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Winsor & Newton Cotman Water Colour Paint Sketchers' Pocket Box, Half Pans, 14-Pieces
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- Winsor & Newton Cotman Water Colours are a range of water colours that are made to our high quality standards but costs are kept to an economical level by replacing some of the more costly pigments with less expensive alternatives
- Cotman Water Colours possess good transparency, excellent tinting strength and good working properties
- This popular pocket-sized plastic box features an integral mixing palette in the lid
- This water colour set contains a pocket brush and 12 Cotman Water Colour half pans: Lemon Yellow Hue, Cadmium Yellow Hue, Cadmium Red Pale Hue, Alizarin Crimson Hue, Ultramarine, Intense Blue (Phthalo Blue), Viridian Hue, Sap Green, Yellow Ochre, Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, Chinese White
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This popular pocket-sized plastic box features an integral mixing palette in the lid and contains: 1 x pocket brush, 14 x cotman water color half pans: lemon yellow, cadmium yellow, cadmium red pale hue, crimson Alizarin, ultramarine, intense blue, Emerald green, sap green, yellow ochre, burnt sienna, burnt Umber, China white. Actual contents may vary.
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Winsor & Newton Cotman Water Colour
Cotman Water Colours are a range of water colours that are made to our normal high quality standards but costs are kept to an economical level by replacing some of the more costly pigments with less expensive alternatives. The range consists of 40 colours which possess good transparency, excellent tinting strength and good working properties.
Costs are kept to an economical level by replacing some of the more costly pigments with less expensive alternatives. Pigments derive from a number of sources: Some are natural products, notably the earths, eg. umbers, ochres; others come from metal compounds and are sometimes termed 'traditional' or 'genuine', eg. ultramarine.
The distillation of petroleum yields an ever widening range of organic pigments which are often termed as 'modern'. Many of the pigments used in Cotman are organic.
The Cotman Water Colour range has a more uniform consistency than the Professional Water Colour range and this benefits beginners as there is less to learn about each individual pigment. The Cotman Water Colour range also relates to the Winsor & Newton Professional Water Colour range, e.g. Burnt Sienna in both ranges has the same hue. This enables artists to use colours from both ranges with minimal adjustment to their technique.
White in the Range
Traditionally the white of the paper provides the brilliance to water colour and can be used as highlights. However, some artists utilize Chinese White for highlights at the end of their painting or in dulling some colour mixtures down.
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|Expand Your Options:||Available in 8ml & 21ml sizes||By adding the appropriate medium, you can further expand your options by increasing granulation or texture, improve blending & lifting, create iridescence, reduce drying time, and so on.||The art of water colour painting demands the finest quality paper - paper that works for you and with you.||Cotman brushes are a range of pure synthetic water colour brushes of the highest quality that have been created using the same skills, generated over many years, as those used in making the finest sable brushes.|
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The brush is nothing to get excited over. It is just a small round or liner-type brush. I probably won't use it, as it gives me hand cramps since the handle is so tiny.
I would like to address several complaints I have seen.
First, with the watercolor cakes coming out of the pans. I simply took the cake out of the pan, put a big drop of water underneath, and stuck the paint cake back in. After a bit the water makes the paint a bit gummy, so I simply gave it a firm press, and I haven't had a problem since.
Another complaint is that the paint pans don't stay in the case. Well, that is true, but again I have a simple fix. I took the plastic pans of paint out of the box, and added just a dab of hot glue, then gave them a firm press back into the palette. This worked well. I tried prying them out, and they stick. When they are gone, you can simply take a pair of pliers and pull out the empty pan and replace. On my other set I used a piece of double sided tape that I cut in half length wise, then stuck the pans back in. I think I like it better then the hot glue. The tape holds well, but the pans can be pulled out just simply using the end of a brush to pry it out. Sticky tack/blue tack/museum putty works well too.
Because these pans are sold as open stock, meaning you can replace one color at a time, I would not suggest getting too carried away with super glueing the pans into the palette.
