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Winsor vs Winton

The difference between Winton and Winsor & Newton Artists’ Oil Colours is explained: they use the same quality pigment, just less of it in the Winton range. As demonstrated using Dioxazine Purple pigments (called Winsor Violet in the Artists’ Oil Colour range) mixed with the same amount of Artists’ Oil Colour Titanium White, the tint with the Winton colour is very strong as compared to the Artists’ Oil Colour. When using Zinc White, a transparent white, the tint is less strong in both colours but, again, still stronger with Winton. The mass tone is the same in both ranges, and the pigment is exactly the same, but the higher pigment load in Artists’ Oil Colour will allow you to achieve a wider range of tonal vales in your mixtures.