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Colour Story: Cadmium Orange

Cadmium Orange is a bright, warm and opaque colour from the cadmium family of pigments. Its name derives from Kádmos, the founder of Thebes in Greek mythology, credited for bringing…

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Colour story: cadmium-free colours

Winsor & Newton has always been at the forefront of innovation, always driven by artists’ needs – from developing the first glycerine-based moist watercolours in 1835, to introducing glass syringes…

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Colour Story: Cadmium Red

Think of the colour red and it’s most likely you will find yourself thinking of the big emotions. That’s why artists like it so much. Red is an extremely dominant…

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Colour story: cadmium yellow

Describing a set of tonal variations of opaque yellow rather than a single pigment, the yellow cadmiums range from the lightest, cadmium lemon, to the darkest, cadmium yellow deep. Formulated…

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Colour stories from the Winsor & Newton Professional Watercolour range

There is an abundance of history and innovation behind every one of the 108 colour pigments that make up Winsor & Newton’s Professional Watercolour range. We’ve picked out six iconic…

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Seeing red: the world’s loudest colour

Red: the colour of love and war. It has represented all things dramatic and passionate over the centuries, from famed romances to flags of the revolution. But what is it…

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How to paint an anime figure using Cotman Watercolour

How to paint an anime figure using Cotman Watercolour Kirara WangKirara Wang is a self-taught freelance watercolour illustrator from China whose work mainly focuses on detailed botanical and anime themes.…

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White: The colour of life, death, weddings and winter

In many parts of the modern world, white is seen as the colour of everything light and pure; of weddings and winter wonderlands. In some regions it has stood for…

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Three things to know when lifting watercolour

Lifting is not just the watercolourist’s answer to an eraser. It’s a widely-used technique for portraying smoky atmospheres, cloudy skies and other such effects. But from gently sponging out a…

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Colour Story: Emerald Green

Emerald Green, also known as Schweinfurt Green, Paris Green and Veronese Green, is a bright blue-green named after the precious gemstone. Emerald’s distinctive colour is widely revered, and as such…

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