An extremely popular medium, transparent layering in washes of colour often accompanied by other water based mediums. Generally comes in liquid form in a tube which can then be mixed with water to thin down, or watercolour can often be presented in the form of a pigment block, which disburses when in contact with water. Watercolours must be used on water tolerant surfaces so the the excess moisture can be absorbed.
<p>Aquafine offers brilliant, transparent, free-flowing watercolours ideal for students and hobbyists alike. All colours are traditionally manufactured in England, and stem from Daler-Rowney’s heritage as a world reference in watercolour since the 19th century when Rowney worked with Turner as his official lithographer. The full range of 37 Aquafine colours gives rich, free-flowing transparent colour, with excellent tinting strength and working properties. All colours can be used to produce beautiful and delicate washes.</p>
<p>Winsor & Newton Cotman Water Colours come in 40 beautiful tones. They're affordable but uncompromising on quality - they have excellent tinting strength and are easy to work with. You can find them individually or in one of our water colour sets.</p>
<p>With 96 colours, our Professional watercolour range offers bright, vibrant colours and unrivalled performance. Water colour more than any other medium relies upon the variable characteristics of the pigments used. Our Professional Water Colours use only the purest pigments, and are known for their brilliance, permanence and strength of colour. Pigments With 75 single pigment colours in the range, we offer the widest range of modern and traditional pigments for superb colour mixing. Unrivalled Transparency The transparency of Professional Water Colour is due to the way the pigment is dispersed during manufacture. In thin washes, the colour is present but the reflective white of the paper can still be seen. The colours provide brilliance and clean mixing and the natural characteristics of pigments mean that some will be more transparent than others. Permanence 93 out of 96 colours in our Professional Water Colour range are classed as "permanent for artists' use”, rated AA or A for permanence to ensure that the colours used today will appear the same for generations to come.</p>