Winsor & Newton Cotman Watercolour Sketchers' Pocket Box

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This Cotman Watercolour Sketchers’ Pocket Box comes from Winsor & Newton, the company that created water colour.

  • There is 170 years of expertise invested in this collection, with the emphasis on quality balanced with affordable prices.
  • Since the greatest expense comes from the source pigments, the more expensive of these are substituted with alternatives to create hues that still provide high tinting strength and transparency.
  • This not only keeps costs down, but also makes for more consistent performance across the range, which can be of great benefit if you’re new to watercolours.

This Cotman Watercolour Sketchers’ Pocket Box contains 12 Water Colour half pans in a plastic box with mixing palette in the lid, pocket brush and colour leaflet.

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Next Working Day Delivery - Free on orders over £75

Order by 2pm Mon-Fri: £7.50

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Free, from Cass Art stores. Available to collect within 2 working days.

Saturday Delivery

Select our Saturday delivery option any day of the week (by 2pm on Friday) to have your order delivered on the following Saturday: £9.00

Q&A (8)
Q What are the colours in this set?
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Some colours may vary depending on the pigments available but standard colours include: Cadmium Yellow Pale, Cadmium Yellow, Cadmium Red, Alizarin Crimson, Ultramarine, Cobalt Blue, Sap Green, Viridian Green, Yellow Ochre, Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber and Chinese White. 

Q Hello, could you give me the dimensions of this pocket box please. Thank you
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This sketchers box is 13.2 x 2.2 x 6.6cm.

Q What surface do watercolours work best on?
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You can paint watercolour onto a variety of different surfaces. However, you want to aim to use paper that weighs either 300gsm or more. For more information about what paper we sell for watercolour, click here.

Q How do Winsor & Newton Cotman Watercolour differ from Winsor & Newton Professioinal/Artists’ Watercolour?
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Unlike Winsor & Newton Professional/Artists’ Watercolour, the Cotman range only includes 40 colours and are made by using hues of certain colours in order to save cost on sourcing expensive pigment. The Cotman range still have brilliant transparency and high tinting strength, but the Professional/Artists’ range are the highest quality watercolour from Winsor & Newton.

Q What brush should I use to paint water colour?
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You will need a soft and absorbent brush to paint watercolour. Sable brushes are typically used for this, however you can use a soft bristled synthetic brush as an alternative should you wish. Round brushes with short handles are the most common shaped brush used as these are an ideal shape and size for the fine detailing and small scale traditionally associated with watercolour painting. However, watercolour brushes come in various shapes and sizes, such as Flat, Filbert, Mop, Fan, Rigger, Sword Liner and Angled brushes which all offer different brush stroke styles and effects.

Q What are the benefits of using watercolour tube paint as oppose to using watercolour pans?
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The choice to use tubes as oppose to pans is mostly down to personal preference. Watercolour tube paints offer better colour intensity than pans and are ideal for use when painting larger scale works and washes. When it comes to watercolour tube paints, a little bit of paint goes a very long way. This makes it easier to attain a higher level concentration of paint and water. They can also be easier to mix with other colours than pans.

Q What are the benefits of using watercolour pans as oppose to using watercolour tube paints?
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The choice to use pans as oppose to tubes is mostly down to personal preference. Watercolour pans offer a quicker and easier experience when painting in watercolour, with less mess and less wasted paint than when using watercolour tube paints. The small size of the pans make them portable and easy to store which is particularly useful when painting on location.

Q What series are these paints?
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These paints are not priced in series numbers as they are beginner/student quality. In the interest of being cost effective, beginner/student quality paints are often made by mixing more economic pigments in order to create ‘hues’ that mimic more expensive pigment.

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11th November 2016 Reviewed by Denis Kane art session for older people at a community centre

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21st October 2016 Reviewed by Holly Beale I did not realise how small the watercolour set would be. The individual colours are very small amounts of each.

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14th October 2016 Reviewed by Cora Moodie Got this when a sale was on and I have been holding out for a travel set. Perfect size and quantity of paints and the brush that comes with it is good quality!

