributes to covering power.
As a result of the high level of pigmentation and the Gum Arabic binder Designers Gouache dries to a matt finish. This reduces reflection when photographing gouache art work.