An overview of all series of Winsor & Newton watercolors
In 1835, William Winsor and Henry Newton presented their first watercolor. Since then, the company has continued to improve the production of its paints every year.
Today we will tell you more about the series of watercolors from the English brand Winsor & Newton .
Professional watercolor is a professional line of watercolors, which is produced on specially designed equipment only from high-quality lightfast pigments. The palette consists of 96 colors (93 of which have the highest degree of lightfastness).
The paint retains the natural properties of the pigments used – all colors have a different degree of transparency. This series fits well on paper with any complex texture, while maintaining and emphasizing the color depth.
In 2019, the world’s first Winsor & Newton watercolors were introduced, with cadmium-free formulas, but ensuring true color and performance match with genuine cadmium paints. Cadmium is a heavy metal and some people have concerns about its safety.
The essence of cadmium-free colors is that their appearance reflects the trend towards environmental friendliness, since cadmium is a toxic element, and the problem is not only that paint can harm the one who uses it, but also that harm is done to the environment.
The manufacturer Winsor & Newton responded to the latest eco-friendly trends and released a new line of cadmium-free watercolors, which not only is not inferior in its characteristics to cadmium, but also has some advantages. Cadmium-free paints do not dry out in a humid environment, maintaining the brightness and durability of the pigment. Numbers have not yet been assigned to the pigments, as they are absolute novelties.
The AP symbol on the tube confirms that it is a safe material according to independent ACMI experts.
The formulations of Winsor & Newton professional watercolors are unique and differ depending on the nature of origin and behavior of each pigment separately. The best chemists have always worked on the creation of Winsor & Newton watercolors, passing on their knowledge from generation to generation – only 4 main chemists in the entire history of the brand!