Our Summer Sale is in full swing and to celebrate some of the fantastic offers we have on our watercolour products, we wanted to shout about Artists' Quality watercolour from Winsor & Newton.
Winsor & Newton are a leading brand in paint and innovation, and have been for many years. They keep painting materials fresh and new, so read on to find out about the brand behind the paint, and for our suggestions on painting with their beloved medium of watercolour.
FUN FACTS ABOUT WINSOR & NEWTON
Winsor & Newton developed the first ever moist water colours back in 1835.
Queen Victoria commissioned Winsor & Newton to make the Kolinsky Sable Series 7 Brush - it was her favourite size brush to paint with!
William Winsor patented the screw cap top that is so widely used even today on watercolour tubes.
They continue to bring innovation to the world of art materials, with the introduction of Professional Watercolour Sticks and Watercolour Markers offering watercolour in never-before-seen forms.
The Winsor & Newton Artists' Watercolour Lightweight Box of 24 Half Pans is currently in the Cass Art Sale. With a range of pure, brilliant colours, it RRP is £125.00 but for a limited time only we are selling it for £39.95. So get shopping so you can paint with artist quality this summer.
TOP TIPS FOR WATERCOLOUR PAINTING
Which form to choose?
Watercolour is available in both pans and tubes; it’s exactly the same paint but you may favour one over another depending on how you want to apply your paint. Pans are great if you want to build up layers and apply fine details, and tubes are good for applying lots of intense colour more quickly.
Paint with water and either synthetic or sable brushes. It’s better value to buy a set of brushes rather than individual ones, as you’ll get a good range of sizes.
Choose your paper wisely
You should ideally paint onto watercolour paper, because it’s designed specially to be extra absorbent and take the wet application of colour. Cass Art Watercolour Paper or Arches are a great choice of paper when working with Winsor & Newton watercolours.
All in one
You can use the lid of your watercolour set as a mixing palette, so you don’t need to buy a separate palette to mix your colours.
Clean your brushes with cool or lukewarm water. Hot water can melt the glue that holds the bristles in place and ruin your brushes.
Join the Watercolour Revolution
Once you’re confident with the basics of watercolour, branch out and start exploring the innovations in the medium, including Watercolour Markers and Professional Watercolour Sticks from Winsor & Newton.