Most art supplies companies will give you a huge choice of paints to pick from but as you all know by now that’s not our style because as we keep saying too much choice leads to no choice. So instead we have picked out what in our professional opinion are the best artists quality watercolour paints available. We have also kept the range of sizes and options limited. These are our choices.
Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolours
Since 1993 DANIEL SMITH Watercolours have been formulated to meet and exceed the highest industry standards for the manufacture of artist’s watercolour paints”, and every batch made is tested and analyzed for its performance qualities including
Daniel Smith is truly the worldwide leader of watercolours for artists with 250+ beautiful colours in the 15ml watercolor tubes. Many are traditional colours that are relied upon by all artists but there are also many colours that are exclusive to and made only by Daniel Smith.
We love these paints and wholeheartedly recommend them. Trust us once you try them you won’t ever look back!
Winsor & Newton Professional Artists Watercolours
Winsor & Newtons range of artists quality watercolour paints have always been a firm favourite for countless watercolour artists artists across the globe and their range of colours has stood the test of time.
Formally known as the Artists’ Watercolour range, the Winsor & Newton Professional Watercolour range offers a wide and balanced spectrum of bright, vibrant colours and unrivalled performance.
Watercolour, more than any other medium, reflects the unique characteristics of the pigments used and the Professional Watercolours range utilise only the finest pigments, and are known for their brilliance, permanence and strength of colour and with 75 single pigment colours Winsor & Newton offer a great choice of pigments for clean colour mixing.
The transparency of these watercolour paints is achieved by Winsors unique process of pigment dispersion during manufacture. The natural characteristics of each pigment highlights the paint’s transparency level.
93 out of 96 colours in the Winsor Professional Watercolour range are classed as “permanent for artists’ use”, rated AA or A for archival permanence to ensure that these colours used today will appear the same for generations to come.
White Nights Artists Watercolours
This world famous brand of artists quality watercolour paints has been produced in Russia by the St Petersburg Company since 1934.
White Nights are extra fine watercolours, manufactured using the highest grade of the finest pigment particles plus gum arabic and even honey!
Three quarters of the paints in this range are made from single pigments and the whole spectrum of colours are easily mixable and lightfast.
Whether you’re a beginner or a professional White Nights Artists Watercolours range will provide you with the quality and versatility you need.