QoR Modern Watercolours from Golden Artist Colors is a new formulation of watercolour that brings out the luminosity and brilliance of pigments even after drying. This is achieved using Goldens exclusive binder Aquazol. This unique binder has been used for a number of years by conservators as an adhesive and inpainting medium. The properties that make it ideal for use in conservation also make it a great binder for watercolour paint. It is highly soluble in water and remains resoluble over time. It remains stable after accelerated light ageing tests with no significant change in colour, and it is very safe to work with. Aquazol can also hold much greater amounts of pigment than the same amount of gum Arabic, while retaining a strong and flexible paint film. It also retains the blending, glazing, and lifting properties of a traditional gum arabic binder that is so important to an artists quality watercolour.
QoR (pronounced ‘core’) has the following properties:
-Vibrant, intense colours that stay brilliant even after they dry
-Exceptionally smooth transitions, flow and liveliness on paper
-Excellent resolubility in water and glazing qualities
-Vivid depth of colour with each brushstroke
-Greater resistance to cracking and flaking
-More density of colour than traditional watercolours