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The ultimate stocking fillers for creative people

These pocket-sized art materials make exceptional gifts for anyone who has a creative flare – they may be small, but they’re guaranteed to inspire a lifetime of creativity. We’ve picked…

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Blending Acrylics

Acrylic Blending Acrylics Masterclass Collection 0 0 Acrylic paint can be blended seamlessly with the help of a medium. Winsor & Newton’s Flow Improver and Slow Drying Medium are two…

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Health & Safety Information

Winsor & Newton Artists’ Materials do not present any major hazard when used with care and common sense. It should, however, be emphasised that as with other chemical products, high…

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Setting up an artists’ studio

Studio space: what works for you? Landscapes and locations are great, but at some point, every artist needs their own space. A studio can be a haven, an engine room,…

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Safety in the studio: decoding hazard symbols

Small tubes of paint may only contain the pictogram and signal word. For all products with these symbols, a safety data sheet is available from our product pages. The pictograms…

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How to rescue tubes of solidified watercolour

If your colour has solidified in the watercolour tube, it is not possible to return it to its liquid form. But it can be used as a type of pan…

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Keeping solvent odours to a minimum in oil painting

Solvents are smelly, but it is possible to reduce this odour in your studio or workspace. For a low-odour option, you can use Winsor & Newton Sansodor during painting. If…

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Using Oilbar with other Winsor & Newton oil colour ranges

Please note that Oilbar has now been discontinued. Oilbar can be used with Winsor & Newton Artists’ Oil Colour, Winton Oil Colour and Griffin Alkyd Fast Drying Oil Colour. Due…

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Understanding the three oil painting rules

When you’re using oil paint, a composition is usually built up using different layers of colour. For example, if you’re painting a portrait, you may start with an area of…

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Understanding the difference between watercolour and gouache whites

The difference between gouache and watercolour whites is the amount of pigment in the paint. Gouache is more opaque, which is why it is used for block colour. The two…

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