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Watercolour Paint Supplies

Uncover our range of Watercolour Paints at Discount Art & Craft Warehouse.

We believe that art should be accessible and available to everyone within every budget. Whether you are a professional or a beginner, we aim to provide you with exactly what you need! We stock a wide range of Watercolour Paints from the biggest art brands around including Derwent, Reeves, Winsor & Newton, Faber-Castell, Art Spectrum, Copic, Matisse and many more.

Delivery is Australia-wide so you can shop in the comfort of your own home.


Winsor & Newton Cotman Watercolour Paints 8ml

Watercolour Paints

ONLY $8.55

Discover the perfect balance of quality and affordability with Winsor & Newton Cotman Watercolour Paints. Renowned for their vibrant pigmentation and excellent transparency, these paints are ideal for both beginners and experienced artists.

The Cotman range features 40 colours made from fine art pigments, ensuring clarity and purity in every stroke. Known for high lightfastness, these paints maintain their brilliance over time. Their smooth texture allows for easy mixing and layering, providing endless creative possibilities.

Available in convenient sets or individual tubes, Winsor & Newton Cotman Watercolours offer exceptional versatility and reliability. Trust in the quality and consistency of these watercolours to bring your artistic visions to life.

Elevate your art with Winsor & Newton Cotman Watercolour Paints, where rich, luminous colors inspire creativity.


EC Watercolour Paint Box

Watercolour Paints

FROM $13.90

The EC Watercolour Paint Box is perfect for stimulating any junior artist! Containing large, high-quality watercolour discs and a brush, the EC Watercolour Paint Box is an excellent value package.

30mm diameter paint discs.


Winsor & Newton Cotman Watercolour 5ml Sets

Watercolour Paints

FROM $42.35

The Cotman Watercolour range has a more uniform consistency than the Artists' Watercolour range and this benefits beginners as there is less to learn about each individual pigment. These Cotman Watercolour 5ml sets are perfect as a starter set. These sets contain 5ml tubes of Winsor & Newton Cotman Watercolour Paints.

Set 10 contains:
• Titanium White, Process Yellow, Cadmium Yellow Deep Hue, Cadmium Red Hue, Process Magenta, Ultramarine, Process Cyan, Permanent Green Middle, Yellow Ochre, Mars Black



Set 20 contains:
• Titanium White, Pale Lemon, Process Yellow, Cadmium Yellow Deep Hue, Cadmium Orange Hue, Cadmium Red Hue, Permanent Rose, Process Magenta, Pale Violet, Winsor Blue, Ultramarine, Process Cyan, Deep Turquoise, Permanent Green Middle, Olive Green, Flesh Tint, Burnt Sienna Opaque, Yellow Ochre, Naples Yellow, Mars Black


Reeves Fine Artist Watercolour Paint Set 6

Watercolour Paints

NOW $32.00

Reeves Fine Artist Watercolour Paints are well respected amongst artists and art enthusiasts for their purity, quality, and reliability, offering a wide choice of pigmented colours with high permanence.

The beauty of watercolour in its immediacy creates luscious washes of colour. Unique in its versatility to be re-wet and re-used from a tube or palette, makes it perfect for portable creative pursuits.

This set contains the key cool & warm primary colours, when used together result in both clean and bright secondary colour mixes.


• Lemon Yellow Hue
• Permanent Rose
• Turquoise
• Cadmium Yellow Hue
• Cadmium Red Light Hue
• Ultramarine


Winsor & Newton Cotman Watercolour Half Pan And Brush Pen Set

Watercolour Paints

NOW $84.25

Winsor & Newton Cotman Watercolour is quality watercolour paint at an excellent price. Popular with artists as well as students, hobbyists and crafters, it can be used on a variety of surfaces, but best results will be achieved on a good quality watercolour paper. This Half Pan and Brush Pen sets contain 12 Cotman Half Pans, which you activate by adding water to.

The brush pen included can be filled with water to apply to the half pans. Wells within the lid can be used for creating washes and mixing colours. The set is compact and portable.

The half pan colours in this set are: Lemon Yellow Hue, Alizarin Crimson Hue, Dioxazine Violet, Ultramarine, Turquoise, Viridian Hue, Sap Green, Yellow Ochre, Burnt Sienna, Payne's Grey, Lamp Black, Chinese White.


Winsor & Newton Cotman Watercolour Half Pan Sketchers' Metal Box

Watercolour Paints

NOW $115.40

The Cotman Watercolour range has a more uniform consistency than the Artists' Watercolour range and this benefits beginners as there is less to learn about each individual pigment.

The Cotman Watercolour Metal Sketchers’ Box features 24 watercolour half pans in a metal case.