I wanted to upgrade my watercolor supplies (in past used crayola then artist loft - both of which are great for beginners and very inexpensive...but have some limitations and I was finding it difficult to get the pigments & transparency I wanted). Read many reviews and watched YouTube and decided upon Winsor & Newton Cotman set. Glad I got these. I'm having so much fun painting now - it is so much easier to mix colors and get the transparency I desire. Colors mix with water easily and glide across paper. I guess my next investment will be in paper (I'm still using the cheapest watercolor paper I can find). I've included a picture of the watercolor set (I haven't had it very long but I've used it a LOT). One negative about the set is the brush. It came with some bent bristles (you can see this in picture). I've tried to reshape it but have been unsuccessful so far. I've got my own brushes (a set of Royal & Langnickel synthetic sable from Michaels) that I've been using. Paints themselves are outstanding. Would be nice to have black and some skin tones...but I've found I can mix all of these when needed (I've included a color chart that I made). The case is great too. Feels sturdy and reusable. Should be able to refill easily in future. Expect this set to last a long time.
I bought these as an upgrade to my Reeves student grade tube paints, and it was well worth it, they are still not artist quality, but they were a nice step up from the Reeves.
I have owned this palette for nearly a year now, and haven't used all of the paint yet. I have seen the replacement pans online for around $3. They also sell the cotman tube paints at major craft stores for $4-$8, depending on the color. I plan to buy the artist quality pans as I run out of the pans, so eventually I will have a 48 half pan artist quality set, but I won't have to pay for it all at one time.
1. The colors they chose for this set are pretty pathetic for a limited palette. The cobalt blue and ultramarine are almost identical, so if you want to mix your own green you won't get anything but olive tones. The lack of a good middle blue such as phthalo blue really limits the use of this palette. The white is basically useless, who knows why they included it. Permanent rose would have been a much better choice over alizarin crimson as it mixes cleaner, brighter colors. There is no purple or black/grey included although these can be mixed. (Tip: you can remove the paints out of the pans and squeeze in your own tube paints).
2.The box closes very tightly and it's a huge struggle to get it opened every single time.
3. The mixing lid does not lay flat, so the paint drips down as you are mixing it, or even after.
4. There are spaces in between the half pans so they will rattle and move around as you try to use them (this drove me crazy, I had to put pieces of sponge in between them to correct it).
I ended up throwing it this pallete. Too many adjustments were necessary and it just isn't worth the frustration.
I took a photo of the paints next to their wrappers. If the paint box gets bumped, the paints fall out of their pans and it's hard to know which box to put them in. You'll want to know this because the box has the color name and number which you'll need when the paint runs out so you can reorder.
I used only a tiny bit of paint to paint the "Fourth of July" painting included with this review. The paper is 18"x12" so the paint goes a long way!
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Detto questo, il prodotto merita assolutamente 5 stelle anche con o senza pennello omaggio e con o senza ingombro eccessivo.
Allego 3 illustrazioni che ho fatto con Acquerelli W&N!
Se trata de una completa caja de plastico blanco con capacidad para 48 medios godets, por lo q puedes añadir medio gotes sueltos.
Los colores que trae son 40 diferentes mas 5 repetidos. Los repetidos son los basicos mas usados color blanco, negro, azul, amarillo y rojo.
El nombre y codigo de cada color viene impreso en el envoltorio de papel y en el lateral del propio cacillo de plastico blanco de cada pigmento.
El precio es extraordinario comparado con el mismo producto en otras webs.
Adjunto varias fotos.
La caja que adquirí yo en concreto viene con negro y blanco colores algo innecesarios en la acuarela, también viene con gris de payne el cual es bastante versátil y con el que puedes hacer muchas mezclas. En la foto que adjunto se puede observar la amplia gama de colores que se obtiene con 12 pastillas.
