Wednesday, November 18, 2009
At 9.9 ounces, this new Field Set from Winsor & Newton is a complete re-design of the original Field Box that I bought in 1981, and that I still use. The design is ingenious, and is the perfect companion for plein air painting, will fit in your pocket when you are on your travels, and also perfect for the studio.
Made of durable plastic, it contains two slide out mixing trays, top and bottom, a brush, two mixing cups, a plastic bottle that holds 60 ml of water, and 12 Cotman Watercolor Pans.
With no messy tubes of paint to contend with, the watercolor cakes (pans) last a long time, I still have not needed to replace any of my pans in my set after much use. You can also buy a wide assortment of extra pans of your favorite colors, and mix and match as you go.
And best of all, the price is half of what I paid for the original Winsor & Newton Field Box.
This is the perfect gift for you, or the artist in your family.