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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 Studio Set 45 Half Pans

Watercolour Paints

NOW $152.85

Cotman Watercolour Paints are suitable for artists of all levels, as well as hobbyists and students. The Half Pan Studio Set of 45 Cotman Watercolours includes the full range of Cotman Watercolour Half Pans, as well as one extra of the most popular colours.

Winsor & Newton's Cotman Watercolour range offers excellent quality at a good price point and the half pan format of this set is perfect for painting when and where you want.

 

Derwent Paint Pan Inktense Studio Set

Watercolour Paints

NOW $80.95

Derwent Paint Pan Inktense Studio Set feature the same formulation found in the Derwent Inktense Pencils and Blocks but in a paint pan.

Derwent Paint Pan Inktense Sets are watercolour but are permanent once dry. This allows for layering and will not disrupt colour already applied.

Set Inclusions: Sun Yellow, Mango, Poppy Red, Dark Plum, Mid Ultramarine, Bright Blue, Teal Green, Racing Green, Kiwi, Burnt Yellow Ochre, Natural Brown,Ink Black, Sherbet Lemon, Bright Orange, Cherry, Fuchsia, Violet, Navy Blue, Turquoise, Ionian Green, Hookers Green, Red Oxide, Payne’s Grey and Antique White. 1 x Mini Brush, 1 x Sponge, 5 x Mixing Wells.

 

Derwent Paint Pan Inktense Sets

Watercolour Paints

ONLY $44.95

Derwent Paint Pan Inktense Sets feature the same formulation found in the Derwent Inktense Pencils and Blocks but in a paint pan.

Derwent Paint Pan Inktense Sets are watercolour but are permanent once dry. This allows for layering and will not disrupt colour already applied.

Palette #1 Inclusions: Sun Yellow, Mango, Poppy Red, Dark Plum, Mid Ultramarine, Bright Blue, Teal Green, Racing Green, Kiwi, Burnt Yellow Ochre, Natural Brown and Ink Black. 1 x Mini Brush, 1 x Sponge, 5 x Mixing Wells.

Palette #2 Inclusions: Sherbet Lemon, Bright Orange, Cherry, Fuchsia, Violet, Navy Blue, Turquoise, Ionian Green, Hookers Green, Red Oxide, Payne’s Grey and Antique White. 1 x Mini Brush, 1 x Sponge, 5 x Mixing Wells.

 

Derwent Paint Pan Graphitint Set

Watercolour Paints

NOW $44.95

Derwent Paint Pan Graphtint Set is a water-soluble graphite in paint format. Featuring 12 muted shades, mix with water to activate the pigment to create subtle colours with a graphite sheen.

This set contains: Aubergine, Port, Juniper, Dark Indigo, Steel Blue, Ocean Blue, Slate Green, Greey Grey, Meadow Russet, Autumn Brown and Graphite Grey. 1 x Mini Waterbrush and sponge

 

Winsor & Newton Professional Watercolour Paint

Watercolour Paints

FROM $16.95

Winsor & Newton Professional Watercolour Paints (formerly Winsor & Newton Artists' Watercolour Paints) are known for their brilliance, permanence and strength of colour.

The natural characteristics of the pigments results in unrivalled transparency and clean mixing. 93 out of 96 colours in the Winsor & Newton Professional Watercolour Paint range are rated permanent for artists' use (AA or A) to ensure the colours used will appear for generations.

Winsor & Newton Professional Watercolour Paints benefit from continued advancements in pigment technology and production methods, producing brighter and more transparent colours.

 

Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolour Sets

Watercolour Paints

FROM $31.75

Featuring a range of carefully selected traditional Japanese watercolours, Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolour Sets contain rich and intense colours from water-based pigments.

Perfect for illustrations, sketching, sumi-e, brush lettering and more, they are opaque and highly blendable with a creamy smooth consistency. 

Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolour Sets are handcrafted using traditional methods and may show cracks or rough textures due to air bubbles. This does not affect the quality or performance. Every watercolour block is an individual tray that can be removed from the palette during use. Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolour Sets are non-toxic and odourless. 

 

Reeves Watercolour Paints

Watercolour Paints

ONLY $6.65

Containing highly concentrated pure pigments, Reeves fine Artist Watercolour Paints offer quality and reliability. A selection of opaque, semi-transparent and transparent paints can be mixed together to create bright colours and finishes. Reeves Fine Artist Watercolour Paint can achieve granulating textural effects and flat un-textured washes.

Reeves Fine Artist Watercolour Paint should be used with specific watercolour paper to achieve desired results and maximise panting experience. It is easy to clean up and free from harsh chemicals. Reeves Fine Artist Watercolour Paint is suitable for students and professionals.

