Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Wallace-Seymour Artists' Watercolours (Turner's Exclusive Line)

Well, I honestly wasn't expecting to enjoy these and I picked out a random selection of 11 colours just to see what they were like - I was NOT disappointed, they're lovely!!! These are the colours I picked up and the prices I paid in February 2017:

Cadmium Yellow Middle (£7.80) - PY35 Cadmium Yellow (Cadmium zinc sulfide)
Cadmium Red Middle (£7.80) - PR108 Cadmium Red (Cadmium sulfoselenide)
Ultramarine Blue Deep (£7.45) - PB29 Ultramarine Blue
Ultramarine Pink (£7.45) - PR259 Ultramarine Pink
Ultramarine Red (£7.45) - PV15 Ultramarine Violet
Verona Green Earth (£6.50) - PG7 Phthalocyanine Green (Blue Shade) + PBr7 Brown Iron Oxide
Bohemian Green Earth (£7.45) - PG23 Green Earth
Burnt Sienna (£6.50) - PBr7 Brown Iron Oxide
Pozzuolii Earth (£6.50) - PR101 Synthetic Red Iron Oxide
Cinabrese (£6.50) - PW4 Zinc White + PY43 Natural Yellow Iron Oxide + PR83 Alizarin Crimson.
Permanent Green Very Light (£7.45) - PY3 Hansa Yellow 10G + PG7 Phthalocyanine Green (Blue Shade)

They are sold as FULL PANS which makes them really good value considering even the cadmium pigments are under £8 each - the cobalts are a little more at £10.95 each - when you consider how much Winsor & Newton Professional full-pans are, this is really good value. 

They lift from the pan as easily as Schmincke paints even with a slightly damp squirrel-hair mop, as they use a vehicle of gum senegal and honey (see my Wallace-Seymour Vintage Watercolour post for more information on that).


If you want to buy these paints...
...then you need to visit the Turners Art Materials website and look up the Artists' line. Turners WILL ship outside of the UK but you will need to contact them by EMAIL and NOT place an order on the website - if you run into issues, you can tell them that The Spin Doctor had confirmation from them on Twitter 21st February 2017 - if need be, you can show them their own tweet which I've linked.).
Alternatively, if you're interested in any of the Wallace-Seymour mediums for oil painting, you can buy them from Jackson's in the UK, which ship worldwide, I believe.

You can also buy Pip Seymour's fantastic book The Artist's Handbook from Amazons UK, USA or Canada - but don't worry if these widgets show crazy prices, there are usually more reasonable ones once you get to the website.


You can also buy Pip Seymour's fantastic book The Artist's Handbook from Amazons UK, USA or Canada - but don't worry if these widgets show crazy prices, there are usually more reasonable ones once you get to the website.






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