Winsor & Newton Professional Watercolors have been around since 1832 when Henry Newton and William Winsor introduced the first moist watercolors. Much of Winsor & Newton's reputation for supreme quality has stemmed from the Professional Watercolor range.
For over 170 years now Winsor & Newton Professional Watercolors continues to be formulated and manufactured according to their founding principles, to create an unparalleled watercolor range which offers artists the widest and most balanced choice of pigments with the greatest possible permanence. Each artist color within this wide and balanced spectrum of colors, has been selected and formulated to offer the greatest choice so that artists can use a unique palette that best suits their work.
Limited Edition Desert Colors - Inspired by the deserts all around the world, from the Sahara, to the Australian outback and the American southwest, they are vibrant, lightfast and high performing, everything you would expect from Winsor & Newton Professional Watercolor. Check out these exciting, limited edition colors before our supplies run out. The six colors include Dark Brown (no longer available), Gold Brown (still available), Indian Red Deep (no longer available), Phthalo Sapphire (no longer available), Transparent Orange (no longer available), and Yellow Titanate (no longer available).
Limited Edition Twilight Colors - Inspired by the romance and mystery accompanying the transition from day to night, the Limited Edition Twilight range includes six new Professional Watercolor shades made of the highest quality pigments. From an intense, deep red to a vivid violet, the Twilight collection colors add a dramatic flourish to any work, with the superior color performance and permanence for which Winsor & Newton Professional Watercolor is known. Sumptuous, vibrant, and tried-and-tested by artists, the colors are the perfect complement to your existing palette. The six colors include Aqua Green, Cobalt Green Deep, Chromium Black, Sanguine Red, Quinacridone Violet and Smalt (Dumont's Blue).
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In 1832 chemist William Winsor and artist Henry Newton brought together the knowledge of the scientist and the creativity of the artist to offer an unprecedented choice of color, clarity and permanence to fine artists. Winsor & Newton pinpointed what was really needed – a regular source of reliable colors and brushes. Winsor & Newton first developed vastly-improved watercolors, followed by a number of other innovations including Chinese white, the first durable opaque white watercolor, and collapsible tin tubes for both oils and watercolors.
A series of royal appointments and awards in the late 1800s paved the way for Winsor & Newton to take its colors around the world.In the early 20th century Winsor & Newton expanded its range to offer key value ranges. It also expanded its factories to ensure color and brush production carried on through both world wars. But William and Henry’s original ethos stayed at the heart of the business – whenever there was a new, exciting or better pigment or binder available, Winsor & Newton introduced it, including Designers gouache, fast drying oils, water mixable oils and the revolutionary Artists’ Acrylic (now Professional Acrylic).
William and Henry’s commitment to quality and innovation are part of a rich heritage which informs Winsor & Newton to this day. They are dedicated to the craft of the fine artist and to providing them with new ways to explore their creativity, allowing them to share their work with a worldwide community. They embrace new ideas, seek out the latest technologies and materials and devote their time to creating the world’s finest art materials, which are used by some of the world’s finest artists.