Artist Review: Winsor & Newton Artists Watercolor Chelsea Box Set

by lakeerieartists

If you are looking for a watercolor gift set for a serious watercolor painter, the best choice is the Winsor & Newton Artists Watercolor Chelsea Box Set.

If you are looking for a watercolor gift set for a serious watercolor painter, hobbyist or professional, the best choice is the Winsor & Newton Artists Watercolor Chelsea Box Set. Not only have a complete set of watercolor paints, supplies, and brushes, but it also comes in a beautiful solid honey-finished hardwood box with a brass plaque. This is a watercolor gift set that is truly beautiful inside and out, and will supply the painter with many hours of watercolor paint supplies.

Winsor & Newton Watercolor Gift Set

The Winsor & Newton Artists Watercolor Chelsea Box Set includes the following items:

  • 14 Artists' Watercolors in 5 ml (.17 oz) tubes, including one each of Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, Cerulean Blue, French Ultramarine, Ivory Black, Permanent Alizarin Crimson, Raw Umber, Transparent Yellow, Viridian, Winsor Blue (Green Shade), Winsor Violet, Winsor Yellow, Winsor Red, and Yellow Ochre
  • 14 ml tube of Artists’ Watercolors in Titanium White
  • 2 high quality Round Sable brushes, sizes 0 and 4
  • Daisy porcelain palette
  • Artist's sponge
  • Kneaded eraser
Winsor & Newton Watercolor Set- The Chelsea Box

This gorgeous wooden box comes with fourteen 5ml tubes of Winsor & Newton Professional Watercolor one 14ml tube of Winsor & Newton Professional Watercolor in Titanium White 2 ...

$280.00  $269.00

High Quality Watercolor Paint

Winsor & Newton is a very well established high quality paint manufacturer for artists. They make several types of paint including watercolors in tubes and in pans. The watercolor paints that Winsor & Newton makes come in two categories.

The first watercolor category--Cotman Watercolors--is a lower quality line that is meant for beginners and watercolor painting students. The Cotman line is less pure in color, and less concentrated than their other line--Artists Watercolors.

The Winsor & Newton Artists Watercolor paint line is meant for serious watercolor artists. The Artists Watercolor paints are highly concentrated, and extremely pure in color, so that a watercolor artist will get the best quality color every time the paint is used. According to Winsor & Newton, "Each color within this wide and balanced spectrum of 96 colors, has been selected and formulated to offer the greatest choice so that artists can use a unique palette that best suits their work."

Chelsea Watercolor Storage Box

The hardwood box that the Winsor & Newton Artists Watercolor Chelsea Watercolor Box Set comes in is a treasure in itself. The box can be used for keeping an artist's watercolor supplies or it can be used to organize other artist supplies once the original supplies are used up. Most artists will continue to replenish the watercolor paints and other art supplies contained in the box long after the originals supplies are used up.

Chelsea Set Drawbacks

If you want to give an artist you know a Christmas gift, birthday gift, or graduation gift, the Winsor & Newton Artists Watercolor Chelsea Box Set is an excellent choice. The only drawbacks that I see with this set is that I would have preferred it to come with more brushes. However, that is a fault that can easily be remedied by buying extra brushes, while you go to purchase the watercolor paper of your choice.

The Chelsea Set will give any artist hours of enjoyment, and an excellent start to a new artist. In addition, you can feel assured that the high quality of Winsor & Newton is present in every item in the set, including the box it comes in.

Other Winsor & Newton Watercolor Box Sets

Besides the Chelsea Box Set, there are several other very nice watercolor box sets available for gifts from Winsor & Newton.  Their largest set, the Westminster Box Set, makes a really nice set that will last for quite a long time.

In addition, you can find smaller sets that include their Artists' Watercolors and also some with their Cotman Watercolors.  I have listed just a few of these sets below.

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Updated: 02/06/2015, lakeerieartists
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