Professional Water Colour – Dot Chart – Winsor & Newton
The Winsor & Newton Professional Water Colour Dot chart is a great way to test all the colours in the range and discover the properties of this excellent paint.
Within the Professional Water Colour range, there are 80 single pigment colours. Single pigment formulations are purer in hue and cleaner in colour than mixtures of pigments, providing a larger number of colour mixes before resulting in muddy effects.
Professional Water Colour exhibits unrivalled transparency due to the unique pigment dispersion in the manufacture of the colour. As a result of the thinness of the watercolour film, all colours have a transparent quality on paper, allowing the reflective white of the paper to shine through. The varying transparency and opacity of the pigment will affect the optical character of the individual colour as well as how the colour mixes with other colours. The most transparent colours will enable the creation of a pure glazing effect by applying several washes on top of one another. The more opaque colours give flatter washes and are also useful for toning down colour mixtures.
106 out of 109 colours in the Professional Water Colour range are classed as ‘permanent for artists’ use’. This means that 97 per cent of our Professional Water Colours are rated AA or A for permanence to ensure that the colours used today will appear the same for generations to come.