These versatile colours offer excellent brilliance, clean mixes, strong brushstroke retention, and straight-from-the-tube workability — plus the quality for which Winsor & Newton has been renowned for nearly 200 years.
High-performance Galeria Acrylics have a smooth, free-flowing, satin finish consistency that makes them easy to use and mix, especially for beginners. Their working properties can easily be modified with Galeria Mediums. When diluted they are suitable for a wide variety of techniques including stenciling, collage, sponging, airbrushing, and more.
Galeria Acrylic Colours offer excellent adhesion on a wide variety of properly prepared surfaces, including paper, canvas, leather, fabric, hardboard, wood, brick, and plaster. Colours are water- and weather-resistant once dry, making these paints an excellent choice for murals and outdoor sculptures.
Although Galeria Acrylics are sometimes referred to as “student grade,” their high pigment levels deliver professional results with significantly better covering power than many similarly priced brands.
Background on Winsor & Newton
Winsor & Newton were granted its first Royal Warrant by Queen Victoria in 1841, and have received the endorsement ever since. Today Winsor & Newton remains by Appointment to HRH the Prince of Wales, and may display The Prince of Wales’s coat of arms. Known for his commitment to ecological issues, the Prince of Wales has additional criteria to qualify for his Warrant asking that companies meet a code of good environmental practice if they are to supply his Household.
Most important highlights on the path to Winsor & Newton’s acrylic paints
- Scientist William Winsor and artist Henry Newton establish their partnership at 38 Rathbone Place, London in 1832.
- The first screw cap mechanism for collapsible metal tubes is patented by William Winsor in 1842; this becomes the standard container for colour.
- Winsor & Newton introduces their first range of Artists’ Acrylics in 1970.
- In 2009 the Artists’ Acrylic Colour is re-launched, introducing 17 new colours and new resin technology. Artists’ Acrylic is now even more brilliant and offers virtually no colour shift from wet to dry.