Set contains:
• Lemon Yellow, Cadmium Yellow, Cadmium Yellow Hue, Cadmium Orange, Cadmium Red Pale, Cadmium Deep Red, Crimson Alizarin, Purple Lake, Ultramarine, Cobalt Blue, Cerulean Blue, Intense Blue, Emerald Green, Viridian Green, Hooker's Green Dark, Sap Green, Yellow Ochre, Raw Sienna, Indian Red, Raw Umber, Burnt Umber, Payne Grey, China White, and Lamp Black.


Jasart Voyager Watercolour Travel set 24

Watercolour Paints

NOW $66.75

Jasart's Voyager Watercolour Travel Sets contain quality watercolour pans and additional items which are perfect for portable watercolour painting. Each set has plastic wells which can be used to mix your colours.

Jasart Voyager Watercolour Travel Set 24 contains: 20 Half Pans Standard Colours, 4 Half Pans Metallic Colour, 2 Small Aqua Brushes, 1 Sea Sponge, 1 Ceramic Palette, Plastic case with palette wells in lid


Koh-I-Noor Watercolour Discs

Watercolour Paints

FROM $9.90

Koh-I-Noor Watercolour Discs feature a versatile design allowing for easy transition from indoor to outdoor use. The discs twist together for easy use and the lid doubles as a palette.

The watercolours are highly pigmented and true to life, making Koh-I-Noor Watercolour Discs popular amongst art teachers and students of all levels.


Reeves Watercolour Paint Pan Set 8

Watercolour Paints

NOW $10.55

Reeves Watercolours are made into convenient tablets from pure finely ground pigments in a gum solution. The result is a watercolour that gives beautiful transparent effects.

Reeves Watercolour Pan Sets are portable watercolour paints in 8 colours and comes with a brush, perfect for artists, crafters and even for colouring in.


Reeves Watercolour 12ml Paint Set 18

Watercolour Paints

NOW $28.60

Reeves Watercolour Paint Set 18 contains 18 x12ml tubes of watercolour paints made with pure finely ground pigments in a gum solution allowing for beautiful transparent effects.


Daniel Smith Watercolour Paints 15ml

Watercolour Paints

FROM $19.95

Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolours are handcrafted in Seattle, offering superior quality with a range of historical hues, vibrant quinacridones, and rich earth tones. They have exceptional light-fastness and excellent brushing properties, resulting in clear and clean washes even with layered colours.

Primatek Watercolours feature precious gemstone and mineral pigments like Hematite, Tiger's Eye, Rhodonite, and Lapis Lazuli, providing amazing and diverse effects from warm subtlety to sparkling vibrancy, capturing the essence of ancient colours.

Luminescent Colours can be used alone or mixed with standard colours for striking effects, while Iridescent/Pearlescent colours appear almost colourless initially but create depth when applied over a dark ground. Interference Colours change hues depending on the lighting, offering a captivating play of colours from different angles.


Winsor & Newton Cotman Watercolour Half Pan Sketchers' Pocket Box

Watercolour Paints

NOW $84.60

Winsor & Newton Cotman Watercolour Half Pan Sets come complete with colours, producing the widest and most balanced choice of pigments, and the vital accessories a travelling artist needs.

Sketchers Pocket Box contains:

  • 12 Assorted Cotman Watercolour Half Pans (Lemon Yellow, Intense Blue, Cadmium Yelow Hue, Cadmium Red, Burnt Sienna, Viridian, Sap Green, Chinese White, Alizarin Crimson Hue, Ultramarine, Burnt Umber and Yellow Ochre)
  • Sceptre Gold Collapsible Pocket Brush

FAQs about Watercolour Paint Supplies

There are various ways to use watercolour paints, but a classic way of using watercolours is to use the wet-on-wet method. Here's a simple way to get used to this painting technique.

1) Begin with a wet brush and paint two rectangles
2) See the damp makes you have painted with water
3) Add some watercolour from your palette and add it onto the first wet rectangle you just made
4) With the other rectangle, add in a few dabs of watercolour paint. This is good way to learn how to gauge the amount of water you like to use and the amount of paint.
5) Once the paint begins to dry, it should look quite different as the water colour will dry in unpredictable ways since you don't have as much of control due to the fluid nature of this painting technique.
6) Furthermore, once it has completely dried, it will have changed even more. The watercolours may not appear as strong, but great textures will begin to appear.

Now you can see how you may like to use this watercolour painting method in your projects.

Acrylic paint sticks to watercolor paint if the watercolor is used first and the acrylic paint is applied in wet form or used as glazing. However, if acrylic paint is used first, it generally doesn't work favourably.

The two main component that make watercolour paint are the pigment and the binder.