 

Derwent Inktense Blocks

Watercolour Paints

FROM $32.55

An extremely versatile medium, Derwent Inktense Blocks can be used wet or dry to create deep, intense colour washes. Combining the brilliance of Derwent Inktense Pencils with the freedom of blocks, Derwent Inktense Blocks are ideal for layering, free marking, covering large areas and use on silk, cotton, canvas and paper. Once dry the colour is permanent and you can work over the top of it.

Derwent Inktense Blocks are

  • water soluble for a vibrant ink effect.
  • permanent for use on fabrics like silk and cotton
  • easy to blend and can be mixed with water to create translucent, ink-like effects

Before using Derwent Inktense Blocks, get to know the basics of watercolour with our Getting to Know the Techniques and Basics of Watercolour guide. Mixing watercolour ratios can be difficult and while Derwent Inktense Blocks make painting in colour easy, it pays to have a good grip on watercolour and how to mix and use watercolour mediums effectively.

Buy yourself a watercolour journal and get started on your Inktense colour journey.

 

Jasart Byron Watercolour Pan Sets

Watercolour Paints

FROM $13.45

Jasart Byron Watercolour Pan Sets include a range of watercolour pans and a paint brush, displayed in a portable tin.

These tins are a great choice for artists on the go, or those looking for a portable watercolour set.

The lid of the Jasart Byron Watercolour Pan Sets can also be used as a mixing palette, allowing artists to extend their palette even further by intermixing paints.
Available in tins of 12, 18 and 24.

 

Koh-I-Noor Watercolour Discs

Watercolour Paints

FROM $9.25

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.

 

Art Spectrum Artists' Watercolour Paints 10ml

Watercolour Paints

FROM $12.40

Art Spectrum Artists' Watercolour Paints contain highly pigmented and lightfast vibrant colours.

Create stunning watercolour artworks by building up layers with thin washes or using by using wet on wet techniques

 

Winsor & Newton Cotman Watercolour Set

Watercolour Paints

NOW $45.80

Winsor & Newton Cotman Watercolour Tube Set offers the perfect introductory set of 6 popular watercolours.

The Cotman Watercolour range possesses good transparency with excellent tinting strength and good working properties. This range provides artists with exceptional quality at an affordable price.

Winsor & Newton Cotman Watercolour Tube Set includes:

  • Cadmium Yellow Hue
  • Cadmium Red Pale Hue
  • Ultramarine
  • Viridian Hue
  • Burnt Umber
  • Ivory Black

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.

Paper weight is measured in poinds (lbs) or grams per square metre (gsm). Lightweight paper is usually cheaper and ideal for beginners, however will require stretching, meanwhile 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.

Watercolour paints are a translucent painting medium that is coloured pigment combined with a water-soluble binder like gum-arabic. This means the paint dissolves when adding water and spreads thin over the painting surface.

The way watercolour paints work is that once the water dries the pigments of colour that are suspended in the water are then applied to the surface. The fluid nature of watercolours make them a fun and different option to traditional acrylic or oil paints.

Watercolour paints are a non-toxic paint, quick to paint with and are easy to clean. Compared to other pages, they have a light smell and dry quite quickly. Brushes just need to be cleaned with soap and water to remove the watercolour paints from the bristles.

Transparency is a major value of watercolour paint with light passing through the paint to give a beautiful luminescent effect on your art surface. Layering becomes really important with watercolour paint because naturally the transparent nature will impact the intensity of colors - so be sure to plan ahead!

Watercolour paints have been a favourite of artists for years with popular artists like Vincent Van Gogh & J.M.W. Turner having used the medium in their works.

Watercolour is a hugely fun medium that produces outstanding results. Watercolour offers easy clean up, less wasted paint, no harsh chemicals, transparency, and is a cost-effective way to paint. The world of watercolour paints is a big one, but here at Discount Art N Craft Warehouse, we stock only Australia’s favourite brands. Choose from Winsor & Newton, Koh-I-Noor and Reeves. Prices are kept low to ensure you can paint as often as you please.

Shop watercolour half pan paint sets, beginner sets, wooden box sets, watercolour markers, watercolour discs, paint sticks and individual paints. Shop brushes and aprons, easels and canvases, sponges and construction.

Proudly Aussie owned and operated, Discount Art n Craft Warehouse is an online business with a mission to supply art n craft lovers with the biggest choice of products at the most affordable low prices.

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Watercolour can have a reputation as being unforgiving and unpredictable, but with Discount Art N Craft Warehouse, watercolour is made easy. Shop now.