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Watercolour Paint Supplies

Want to find watercolour paints for your next art project? We have a wonderful range of watercolour paints below for you to choose from for all sorts of artists. You can get all of these watercolour paints by some of the best paint brands at discounted prices! Find more affordable watercolour paints without sacrificing on quality. Order now and have it delivered to you!


Derwent Paint Pan Pastel Shades Set

Watercolour Paints

NOW $35.95

Derwent Pastel Shades Paint is a gouache style pigmented paint within a palette formulation, in soft and playful pastel shades Fast-absorbing paints and can be applied delicately as a light wash or layered for brighter colour combinations.

Layer up in thick opaque layers allowing the colour to dry as a bright, matte finish.

Ideal as a complimentary set to the Inktense and Metallic paint sets to create an array of dramatic effects.

Colour Palette:
Lemon, Peach, Coral Pink, Pink Flamingo, Orchid Pink, Lavender, Cornflower Blue, Turquoise, Mint, Artichoke, Storm Grey and Silver Blue.


Jasart Byron Watercolour Palette Disc Sets

Watercolour Paints

FROM $5.95

Jasart Byron Watercolour Palette sets include vibrant colours easy to mix. The lid of the sets can also be used as a mixing palette.

Set of 12 includes 12 colours + 1 Brush
Set of 36 includes 36 colours + 1 Brush


Jasart Byron Watercolour Pocket Set 12

Watercolour Paints

FROM $29.95

The Jasart Byron Watercolour Metal Pocket Sets are ideal for artists on the go. The pocket-sized metal box features an mixing palette built into the lid.

Each set contains 12 assorted watercolour half pans, 1 aqua brush and 1 sponge.

A variety of sets are available for you to choose from.


Art Spectrum Artists' Watercolour Paints 10ml

Watercolour Paints

FROM $11.65

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


Reeves Watercolour Pan Tins

Watercolour Paints

FROM $44.95

Reeves Watercolour Paints possess excellent lightfastness and colour brilliance qualities. Watercolour is one of the most widely used painting methods in the world. Its popularity can be attributed to the wonderful effects of light and texture that can be achieved when using watercolour.

Reeves Watercolour paints require no solvents and are diluted with water, brushes and other painting materials can be cleaned up easily with soap and water. Watercolour is the perfect medium for use in colleges, at home, or in a studio.


Winsor & Newton Cotman Watercolour 5ml Sets

Watercolour Paints

FROM $39.95

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


Winsor & Newton Cotman Watercolour Half Pan Sketchers' Metal Box

Watercolour Paints

NOW $99.95

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.


Winsor & Newton Cotman Watercolour Half Pan And Brush Pen Set

Watercolour Paints

ONLY $79.45

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 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 Metallic Watercolour Sets

Watercolour Paints

ONLY $29.25

Kuretake Gansai Tambi Metallic Watercolour Sets are traditional Japanese solid watercolours that are water-based pigments, non-toxic, highly opaque, lightfast, xylene free, and odourless. 

Suitable for professional artists and crafters, Every block of the Kuretake Gansai Tambi Metallic Watercolour sets is ideal for sketcing, calligraphy, illustration, sumi-e. brush lettering, and more. Every block of the Kuretake Gansai Tambi Metallic Watercolour set can be removed from the palette during use. 


Winsor & Newton Cotman Watercolour 8ml Tube Set

Watercolour Paints

NOW $84.20

Winsor and Newton Cotman Watercolour Paint offers good transparency, tinting strength and high quality at an affordable price.

This Winsor and Newton Cotman Watercolour 12x8ml tubes set contains following colours: Cadmium Yellow, Cadmium Red Pale Hue, Crimson Alizarine, Ultramarine, Cerulean Blue, Prussian Blue, Emerald Green, Yellow Ochre, 1x Raw Umber, Ivory Black, China White.


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 ve removed from the palette during use. Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolour Sets are non-toxic and odourless. 

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.

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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.