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    Spotlight on Grey – the versatile neutral

    12-JUN-2019

    Payne’s, Davy's, Charcoal or Graphite Grey: there are many shades of grey, each giving a more subtle shift in tone than black.

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    Spotlight on Kyle Gallup

    17-MAY-2019

    Kyle Gallup is an American artist living and working in New York. Growing up in St. Louis, Missouri, Kyle had abundant space and time to dream and draw. Discover her story.

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    Spotlight on Jewel-like Colours

    25-APR-2019

    Winsor & Newton has a long history of colour innovation and this year is thrilled to be reintroducing five of its outstanding colours: Transparent Orange, Quinacridone Violet, Aqua Green, Smalt Dumont’s Blue and Cobalt Green Deep.

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    Spotlight on Cadmium-Free Colours

    28-MAR-2019

    2019 sees another Winsor & Newton world first, with the introduction of a new innovation in water colour: the world’s first Cadmium-Free formulas that provide true parity in colour and performance to genuine Cadmium paints.

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    Spotlight on Indigo

    11-MAR-2019

    A complex blue, Indigo can range from inky black to soft pale blue. Favoured by water colourists, Indigo appears as a strong opaque colour, completely permanent and lightfast. One of the oldest blue pigments, Indigo was originally created...

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    Colourants: dyes VS pigments

    11-MAR-2019

    A colourant is a substance that is used to impart colour to matter. Dyes and Pigments are the main forms of colourant. The main difference between them is that dyes are soluble and pigments are insoluble and are suspended in a medium or binder.

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    Spotlight on Colour: Rose Madder

    20-JUN-2018

    Rose Madder is a distinctive rose coloured pigment made from the roots of the common madder plant, Rubia tinctorum. It is a transparent pigment with granulating properties in Water Colour.

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    The History and Production of Rose Madder Pigments

    20-JUN-2018

    One of our proudest achievements at Winsor & Newton is the way in which we have maintained our distinctive Rose Madder shade through the ages. Although the process of how this signature colour is produced has evolved over time, the quality and authenticity remain unchanging.

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    Building on Tradition: Watercolour Where You Least Expect It

    07-JUL-2014

    It makes perfect sense then that watercolour would be a medium associated with experimentation and creative exploration. We have had a look back through the recent history of painting...