Winsor & Newton Artists' Watercolor Large Pans
Very inovative format convenient for the beginner and for large work.
Painting with water colour on a large scale is popular. More and more artists are experimenting with water colour's fascinating versatility to create larger, more dramatic paintings.
As a result, Winsor & Newton has created Artists' Watercolor Large Pans, an innovation that offers artists a completely new format with which to paint. The large pans measure 60 mm × 40 mm and feature a surface area 13 times that of a half pan and six times that of a whole pan.
These Large Pans are perfect with larger sized brushes, to create broad, flowing washes. For generous areas of colour, like skies, this gives a real immediacy and speed which has not been possible with the smaller pans.The larger format also allows artists to enjoy the different strengths of wash that come naturally to the tube and pan variants of each color. Tube colors immediately make stronger washes, while pans need to be worked with to build up the strength of the wash. Using the large pan rather than diluting a tube wash is more convenient, especially since the paler wash is required first.
Another benefit of using large pans is a reduced risk of contamination between pans, a habit common to beginners and messy painters (like our very own Doug Swinton)