Welcome to dickblick
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.
see also ...
® Golden is a registered trademark of Golden Artist Colors.® QoR is a registered trademark of Golden Artist Colors. ® Aquazol is a registered trademark.
CA Prop 65
Hint — click a thumbnail to enlarge.
Free item will not appear in your cart during checkout but will ship with your order.
Hint — click a thumbnail to enlarge.
(based on 48 reviews)
of respondents would recommend this to a friend.
Reviewed by 48 customers
Displaying reviews 1-10
Back to top
Previous | Next »
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
bright Bright BRIGHT
By Robyn H
from Richmond, VA, USA
Comments about Golden QoR Modern Watercolors:
The stellar thing about QoR watercolors is that they are brighter and more transparent than other watercolors I've used, including Daniel Smith, Mission Gold, Sennelier, and others. This is not to say the others don't have good points, but if you're looking for bright colors, QoR is the way to go, in my opinion. The only real downside I've noted is that they are only sell in 11 ml tubes, which is less than optimal for trying out a small amount. I've not been disappointed with any of them, though, so it's worked out well for me. I hope you have the same great experience with them.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Was this review helpful? Yes / No
- You may also flag this review
I would buy this product again
The colors are beautiful, bright and vibrant. I love the results I get with these watercolores.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
This paint literally made my jaw drop
from Palmerton, PA
I use several different professional quality watercolor paints, including M. Graham, Schmincke, and Sennelier. I love them all for different qualities. But I just got my first introductory set of Qor watercolors. I knew from other users that it had great "flow." But when the very first time I just laid down a few colors to do a quick wet in wet test, I could not believe how these paints moved. They practically painted a tulip all by themselves...and then they went and painted a pretty sunset. I am definitely going to build up my collection. The tin they came in is very handy. I glued in some half pans and will use it as its own palette. I love these paints.
QoR paints are awesome
from Las Vegas
These paints are my new fav. They mix so easily such a small amount needed. Colors are so bright!! So smooth to paint with. I got introductory set of 12.
Images shared by Dhawki
They're good. Interesting effect.
By Robert A. Sloan
from Russellville, AR
Pigment rich, intense, flow well and yes, as I painted out the twelve color set, they do have a rich look to them. Some colors didn't come out as intense as others. But they don't dry to a gloss texture or look like acrylics or oils, which was something I'd feared. They do look like watercolors and can be used with other watercolors without a jarring effect. I have not tried mixing them with other watercolors yet.They're good, up there with some of my favorites. I especially like the Ultramarine, it's strong and dark and rich with a good purple cast.They aren't that different from other watercolors except, of course, chemically. I do not know how well they mix with traditional watercolors or how well that proprietary binder does, but so far they are good intense watercolors.
Awesome watercolors and a great fit for how I paint!
from Cleveland, OH
I generally paint on prepared surfaces, like gesso on watercolor paper. I think the richness and depth of how the QoR line sits on the prepared surface, is unique, when compared to other lines. They seem to cover more evenly vs beading or being repelled by the gesso. A reworking of brushwork, stirs up a wonderful texture and granulation. QoRs are a unique medium. Though they mix perfectly with other brands, I like to paint with a straight QoR line because they do have unique handling characteristics. They tend to hold their own place on a sheet vs excessive mingling with other colors, somewhat like how acrylics behave when thinned down. But they rewet beautifully and are a blast to work with.
A cut above the rest...
from Iowa City, Iowa
QoR watercolors behave well for me in many different situations.
Definately will be this product again!
from Tuscaloosa, Alabama
These watercolors are lovely to work with. Their colors and intensity bring a sharpness and brillance to your paintings. I also love the little convenient tin that comes with the sets. I look fwd to purchasing my next set!
Really like them
By Mrs. Gogo
After reading all the reviews and watching videos I just had to try these. I find the colors are nice and there are some pigments that are weaker than others but in watercolors that's basically to be expected, I find.I got the High Chroma set of six to see if I would like them and I absolutely do,the colors are different from what I already have and with the little palette in the lid these are great for on the go sketch painting. I amvery happy with them and will buy more colors when I have the money.
By Courtney Snowstorm
from Fredericksburg, VA
These watercolors are a perfect middle ground quality between academic and professional quality paints. They mix well with other brands and these keep a superb saturation even while diluted down. The 6 pack of 5ml tubes is very cost efficient. I get questions on my vibrant colors in my paintings since using these.
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!
Visit our Blick Video Library to watch our full selection of videos!
Loading item data...
Please allow ADDITIONAL DELIVERY TIME for factory-shipped items.
Click here to view expected shipping dates, or call our Order Dept (800)-828-4548.
Copyright © 2015 Dick Blick Art Materials. All rights reserved.
Your cart is currently empty.
Your cart currently contains N item.
Dick Blick Art Materials®, Blick®, Blick Studio®, and Artists Pick Blick® are registered trademarks of Dick Blick Holdings Inc.
© Copyright 1999-2017 Dick Blick Holdings Inc. All rights reserved.