Winsor & Newton Cotman watercolors are student grade, which means that some of the pigments used to make certain colors are synthetic substitutes. These substitutions are made to keep costs low, as genuine pigment costs can be incredibly expensive. But, for a fraction of the price, these are fabulous to start off with because of their vibrancy and smoothness. Winsor & Newton Cotman is what got me hooked on watercolors! While I like to use artist grade watercolors, I still have a special place in my heart for the Cotman palette. You’ll see that I use these colors for many watercolor projects here on TPK!
This Winsor & Newton Cotman Watercolors – Set of 24 includes the following colors:
- Lemon Yellow Hue
- Cadmium Yellow Hue
- Cadmium Orange Hue
- Cadmium Red Hue
- Alizarin Crimson Hue
- Permanent Rose
- Purple Lake
- Dioxazine Purple
- Cobalt Blue Hue
- Cerulean Blue Hue
- Prussian Blue
- Viridian Hue
- Hooker’s Green Dark
- Sap Green
- Yellow Ochre
- Raw Umber
- Burnt Sienna
- Indian Red
- Burnt Umber
- Payne’s Gray
- Lamp Black
- Chinese White
Check out this article to see tutorials that will put your new palette to good use! For a complete list of watercolor-related TPK blog posts, click here.
I have really enjoyed learning with these water colors. The assortment is perfect to achieve the hue I’m looking for.
Love my Winsor & Newton set of watercolors. Colors I haven’t been able to get before. So glad I invested in these for my projects.
Lovely selection of hues! And very affordable beautiful colors too! Frankly I don’t think I would be able to tell the difference between professional and student grade, as these pigments are just wonderful! So happy to have found a metal tin as well! Thank you Lindsey!
Madalyn Shatzer –
I am having so much fun with this watercolor set! The first thing I did was create a paint chart as you described in one of your blogs. Now I use the set to create all kinds of greeting cards for family and friends. The selection of colors is wonderful, and all of them are rich and beautiful!
Great set of water colors! Any color you could need is in here and if you want to experiment mixing colors you can use the metal pans connected to the box. Very satisfied with this purchase.
Kristy Hurley –
Love this set of watercolors! I have a set in a plastic studio palette but these are much better for travel as they don’ t move around!
Beautiful set of watercolors! Each pan has great pigmentation and the case feels nice and substantial. Also, it’s a great deal! I’ve been having so much fun playing around with these when I’m practicing calligraphy at home!
This is a lovely set! Can’t wait to learn!
WOW. I’ve played around with various water colors. And it’s very true that a good quality product is a necessity. This is a great product. The colors are very vibrant.
I love this set! The colors are so vibrant and I love the metal container. Feels much more sturdy than the plastic set I got. Has just about every color you could want!