Winsor Newton Field Box~Quick Product Review


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This is a watercolor field box that holds 12 half pans of Cotman watercolors. The colors that came with mine are:
  1. Cad Yellow pale hue        
  2. Cad Yellow hue
  3. Yellow Ochre
  4. Raw Sienna
  5. Burn Umber
  6. Cad Red hue
  7. Alizarin Crimson hue 
  8. Cobalt Blue hue
  9. Ultramarine
  10. Viridian hue
  11. Sap Green
 There is a pamphlet inside giving the different ratings for each color like staining, permanence and granulating.

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Here I have it pictured next to my cellphone case. The overall dimensions are 5" high by 2 1/2" wide and 1 3/8" thick. Extremely compact with a lot of goodies inside. It's a simple matter of removing the lid/water pot and having it unfold into a very manageable field palette.

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There are three areas to mix, a self contained water bottle, a natural sponge, a tiny travel brush with lide, the water pot and colors.
There is a trick to unloading the 1/2 palettes that wasn't first apparent to me. The sponge needs to be removed and under it is a lever to push in. The entire center lifts on a hinge so there is easy access to remove pans and place them back in again.
After unwrapping I had to give it a spin right away. I used a photograph from a daily drawing challenge group that I belong to on Facebook. I did a quick sketch with a Col-erase pencil in yellow.

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I really like Cotman watercolors.  I don't have a professional grade expectation from them subsequently I am always well pleased with them.

A quick-very quick with the high temperatures today-initial wash of colors.

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Getting stronger with subsequent washes.

winsor newton field box review ncwren daily drawing challenge sketchbook


More washes and final details with a white gel pen, white colored pencil and some ink.

winsor newton field box review ncwren daily drawing challenge sketchbook

I'm quite happy with him and I didn't have any issues with the small mixing areas. In fact I was so engrossed in painting I didn't even remember that I was using this instead of my studio palette. A very nice little box to have. I got mine off of Amazon and I paid $43.71.