Winsor & Newton Watercolor Chelsea Box Set is the luxury set for those have taste for the finer things in life in addition to painting. This is a collector's item that makes for a great gift either to a dear artist friend, or just to pamper yourself.
The beautifully finished wooden box comes with a polished brass plague at the bottom right. There's a carrying handle and latch for locking.
Inside, you'll find
- 14 x 5ml tubes of Artists' Water Colour
- 1 x 14ml tube of Chinese White
- 2 Series 16 Sable Brushes
- A Porcelain Palette
- Artists' Sponge
- Putty Rubber and
- A leaflet
These are the colours included but they are subject to changes. Generally speaking, you should be getting one colour each across the colour wheel plus some earth tones.
- Winsor Yellow
- Cadmium Yellow
- Cadmium Red
- Perm Alizarian Crimson
- Winsor Violet
- French Ultramarine
- Winsor Blue G/S
- Cerulean Blue
- Yellow Ochre
- Burnt Sienna
- Burnt Umber
- Raw Umber
- Ivory Black
It's a good set of colours that come in 5ml tubes. Well, the cost of those tubes certainly do not add up to the price of the whole set, but that's not the point of the set.
The brushes are sable brushes size No. 0 and No. 4. Those are a bit too small, especially the No. 0 unless you're using it for fine work.
Alright back to the box. Construction of the box is beautiful. As you can see, it's a box that's more suited for being inside the studio than going outdoors. You won't want to knock up the edges of this set of course by going outdoors. There are more durable outdoor sets for those purposes.
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