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8th October 2016 Reviewed by Michael Fincham Good quality. A present.

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23rd September 2016 Reviewed by J L Baker Bought as a gift for beginning watercolour painter.

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8th September 2016 Reviewed by Bim Marcelo Exciting!

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7th September 2016 Reviewed by Karen Robinson Fab for projects and course work. Clear colours, perfect size case for school bag.

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20th August 2016 Reviewed by ABI OLA This was a very good product, and it was only £8, they have really good deals at cass art as when I looked at other art shops it was double the price. They're also high quality!

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28th July 2016 Reviewed by Julie Goodchild Perfect pocket size and you can always pop pans in and out depending on what you need. I use with water brushes for greatest convenience when out and about .

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22nd July 2016 Reviewed by Sarah Meredith Great product for the summer when I'm out and about with my six year old and still want to be creative.
A high quality product at a fab price.

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21st July 2016 Reviewed by HENRY DEAN Great for beginners and traveling. Really is a small set but doesn't take away from the vibrancy or ability of the paints at all.

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7th July 2016 Reviewed by Cheryl Hine Sketchers are extremely useful when wanting to paint outdoors. Cotman's are student quality - but good student quality. The paints last, blend and mix well.

I have used Cotman's with mixed media - gouache, ink and artist watercolour paints. Really pleased with the results.

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6th July 2016 Reviewed by Bethany Dodd when looking for a tracker watercolour set this product often came up with great review so I started researching it and cass art was the best please to purchase it when I tried it for the first time there was great pigment and just amazing quality.however when the watercolour case moves the indervidual pans inside tend to fall out which can be annoying. overall though a great product

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9th June 2016 Reviewed by Richard James Ideal for travel

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3rd June 2016 Reviewed by Jo Stevens This is a great little watercolour set, perfect to use while out and about, good size to fit in your pocket! Also comes with a good quality paintbrush

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1st June 2016 Reviewed by Jasmine Taylor Beautiful, vibrant colours, perfect for putting in a bag and taking anywhere!

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29th April 2016 Reviewed by Paul Rooney Good cheap starter set

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18th March 2016 Reviewed by Eleanor Hodgson I bought this after being recommended by a fellow art student friend. It's fantastic. The colours are of such high quality and it's great for on the go

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17th March 2016 Reviewed by Agnes Stevens Great value for money

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23rd February 2016 Reviewed by Sara Sanderson Very good quality & excellent as a starter set & great value.

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18th February 2016 Reviewed by Veneta Haralampieva I plan to use this for personal projects. I believe it is a good product for anyone in the field of arts or architecture. Very high quality.

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16th February 2016 Reviewed by Maria Clara Gabriele Wonderful watercolour, best brand I ever used. The colour set is very good.

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11th February 2016 Reviewed by Rosemary Thomson I recommend this paint box for my new art students.It is extremely good value.

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6th February 2016 Reviewed by Tammy England Brilliant for my teenagers just starting there exams

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23rd December 2015 Reviewed by Sally Spencer This is to be a Christmas present. In the UK it is customary to give 'Christmas presents' on Christmas DAY, that is December 25th, and according to my calendar it is only December 23rd today.

Therefore I have no idea what the recipient will think about it. I hope she will like it and enjoy using it - but that is for THE FUTURE, not now.

All I know is that Winsor and Newton USED to be a very good company, and I hope they still are.

Sally M. Spencer

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15th December 2015 Reviewed by Andrew Cole Lovely watercolour set.

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12th September 2015 Reviewed by Katherine Leishman Perfect as starter kit for 10 year old.

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6th September 2015 Reviewed by Margaret Jarvis A compact watercolour box with all the necessary colours.

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12th August 2015 Reviewed by Judith Davies I bought this box as a present because I have one myself and think it excellent for the purpose it is intended.

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2nd August 2015 Reviewed by Sara Khan This watercolour set seems ideal for someone who is always out and about. I look forward to using it on my trip to Scotland this month. It has all the absolutely necessary colours. The only thing I might change is the brush.

