“If she’s looking for a new hobby, watercolor painting is a non-intimidating medium to throw yourself into.”
Winsor & Newton Cotman Water Colour Paint Sketchers’ Pocket Box is a pocket-sized plastic box set of watercolors containing 14 Cotman watercolor and one pocket brush. The lid features an integral mixing palette.
The 14 colors included in the Winsor & Newton Cotman Water Colour Paint Sketchers’ Pocket Box are China white, Burnt Umber, burnt sienna, yellow ochre, sap green, Emerald green, intense blue, ultramarine, Crimson Alizarin, cadmium red, pale hue, cadmium yellow, and lemon yellow.
The pigments of the watercolors are derived from a wide variety of sources including ochres, numbers, metal compounds, and ‘genuine’ or ‘traditional’ source such as ultramarine. The cost of the pigments is kept economical by replacing the expensive pigments with less costly ones. The pigments used in the Winsor & Newton Cotman Water Colour Paint Sketchers’ Pocket Box are organic.
The colors in the Winsor & Newton Cotman Water Colour Paint Sketchers’ Pocket Box have greater consistency and are more uniform compared to the professional watercolors and this is useful for beginners as they don’t have to worry much about individual pigment.
The color box has a Chinese white to enable the artists to use the color to dull some color mixtures down as well as a highlight at the end of their painting. The paints are solid cakes and must be mixed with water to paint and blend. They dry soon after use that makes them perfect for travel as they don’t leak.