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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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They're good. Interesting effect.
from Russellville, Arkansas
Comments about Golden QoR Modern Watercolors:
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.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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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, IA
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.
Love the colours. Good flow.
from Ottawa, ontario, Canada
Using on watercolour paper, and canvas
Wonderful painting experience.
from Miami Beach
Qor paints feel more luminous and transparent than other top makes of paints. I'm really impressed with how they mix and glaze. They are very highly pigmented to a little goes a long way.
a big disappointment
from Novato, CA
packaging showed much more pigmented paint than I got colors were not bright
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: We're sorry to hear that these colors did not meet your expectations, and we see that one of our Customer Care Agents has worked with you to address this. If we can be of further assistance, just let us know!
Colors truly pop
By Thursdays child
from Lawrenceburg, IN
Tried the high chroma set. Didn't have to do extra glazes to get the color I wanted. Colors are gorgeous.
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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