Winsor & Newton Professional Watercolor Pan Sets

Since 1835, when Henry Newton and William Winsor introduced the first moist watercolors to the world, much of Winsor & Newton’s reputation for supreme quality has stemmed from the Professional Watercolor range. More than 170 years later, the original Winsor & Newton moist watercolor continues to be formulated and manufactured according to the company’s founding principles — to create an unparalleled watercolor range that offers artists the widest and most balanced choice of pigments with the greatest possible permanence.

Through strict adherence to these founding principles, Winsor & Newton has achieved brilliance, transparency, and purity of color unparalleled by any other watercolor. For the 21st century, these key qualities are achieved through a combination of choice of raw materials, custom-made machinery, and expert formulation by experienced chemists and artists who have spent their working lifetimes formulating Professional Watercolor.

Today, the Winsor & Newton Professional Watercolor range benefits from continued advancements in pigment technology and production methods, building on the company’s already high standards to produce even brighter, more transparent, and more stable colors. Equally important, many of the formulations remain the same — proving that they cannot be bettered!

Compact Set — Perfect for the traveling watercolorist, this plastic palette measures just 4¼" × 5¼" (11 cm × 13.5 cm) when folded. This set contains a pocket size sable brush and 14 colors in half pans, including one each of Burnt Sienna, French Ultramarine, Permanent Alizarin Crimson, Permanent Rose, Permanent Sap Green, Raw Umber, Cadmium Scarlet, Chinese White, Winsor Blue (Green Shade), Winsor Green (Blue Shade), Winsor Lemon, Winsor Red, Cadmium Yellow Pale, and Yellow Ochre. Actual contents may vary.

Field Box Set — This compact, pocket-sized field box unfolds into a palm-size kit. It contains the following materials:

  • 2 palettes for mixing
  • Water container
  • Water bottle
  • Sponge
  • Folding travel brush
  • 12 colors in half pans, including one each of Burnt Sienna, Chinese White, French Ultramarine, Ivory Black, Permanent Alizarin Crimson, Raw Umber, Winsor Blue (Green Shade), Winsor Green (Yellow Shade), Winsor Lemon, Winsor Red, Winsor Yellow, and Yellow Ochre. Actual contents may vary.

Black Box Half Pan Set of 12 — Ours exclusively. Half pans of Lemon Yellow, Winsor Yellow, Winsor Red, Alizarin Crimson, French Ultramarine, Winsor Green (Blue Shade), Permanent Sap Green, Yellow Ochre, Raw Sienna, Burnt Sienna, Ivory Black, and Chinese White are housed in a heavyweight black enameled metal box that also has room for an additional 12 half pans for making your own customized palette. Actual contents may vary.

Blick Exclusive! Lightweight Sketchers' Box Half Pan Set of 24 — Presented in a lightweight metal travel box, this set contains 24 half pan watercolors, including Winsor Yellow, Indian Red, Raw Umber, Burnt Umber, Payne's Grey, Ivory Black, Chinese White, Aureolin, Indian Yellow, Winsor Red, Permanent Alizarin Crimson, Permanent Rose, Winsor Dioxazine Purple, French Ultramarine, Cobalt Blue, Winsor Blue (Green Shade), Cerulean Blue, Burnt Sienna, Raw Sienna, Lemon Yellow (Nickel Titanate), Winsor Orange, Prussian Blue, Viridian, and Indigo. Actual contents may vary.

Pricing Note — Items with the Blick Best Price icon (price) on this page are not eligible for additional discounts due to pricing restrictions set by the manufacturer.

Shipping Note — Due to manufacturer distribution restrictions, Winsor & Newton products cannot be shipped to addresses outside of North America.

Winsor & Newton is a trademark.™ Field Box is a trademark.

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Blick Exclusive Lightweight Sketchers' Box Half Pan Set of 24
Blick Exclusive Lightweight Sketchers' Box Half Pan Set of 24
Black Box Half Pan Set of 12
Field Box Set
Field Box Set
Watercolor Compact Set

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Formerly known as Winsor & Newton Artists' Watercolors, Winsor & Newton Professional Watercolors have a new name and new look, but their reliable quality remains unchanged.

During the transition in stock, you may receive a combination of pans noting Artists' or Professional. Rest assured, they both contain the same outstanding formulations you've come to know and trust.


Click here to download a PDF from Winsor & Newton on their Artists' Watercolors.

Details include information on the product range, an explanation of the pigments used, techniques, a color chart, composition and permanence, an alternative spectrum list, Whites in the range, and much more.


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