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29th July 2015 Reviewed by Joseph Mandarin Ramos Good student set. I'll give this as a gift to a friend

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8th July 2015 Reviewed by Doreen Abel this warecolour set is high quality, and very good value.

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25th May 2015 Reviewed by DIANE WILLIAMS Lovely quality handy size

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25th May 2015 Reviewed by Kathryn Rogers Really great product - perfect for anyone who likes to sketch on the go. Lightweight and durable with a surprisingly wide range of colours and an excellent brush - a real gem of a find!

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22nd May 2015 Reviewed by Tommaso Paino good quality colours

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20th May 2015 Reviewed by Margaret White Excellent quality. I bought this palette for outdoor painting, it is ideal to take out. Would definitely recommend it to anyone who goes to paint outdoors, all the colours you need.

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20th May 2015 Reviewed by Jonathan Elphick I have bought this product before and found it of good quality.

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19th May 2015 Reviewed by nickhill High score for a discounted item. Great value and the set is perfect for little ones.

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6th May 2015 Reviewed by David Cunliffe Excellent value

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2nd May 2015 Reviewed by Nahima Sultana LOVE 😍

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30th April 2015 Reviewed by Ronald Stephens Brilliant pocketable size and light too, looking forward to using it with the Pentel water brushes.

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23rd April 2015 Reviewed by Maharlika Alonto This brand is my favorite

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13th March 2015 Reviewed by Holly Moses I like this product, it's really good compared to other watercolours, it has strong pigments and you can easily change opaqueness but my only issue with this palette is there is no black watercolour

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4th March 2015 Reviewed by v arbuthnott I regret that I bought this product. It is impossible to work out the size and I was disappointed to find it was so small.

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27th February 2015 Reviewed by Nina Griffiths Used as a portable watercolour travel kit - great size, though would recommend to Cotmans to include a Payne's Grey

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12th February 2015 Reviewed by Wendy Carpenter This is a delightful little paint box, including the good quality brush that comes with it. Enough colours to mix whatever you want. The only (very, very small)irritation is undoing the cellophane on each block to get started.

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31st January 2015 Reviewed by Jennifer Valsler I needed a small box for taking in my new campervan and this works a treat.

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7th January 2015 Reviewed by GREGOR HUGHES Excellent quality set which provides an interesting array of alternative and bold colours.

Ideal for anyone looking to begin water colouring.

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30th December 2014 Reviewed by Clare Howard-Taylor use the product when out and about as it is very light weight and compact. would recommend to anyone wanting to make quick paintings without carrying heavy equipment

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29th December 2014 Reviewed by sorayachau simple, easy to carry, very good quality.

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26th December 2014 Reviewed by joyce kasilag It's good value for money and good to use when travelling because it's very handy.

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18th December 2014 Reviewed by Joe Glover It was a gift, but was delivered too late.

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15th December 2014 Reviewed by Laura Wilson very nice little starter paint set

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12th December 2014 Reviewed by CHENXI LI nice

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12th December 2014 Reviewed by louise pilkington Useful paints

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19th November 2014 Reviewed by Carol Arrowsmith Smaller than expected but obviously good quality. Unable to comment further as this is intended as a gift.

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12th November 2014 Reviewed by Michael Mahoney Just for presonal use

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30th October 2014 Reviewed by Susan Heeley Bought these for presents and were much appreciated.

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26th October 2014 Reviewed by franhall13 I bought his as a 60th birthday gift for a friend who was going travelling.

She was very pleased with it.

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24th October 2014 Reviewed by Enric Junoy The product is very good in terms of it's quality Watercolours, but i was extremely please with the brush, which is very helpful with the work i am doing at the moment.

The only thing i was not happy with is that it is not specified what colours come in the box, as i would have prefer to have black in it, which was missing.

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21st October 2014 Reviewed by Beverley Creasey I bought this for my daughter to experiment with watercolour. The paintbrush is really neat. The set is compact but perfect for starting a new medium.

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17th October 2014 Reviewed by Rosemary Thomson This is an excellent paint box for beginners. I recommend it to my new students.

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6th July 2014 Reviewed by Laura Miller Easy to carry around. Would be good for beginner painter or for painting outdoors. Very useful.