The pigment will provide the paint its colour and the binder will allow the paint to stick to the surface (watercolour paper) once it dries. The pigment is of soluble nature which allows the paint to become translucent when dissolved, however the binder is non-soluble, which allows it to keep its binding properties even when mixed with water.

Gum-arabic is the binder agent predominantely used in watercolour elaboration, however some brands use synthetic binders. Pigments on the other hand can come from a range of sources and are classified as either synthetic or natural or a mix of both.

Most watercolour paints also contain additives designed to extend the shelf life of the product as well as to enhance the paint performance.

The surface used for watercolour paint has a huge impact on the end result of your artwork. Because of the water used for watercolour paint, the surface needs to be absorbent and allow for multiple applications without tearing or buckling.

Watercolour paper meets all those requirements, however, there are thousands of options in the market. They are categorized according to their weight, texture and manufacturing process.

Paperweight is measured in pounds (lbs) or grams per square metre (gsm). Lightweight paper is usually cheaper and ideal for beginners, however, will require stretching, meanwhile, the heavyweight paper will be more resistant and is less likely to require stretching.

Three main texture categories of watercolour paper stand out: Hot pressed, cold pressed and rough, which range from smoother to rougher texture depending on the artists needs. As for materials used for the paper, you can choose between wood pulp based or cotton based.

About watercolour paints

Watercolour paints are a type of paint made with finely ground pigments suspended in water. They are one of the oldest types of paints, dating back to the ancient Egyptians. Watercolours have a long history of use in art, and their popularity has only grown in recent years.

Watercolour paints are beloved by artists for their vibrant colours and ability to create delicate effects. They can be used to paint everything from landscapes to portraits. Watercolour paints are also very versatile and can be used in a variety of different ways. For example, they can be applied wet-on-wet for a soft look, or dry-on-wet for a more intense effect.

There are endless possibilities when it comes to painting with watercolours. So whatever your level of experience, give them a try! You might just fall in love with this beautiful medium.

How many types of watercolours are there?

There are two main types of watercolours: tube watercolours and pan watercolours. Tube watercolours are the type that most artists are familiar with. They come in small tubes, and can be mixed with water to create a variety of different effects. Pan watercolours, on the other hand, come in small, solid pans. They're generally a bit more expensive than tube watercolours, but they're also more convenient to use and easier to transport.

No matter which type of watercolour you choose, you're sure to create beautiful paintings that you'll treasure for years to come. So get out there and start exploring the world of watercolours!

Which Watercolour paints are best?

There are so many different types and brands of watercolour paints on the market, it can be hard to know which ones to choose. But don't worry, we're here to help.

For beginners, we recommend choosing a watercolour paint set that comes with a variety of colours. This way, you can experiment and find the shades that you like best. A good set will also include a brush, so you have everything you need to get started.

If you're looking for high-quality watercolour paints, then look no further than Winsor & Newton. This British company has been making some of the best art supplies for over 150 years. Their watercolour paints are loved by artists all over the world for their exceptional pigments and smooth texture.

Another great option is Sennelier's Watercolour Paints. These French-made paints are made with pure, light-fast pigments and have a thick, creamy consistency. They're perfect for creating luminous effects and beautiful washes of colour.

No matter which watercolour paints you choose, make sure to experiment and have fun! Painting is all about exploring and discovering what you like best. So go forth and create something beautiful!

What makes watercolours different from other types of painting materials?

Watercolours are unique in that they are made with finely ground pigments suspended in water. This gives them a vibrant colour and delicate texture that is unlike any other type of paint. Watercolours are also very versatile and can be used in a variety of different ways. For example, they can be applied wet-on-wet for a soft look, or dry-on-wet for a more intense effect.

So if you're looking for a truly unique painting experience, then watercolours are the way to go!

What is the difference between watercolour painting and oil painting?

Watercolour painting generally refers to the art of painting with water-soluble pigments on paper. This type of painting has a long history, and its origins can be traced back to ancient China. Watercolour painting is often associated with a light and delicate aesthetic, as the colours tend to be more muted and subtle than those used in oil painting.

Oil painting, on the other hand, is a type of painting that uses oil-based pigments. These pigments are usually mixed with a drying oil, such as linseed oil, to create a paint that can be applied to a variety of surfaces. The oil painting has a richer, more vibrant colour palette than watercolour painting, and the paint can be layered to create a variety of effects. Oil painting is also more durable than watercolour painting, as the pigments are less likely to fade over time.

What is the difference between watercolour painting and acrylic painting?

Watercolour painting is typically done with water-soluble paints, while acrylic painting uses synthetic polymer-based paints. Because of this, watercolour paintings have a softer and more delicate appearance, while acrylics tend to be more vibrant and have heavier bodies. Additionally, watercolour paintings are usually transparent, while acrylics can be either transparent or opaque.