Winsor & Newton Cotman Pocket Plus Watercolor Travel Set, 12 Pans

MP Code #MP-00337-002   Item #00337-2009
$29.29
$15.31

A compact white plastic box containing twelve square pans of transparent Cotman watercolors and a pocket sable brush with a protective cap.

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A compact white plastic box containing twelve square pans of transparent Cotman watercolors and a pocket sable brush with a protective cap.

A compact white plastic box with plenty of room for mixing contains 12 half pans of Cotman watercolor, plus a pocket-size (No. 5) sable brush. Colors include Alizarin Crimson Hue, Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, Cadmium Red Pale Hue, Cadmium Yellow Hue, Cadmium Yellow Pale Hue, Chinese White, Cobalt Blue Hue, Sap Green, Ultramarine, Viridian Hue, and Yellow Ochre.

Size: Set of 12

Color:
Assorted Set
Color Family:
Assorted
Previous Item Num:
31360
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  • Super Convenient Set, Will Last for Years

    Reviewed on 10/9/2015

    As reviewed by Amanda

    Experience: PROFESSIONAL

    I have owned this set for about 4 years now, and I absolutely love it. While Cotman paints are no Windsor and Newton, they work perfectly well for a quick painting. Plus, when you run out, you can always fill the compartment up with a paint of your choice. The paints that come with the set can fall out, so be careful not to drop one into a river like I did. Speaking of dropping things, I've dropped the set itself many times, but it is still in one piece. It's pretty impressive how sturdy it is. The brush is not bad. I still have it, all these years later, though I prefer to use my usual brushes with the set. The removable palettes provide a surprising amount of space to mix colors. They're also super easy to clean, which I am a big fan of. The best part about this set, though, is the size. It really is small enough to fit into a pocket, though you may have to squeeze it in there if you're wearing most women's pants. I bring it with me to the beach, the park, and anywhere else I might feel like painting. The only thing it doesn't have is a water bottle, which I kind of like, since water bottles that come with sets like these tend to not carry enough water to do a decent painting anyway and just make the set bulkier. Just bring your own water bottle, cup, or bucket, and you're good to go. All in all, this is the best little watercolor set ever.

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  • Wonderful

    Reviewed on 8/24/2012

    As reviewed by Mir

    Experience: STUDENT

    This a very nice traveling set.

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  • beautiful but quirky

    Reviewed on 1/30/2017

    As reviewed by Scott

    Experience: NOVICE

    I have three Cotman palette boxes. Don't know what to do with them in any real sense, but I have them and love them. This (Pocket Plus) is my newest. Like all of them, it's a delightful and jewel-like thing of wonder. Clever design, meticulously perfect moldings, etc. Even when I'm not trying to use them they're open on my table just because being able to look at the colors makes me happier. Esthetics and mood alterations aside, this Pocket Plus is a total mystery to me. The mixing areas are beautiful and functional. The ingenious thumb or finger "socket" on the outside of the case is completely wasted on me since I never paint standing up. Therefore its presence is a nuisance because it prevents the case from opening fully and laying flat. I took it off. Perhaps other users of Cotman palette boxes complained about pans falling out of their recesses. That is the only reason I can think of for anyone to go to all the trouble of creating the overly complex caddy (or cradle) system in this box. Each removable cradle carries 4 of the color pans. One must remove the cradle to remove and replace a single pan. (Well, not really, but removal ultimately makes exchanging or refilling pans feel less like a dexterity test.) Anyway, the pans slide annoyingly side to side in their cradles, making it more bothersome than it should be to rub a brush around in/on the color cake. Hitting the right pan with my old eyes and tremulous hands is hard enough when the pans hold still. Most irritating of all, I find, is that those little finger grips (2) in the center of each cradle (and, therefore, also in the middle of the paint box) just sit there all the time - in the way. You have to reach over those useless grips to access the colors in the top row of pans. Good luck not raking paint off on them accidentally. Even without the grips it's easy enough to remove a cradle with the aid of a finger nail under an edge. I think I'll remove those, too. That step would also create enough head room in the box for inclusion of a color chart. I'll tell you this, though. If you've had trouble with pans falling out of your other paint boxes, your troubles are over with this one. You could play catch with it and not dislodge the pans. It'll sound like a baby rattle, but nothing falls out! I gave it only three stars not because there's anything bad about it...it's just not a model I should have chosen for my habits. Still - it looks great on the table. Cheers!

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