Bien qu'en plastique, la palette est solide. Elle est astucieusement conçue en proposant de grandes surfaces pour stocker et mélanger ses couleurs. Les demi-godets ne sont pas fixés, j'ai du mettre un point de colle sous chacun d'entre eux pour les maintenir en place. Elle prend de la place sur un bureau, il vaut mieux avoir un espace de dessin assez grand.
On trouve une quarantaine de couleurs différentes - tout le nuancier Cotman - dans ce set, ce qui est génial pour expérimenter et connaître les couleurs que l'on affectionne le plus pour ses créations. Mais, malgré leur renommée, je trouve les aquarelles Cotman assez sèches, peu pigmentées et leur fini un peu trop "pastel", il faut prélever beaucoup de peinture dans un godet pour obtenir une couleur riche. Elles manquent clairement de pep's et je me suis trouvée rapidement frustrée en peignant avec. Je possède quelques demi-godets de Van Gogh que je leur préfère en qualité étudiante. Récemment, j'ai également acquis une petite palette d'aquarelles "White Nights" dont le prix est également abordable et je les trouve bien supérieures aux Cotman ! De plus, je connais aujourd'hui mes couleurs de prédilection et un set aussi grand ne m'est plus utile, aussi, j'ai revendu ce set Cotman.
Néanmoins, je conseille cette palette aux débutants ou aux personnes avec un petit budget qui souhaitent peindre et expérimenter avec beaucoup de couleurs. Mais si vous le pouvez, pour une gamme de prix légèrement supérieure, les aquarelles "White Nights" me paraissent un bien meilleur rapport qualité/prix.
At first I was hesitant because I thought why not just use acrylic as watercolour? But these colours are so concentrated and vibrant it's beautiful. Also it's really easy to just make things that look nice using watercolours.
Easy to use hard to master.
I love them especially at the discount price of £40!!
Here's some photos of the first two things I've done so far
The box is sturdy off-white plastic with two folding lids - one split into large mixing areas and one split into small ones.The half-pans are in rows moulded within the plastic with small wedge-y projections holding them in place. This means that you cannot put whole pans into the same box (without filing down the projections). If you remove a lot of the paints (like the duplicates), the others tend to rattle around a lot more. When it arrives, every half-pan is individually wrapped and it is a LOT of fun unwrapping all 45 of them! In some cases, the actual extruded paint block falls out of the half-pan very easily, but all you need to do is paint water onto the base of it and put it into the half pan and let it dry overnight - if that fails, repeat it with a gum Arabic solution instead. There is space for a brush but no brush is provided - the space isn't enough for a waterbrush, but it would take a decent sized round or a squirrel-hair mop.
Whilst this is named a "studio set", I'm actually using it for en plein air painting and keeping my high-quality paints for studio use - all that was needed was a sheet of foam over the paints to keep them from slipping in transit and to fill any gaps with blocks of sponge (very useful in the field). I've added a size 000 squirrel hair mop (holds a lot of paint but has a fine point) for en plein air use, along with a half-pan of oxgall for effects. Similar adaptations could be used when transporting this to and from classes, for example.
The paints lift really easily - you can mist the whole lot with water containing a drop of acrylic flow enhancer and then paint within seconds (using normal clean water for painting). They re-wet really well, quite unlike Cotman tube paints that have been dried down - but that drop of flow enhancer makes a world of difference.
Questi colori sono decisamente buoni, sicuramente non di livello professionale per chi è un vero "purista" dell'acquerello, ma è una linea comunque di qualità per chi deve studiare, per chi comincia e non vuole accontentarsi dei classici acquerelli per bambini. Sono ottimi se associati ad una buona carta e a dei buoni pennelli.
La scatolina è piccola, quando la vedi arrivare in effetti fa strano… ma è ovvio dato che si tratta di una versione portatile e io adesso che la sto usando la trovo comoda, compatta ed essenziale. La gamma dei colori per quel che ne devo fare io è perfetta, mescolando si ottengono tante diverse soluzioni. Non trovo sbagliata la scelta di non mettere il nero, io personalmente nell'acquerello non lo uso puro come colore, quindi mi sta bene che non ci sia. Il bianco invece lo uso poco…
La resa dei colori è ottima, giusta trasparenza, ma anche brillantezza. Il pennellino in dotazione è perfetto per i lavori di fino.
