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Made using an exclusive binder that provides more pigment with every stroke, QoR Modern Watercolors have all the subtlety, transparency, and flow of a great traditional watercolor, yet the colors embody the fire and vibrance of the best acrylic or oil paint — even after drying. It's fair to say QoR's color strength, range, and versatility are simply unmatched in the history of watercolors.
Made by Golden Artist Colors, a legendary American paint maker, QoR (pronounced "core") Modern Watercolors were developed with input by leading watercolor artists. The name comes from a technical acronym meaning "Quality of Results." Artists can choose from 83 high-intensity colors and experience:
This exceptional performance is thanks to Golden's unique polymer binder called Aquazol, which is exclusive to QoR. Not only does it enable incredible color effects, it offers greater flexibility and resistance to cracking than traditional watercolor binders.
Earth Color Set of 6
Capture the warm and vibrant colors of nature with this set containing Naples Yellow, Transparent Brown Oxide, Venetian Red, Sap Green, Indigo, and Raw Umber in 5 ml tubes.
High Chroma Set of 6
The amazingly brilliant colors in this set are sure to take your watercolors to a higher level. It contains Cobalt Teal, Green Gold, Quinacridone Gold, Transparent Pyrrole Orange, Quinacridone Magenta, and Dioxazine Purple in 5 ml tubes.
Introductory Set of 12
An instant palette in a box, this set contains 5 ml tubes of Nickel Azo Yellow, Hansa Yellow Light, Quinacridone Gold Deep, Quinacridone Magenta, Permanent Alizarin Crimson, Pyrrole Red Light, Phthalo Blue (Green Shade), Viridian Green, Burnt Sienna, Paynes Gray, Yellow Ochre, and Ultramarine Blue or French Ultramarine Blue (color will vary per manufacturer adjustments).
Introductory Set of 6
A great basic set, it includes Hansa Yellow Light, Phthalo Blue (Green Shade), Ultramarine Blue, Pyrrole Red Light, Permanent Alizarin Crimson, and Burnt Sienna in 5 ml tubes.
Set of 24
Offering a wide spectrum of colors, this set contains Cadmium Yellow Primrose, Nickel Azo Yellow, Quinacridone Gold, Diarylide Yellow, Transparent Pyrrole Orange, Cadmium Red Medium, Permanent Scarlet, Permanent Alizarin Crimson, Quinacridone Magenta, Dioxazine Purple, Ultramarine Blue, Cerulean Blue Chromium, Phthalo Blue (Green Shade), Cobalt Teal, Viridian Green, Sap Green, Green Gold, Raw Sienna (Natural), Burnt Sienna (Natural), Raw Umber (Natural), Van Dyke Brown, Paynes Gray, Neutral Tint, and Titanium White in 5 ml tubes.
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By Designing Rose
Comments about Golden QoR Modern Watercolors:
Love these watercolors. They are smooth and silky and have amazing color saturation.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Lynchburg VA
I expected better from Golden. I use their acrylics and love the beautiful rich colors. With the watercolors I have mostly been dissapointed. I've bought 6 colors from them. The pyrolysis red and quinacrinone red are beautiful. The wuinacrinone violet is ok, not as nice as Daniel Smith IMO. The next coke tintate is very weak. Daniel Smith Nickle Yellow Tintate has more tinting strength h. It is a very mild color but shouldn't be as pale as the QOR paint. I was extremely dissapointed with the Cobalt Violet and the Cobalt Turquoise. The Cobalt Turquoise granulated too much and was washed out when using wet into wet. The Cobalt violet was a huge dissapointment. It is a pretty hue sort of pinkish,but it is very weak. It just about disappears wet into wet and is pale and translucent when used full strength on dry paper. For the price, these paints aren't worth it.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
from Kansas City, MO
Although a bit pricey, QoR watercolors, in the long run, are quite economical; so little paint is needed in order to maintain saturation, even when diluted, that a tube lasts for a significant amount of time, making the initial cost worthwhile.My first reaction to QoR paints was that, "They flow like silk." I also appreciate the increased open time that they allow. Liking saturated color, I certainly appreciate that characteristic of these paints.
By Painter on the Go
from Fort Worth, TX
I paint a lot and large in size. I love these but I want it in the bigger tubes.
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By Kari Anderson
from Door County Wi
I recently bought QOR watercolors and I just love them. The colors are very strong and rich and vibrant. I would highly recommend them to anyone who enjoys watercolor painting . My favorite color, if I had to choose,is cobalt teal. using the QOR colors along with my Winsor Newton colors that I have been using for years has added some real zip to my paintings . I have gone back into some of my earlier paintings and added glazes and other little touches with QOR paint and it really has popped them into better paintings and create a lot more interest. I have been recommending them to my students, they also think the colors are incredible. Thank you for inventing such cool colors.
from New Orleans LA
Wow I am LOVING the QoR watercolors. They've got some kind of ultra-scientific new binder or medium material in them, that makes them flow in a super-slick almost greasy manner, even when very watered down. So if the consistency is (according to Zbukvic) "tea" or even weaker, you STILL get drag on the paper from the pigment, it's so amazing! I don't know how they do it. I wish I that once I had stopped buying student-quality watercolors, that I had started my collection of professional-quality watercolors with QoR brand entirely, but I have so many others (which are good ENOUGH but not AS good compared to QoR) that it's going to take me a while to run through the tubes so I can get some Qor. :)
Had to try a tube!
from Friday Harbor, WA
I had to try a tube of this paint after buying a set for a friend. It does seem to have very high pigment density. The binder seems a bit honey like in consistency; a characteristic that may be specific to the tube I bought. I love the color, and would try more from this line.
Smooth, rich color
from Port Charlotte FL
I love the QoR paints! The colors are very rich and vibrant, especially the quins.
Great carbon black
By Kat O'
from Worcester, MA
I have only tried the carbon black so far, but it is wonderfully rich, workable, and varied. It does not dry flat or dead as other dark watercolors tend to do.
By Avis Artist
from Washington, D.C.
These watercolors are indeed modern and exquisite colors. They really are in a league of their own. It's hard to compare them to top brands such as Daniel Smith, etc. because the colors are so wonderfully different. Stunning but not too intense. I've made 'full pans' out of the all of the QoR watercolors and created beautiful portraits and landscapes.
Made by Golden Artist Colors, QoR Watercolors are made using an exclusive binder that provides more pigment with every stroke. QoR Modern Watercolors have all the subtlety, transparency, and flow of a great traditional watercolor, yet the colors embody the fire and vibrance of the best acrylic or oil paint — even after drying.
This exceptional performance is thanks to Golden's unique polymer binder called Aquazol, which is exclusive to QoR. Not only does it enable incredible color effects, it offers greater flexibility and resistance to cracking than traditional watercolor binders. And, it has excellent re-solubility in water!
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