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BeaSue

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on: June 18, 2017, 01:23:26 PM
I have been reading rave reviews of these paints. Below is what is said about them on the Dick Blick website. Anyone tried them

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:

Incredibly smooth transitions
Good flow and liveliness on the paper
Vivid color depth in one stroke
More density of color than traditional watercolors
Amazing vibrance after drying
Excellent resolubility in water
Excellent glazing qualities
Greater resistance to embrittlement
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.
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Reply #1 on: June 18, 2017, 01:32:47 PM
 :think: I remember somebody on the site trying them. ... It may have been Mea... she likes to try everything!  ;)    ;D
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Reply #2 on: June 18, 2017, 01:44:40 PM
Yes, Val, I was the one.

Susan, I LOVE these paints and use them only when I am doing a really serious painting.

Here is the topic where I show all my experiments with them.

http://www.paintbasket.com/members/index.php?topic=7609.30

They are expensive but so dense in color saturation that you don't need much.    I got mine when they were 40% off.

Hope you give them a try.  My favorite is their quinachridone gold.  If you only buy one, that should be it.

aloha

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Reply #3 on: June 18, 2017, 02:25:30 PM
I'm having serious discussions with myself about getting some. Sigh. Just when I thought my palette was all set. Maybe I'll replace my current paints with QoR when I run out. But, at my slower rate of painting these days, that could take a long time. On the other hand, I could get a sampler set...

Don't you hate it when you have arguments with yourself and neither side wins?!  :pullhair:
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Reply #4 on: June 18, 2017, 05:37:49 PM
Quote from: BeaSue link=topic=13379.msg211673#msg211673 [quote
Don't you hate it when you have arguments with yourself and neither side wins?!  :pullhair:

 :D.  Personally, I never win  :'(

Could these WC be mixed with traditional ones?
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Reply #5 on: June 18, 2017, 06:15:40 PM
Yes, Annie, I have mixed QOR with DaVinci, W & N, and whatever other brands I use.

But, I prefer to use them as true colors because they are so beautiful.

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Reply #6 on: June 19, 2017, 07:43:57 AM
Argh! These sound out of this world! Never tried them or heard of them. If Mea loves them Im sure they are brilliant. Surprised ive never heard of them!
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Reply #7 on: June 19, 2017, 08:00:59 AM
Trev,

It's a small employee-owned company in New York.  http://www.goldenpaints.com/about-us

I found out about them when they did a 2-hour free workshop here in Honolulu.  They gave out a whole bag of their products mostly for acrylics, but the 6-dot watercolor sample card got me hooked on them.

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Reply #8 on: June 19, 2017, 08:41:54 AM
Just took a quick look at your review (March 27, 2015) of these paints, Mea, and they really do look brilliant in colour.
I have just fully stocked up on my brand at the moment so will not be getting any others at present, but have taken a note of the QoR paints.

Bea-Sue, maybe you will win this argument with yourself this time   :)
Cathy


 

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