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    Spotlight on colour: Pinks


    The colour pink is named after flowers from the Dianthus species which includes Carnations, Pinks and Sweet William. In painting terms, pink is commonly known to be a mixture of red and white, but there are many different shades: pale pink, hot pink, cotton candy pink, carnation pink, cerise, coral pink, fuchsia, puce, rose, magenta and many more.

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    Spotlight on colour: Prussian Blue


    An intense transparent blue pigment, Prussian Blue has a high tinting strength and produces a range of hues from the palest tint to a deep blackish-blue. It is also known as Berlin Blue, Parisian Blue, Chinese Blue and Iron Blue...

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    Spotlight on Grey – the versatile neutral


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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 Ultramarine


    Ultramarine, also known as Lapis Lazuli or Pierre d’Azur, is a natural and synthetic blue pigment. A strong, bright blue, it is highly transparent and known for its deep striking colour. One of the oldest blue pigments, early evidence...