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    Spotlight on colour: Cerulean Blue


    A pure blue pigment, Cerulean Blue is opaque and bright due to its highly refractive particles. This stable, inert pigment does not react to light or chemicals, making it permanent and invaluable for artists...

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    Five Must-Have Water Colour Plein Air Materials


    We’ve picked our five must-have materials for plein air water colour artists, each of which will enrich your creative endeavours and make the transition between environments a smooth one.

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    Behind the Painting: Street Scene by LS Lowry


    In our on-going series, Behind the Painting, we take a closer look at remarkable works, unravelling the stories behind them and the stunning palettes used in their composition. Read on for an in-depth look at Street Scene by British painter LS Lowry.

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    Safety in the Studio: Decoding Hazard Symbols


    The hazard symbols found on many artists’ materials have changed. Do you know the difference between ‘flammable’ and ‘oxidising’? Read on to find out what these symbols mean and why they matter to artists...

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    Palette of a Master: Explore Turner's Sublime Colour Choices


    Read on to learn more about five of Turner’s most original works, and the defining colour palettes which make them so striking.

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    From the Archives: The History of the Metal Paint Tube


    We at Winsor & Newton pride ourselves on adapting to progress and instigating change in our industry. In this series, we are highlighting items from our extensive archive to showcase our proudest innovations. First up: we review the evolution of the paint tube...

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    Winsor & Newton’s 2015 Art Predictions


    2014 was a great year for art we can't wait to see what 2015 will bring to follow. It is impossible to read the future but we have put together our guesses for what will be setting the art world alight in 2015.

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    Top Five Artist Biopics


    We have come up with this list of some of the best films celebrating art and the lives of artists and the result is a mix of Oscar winners and edgy cult classics plus the biopic of muse and wife of both John Ruskin and John Millais Effie Gray in which all the reproductions of Millais work were produced using Winsor & Newton...

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    New Year New Art


    This New Year, offer yourself a fresh creative start. Get motivated for 2015 by setting yourself some exciting challenges for the year ahead. Why not invigorate your art practice by taking on some new techniques and trying those materials you’ve always wanted to have a go with? What better way to brighten up the winter months than a new project to focus on...

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    2014: Highlights from the Year in Winsor & Newton


    Exciting, eventful and ground-breaking, 2014 has been nothing short of a landmark year for Winsor & Newton. From innovative product releases to supporting universally acclaimed exhibitions, the past 12 months has seen a myriad of milestones and developments...

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    The Art of Giving: Artists Make Creative Resolutions


    It is cold and forbidding outside so now is the time to sit by the fire and make plans for the forthcoming year. Why not challenge yourself artistically and try something new and out of your comfort zone? Make 2015 the year that you take on that new technique or have a go with those untried materials. Four of our Griffin Art Prize winners have done just that...