Unica piccola pecca è che i singoli godet sono rimovibili, il che è ovviamente una scelta intelligente perché così si possono sostituire una volta esauriti, ma a volte quando apro la scatolina mi rimangono attaccati al coperchio! Pazienza, basta farli asciugare bene prima di chiudere tutto.
Nel complesso è un acquisto che rifarei al 100 per 100!
Bought for someone with failing memory so mixing of coulours was to a large extent eliminated.
Contrart to some comments I found everything to be of good even high quality.
As stated in the Q&A section the set includes Lemon Yellow, Cad Yellow, Cad Yellow Hue, Cad Orange Hue, Cad Red Pale Hue, Cad Red Deep Hue. Alizarin Crimson Hue, Purple Lake, Ultramarine, Colbolt Blue Hue, Cerulean Blue Hue, Intense Blue (Phthalo Blue), Veridian Hue, Emerald, Hookers Green Dark, Sap Green, Yellow Ochre, Raw Umber, Burnt Sienna, Indian Red, Burnt Umber, Payne's Gray, Lamp Black, Chinese White.
I would have no trouble recommending this.
I like the fold out mixing palettes. And the value on Amazon is amazing. However ther are two small things to bear in mind which let this set down.
1. The pans fall about if the set is placed in a bag or not keeps perfectly horizontal. I may have to put some blue tack underneath them. Also If you remove The front mixing palette to make it easier to paint with and do not fix this back on before transporting - then they move about even more!
2. It's not easy to see the colours. I would suggest doing a chart after you've fixed the pans in place.
I liked that there were spaces for extra pans - and the repeated colours made room for a few more too.
First impressions are that this is a very complete set, with a range of colours to get you started in whatever style you want to try. There is a cool and warm shade of each primary, plus 2 good greens, a nice purple, and some good neutrals (burnt sienna and raw Umber).
After swatching and playing around I found I wasn't completely happy with the colour choices, as there are 2 shades of cadmium red hue included. This is certainly just an element of taste! So I replaced one of them with a half pan of a different red, to give a little more choice. Equally, I haven't really used the white, and have popped a Paynes Grey in its place.
I really like the layout of the palette, it has some good sized mixing spaces and sits nicely if you are out and about, thanks to the thumb hole. I also like the look of the palette when closed. It's a great size for slipping into my handbag or into my supplies drawer when at home. However the plastic dies stain with some pigments. This has not been a problem with the included paints, but with some pro paints that I have since acquired.
The cotman brush that came with the set is good, albeit very short of course. I don't mind the handle length but I can imagine that some people might find it difficult to hold. It is a useful size 5 round and I have used it a lot. I would like to upgrade this as some point to a retractable brush, to avoid any damage when in the pallette. I have also used the brush holder to hold a pencil and rubber, and a slim water brush (the Pental ones don't fit) so it has other used too.
I have got on very well with the Cotman paints. I particularly like Ultramarine (nice granulation), the greens, sienna and Umber. The colour choice is not too wide, so it does encourage you to explore colour mixing. Equally it gives you more choice than just starting with the primary colours.
I would highly recommend this set to anyone who fancies dabbling in the medium, or anyone who finds professional grade paints too expensive for their budget. I am completely hooked and it is thanks to this lovely, affordable W&N set!
L'unica cosa che secondo me è discutibile la scelta della casa dei colori supplementari - il bianco ed il nero non sono affatto colori di così grande consumo visto che il bianco si utilizza solo per piccole correzioni ed il nero io lo utilizzo solo per sostituto dell’inchiostro per la pittura sumi-e.
Sono comunque super contenta del mio acquisto non mi aspettavo meglio per ciò voto 5 stelle.