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Wed Aug 14, 2019, 09:23 AM

Question for painters

I have an old tube of Winsor & Newton "Winsor Blue' acrylic paint. After some experimenting I've found it's the perfect blue for most skies. Unfortunately, it looks like they no longer make that color. Any idea what they replaced it with? Or is there another color that comes close? (Any brand).

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Response to bif (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 11:42 AM

1. Check this out ...

http://www.winsornewton.com/na/shop/acrylic-colour/professional-acrylic

http://www.winsornewton.com/na/shop/acrylic-colour/galeria-acrylic-colour

Galeria Acrylic Winsor Blue
Winsor Blue is a deep intense blue which when undiluted, forms an inky blue-black. It is made from the modern pigment Phthalocyanine which was introduced in the 1930s.
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Colour Number 706Colour Series 1Lightfastness (ASTM) IPermanence Rating APigment(s) PB15 , PY3Product Code 2120706Transparency / Opacity T

Product Safety Data Sheet


For the professional acrylic try the phalo blues.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 08:22 PM

2. Thanks for the info.

I found someone in the area who carries it. Well, about 40 minutes from here. Don't know why more stores don't carry Winsor & Newton.

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Response to bif (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 08:26 PM

3. Because online sales are killing art shops not near universities with serious ...

art departments. I buy a lot of my paints used off of e-bay. I teach a class locally.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 10:03 PM

4. The Blick near a major University and an art school...

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Has a pretty decent selection of paints. However, they only carry W&N oils. I have to go to a Michael's way out in suburbia. Oh well. The price one pays to be an artist (or sorts). Thanks again.

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Response to bif (Reply #4)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 11:44 PM

5. Sometimes Michael's sales are great buys.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #5)

Sun Aug 18, 2019, 12:52 PM

6. And their rewards plan is decent

I stopped in yesterday and ended up signing up for their rewards plan. I bought $30 worth of paint for $20. And they weren't[t even having a sale. I thought their selection of paints was pretty good. Lots of choices and brands.

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