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20th June 2014 Reviewed by Jacqueline Pexton These are small but very beautiful. The pigment in the paints is very high. They are perfect for home or travelling as they come in a solid plastic case which closes tightly. You could take them on holiday or just out to a friends. Very pleases with my purchase. They come with a little brush too.

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18th June 2014 Reviewed by beckyfishlock The quality of the product is great, my daughter unwrapped all the paint blocks with care and was delighted with them, she put them to good use immediately.

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16th June 2014 Reviewed by Cecelia Johnson I use the product mostly as a wash over oil crayons to give different textures and surfaces as the watercolour washes over the oil. I love this product, Windsor and newtons colours are intense and rich and easy to put in your bag for painting on the move.

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15th June 2014 Reviewed by Janie Murphy I intend to use the product when I am out and about. i love the range of intense colours that can be achieved.

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15th June 2014 Reviewed by AUGUSTIN BASAEN I use this product when I'm travelling.
I would recommend it to anyone who is into painting.
This is product is of high quality.

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14th June 2014 Reviewed by jan This is likely to be a present for someone or maybe i'll use it myself, great to have the choice. Thanks

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14th June 2014 Reviewed by Su Thornton I am looking forward to trying this sketchers set with the dinky brush on holiday. We fly to the Orkneys and I am mindful of the weight constraint. Quick deliver too, thanks Cass Art.

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14th June 2014 Reviewed by Gaynor Cooper Really pocket size and travels with me when ever I am travelling and can't take a full kit.
Only criticism, is that neither before purchase or on actual product does it specify the colours.

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11th June 2014 Reviewed by Maya Bosman The quality of the colours is superb.
I find the case a bit weak but it is surely justified because of the low price.
I recommend to have your own water-colour brush because the one provided is really tiny and does not retain the water well.

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11th June 2014 Reviewed by Dougal Jeffries I have used one of these for about 15 years, and bought one for a friend. My only criticism is that it would be better if the lid was made of smoothly contoured sections to make it easier to clean them out: paint tends to collect in the corners.

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9th March 2014 Reviewed by Rachel Durance Lovely small palette, great for traveling.

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20th February 2014 Reviewed by Vicky Alam Compact and lightweight. Excellent for slipping into a pocket or bag, when painting in 'the field'. Adequate range of colours.

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11th February 2014 Reviewed by Steven George Great pocket sized box ideal for accompanying you on a walk into the hills.
All the colour you will need for that watercolour sketch.

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6th February 2014 Reviewed by Veneta Chopova You can't go wrong with Winsor & Newton's products. Best quality watercolour paints with a brush that looks like a jewellery.

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30th January 2014 Reviewed by Ann Froomberg I know the paints and they are good....amazed how many pans in such a small box - bought for travelling

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29th January 2014 Reviewed by Arwen Raddon Great for a present

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27th January 2014 Reviewed by Anthony Warwood Excellent quality

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22nd January 2014 Reviewed by cynthia ng Great quality but it was much smaller than I expected.

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22nd January 2014 Reviewed by Aviya Glass Just started at classes, teacher suggested Cass art.

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21st January 2014 Reviewed by Alicia Griffiths HIghly compact set! Bargain price. Ideal for taking out and about.

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15th January 2014 Reviewed by Jessica Mcmaster I was looking for one of these everywhere and the price was a bargain!

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3rd January 2014 Reviewed by Peter Darvill Good for colouring sketches while out doing landscapes drawings. Good value for money

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12th November 2013 Reviewed by qudduskhan Alot of scenery work within my college art work. I would probably recommend this to my peers in college as the paints were good as well as the brush inside.

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1st October 2013 Reviewed by Adrienne McIntosh This pocket sized watercolour set is ideal for carrying around,I've used this when I go out sketching as it's ideal to use then. I would definitely recommend this product to any artist who likes watercolours.

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1st October 2013 Reviewed by Adrienne McIntosh This pocket sized watercolour set is ideal for carrying around,I've used this when I go out sketching as it's ideal to use then. I would definitely recommend this product to any artist who likes watercolours.
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