Creativity & Control
The concept of QoR Watercolors does not end with colors. Like every product that comes from GOLDEN, the idea of equipping artists to realize their creative vision inspires our products. QoR Mediums help extend and enhance the creative range and control of watercolors, whether the objective is modulating colors through lifting with Lift Aid™, extending colors to their most distant point with Watercolor Medium, or unleashing the flow of colors with Synthetic Ox Gall.
Where our mediums carry forward traditional painting techniques QoR Grounds bring a totally new wave of expression to watercolors. Watercolor Ground quickly transforms nearly any surface into an absorbant bright white painting surface similar to hot-press papers, while Cold Press Ground and Light Dimensional Ground transform surfaces with texture ranging from toothy cold-press style surfaces to lustrous modeled surfaces that you design. Finally, to preserve a paper or ground from color, Masking Fluid is a removable barrier that helps create hard edge effects.
Light Dimensional Ground
A white, lightweight paste that spreads like frosting, Light Dimensional Ground can be applied smooth and thinly, or built up to create ridges, peaks and other interesting textures. Use on a wide variety of surfaces, including board, canvas, wood, panel, and paper. May be wet sanded. The extremely absorbent surface of Light Dimensional Ground allows washes to spread quickly, while accommodating fine lines and detail as well. Dropping color into lightly wetted areas creates beautiful blooms. See our video about this product. (Item #7002010-5)
Creates an absorbent surface that allows for soft edges and flowing wet-in-wet techniques. May be brush applied for a linen-like texture, rolled on for a dappled effect, or scraped on smoothly with a palette knife. May also be lightly wet sanded for a smoothness similar to a hot pressed surface. May be applied to many different materials, including canvas and panel. Watercolor Ground dries to a lightfast, flexible surface that withstands repeated lifting and scrubbing. See our video about this product. (Item #7002000-5)
A latex-based masking fluid to complement QoR watercolors and mediums. Masking Fluid is ideal for creating hard-edges and highlights within watercolor compositions. The key to success when using masking fluid is making certain everything is thoroughly dry before each application or removal. (Do not apply heat to accelerate drying!) Also, because this product can be very difficult to remove from brushes after it dries, we recommend dedicating a brush or tool for use with this product, do not use with fine watercolor brushes. See our video about this product.(Item #7001600-2)
Cold Press Ground
Dries to a unique rough surface and looks like handmade paper with all its beautiful imperfections. Great nooks and crannies to catch the watercolor, and will allow for interesting lifting effects that you can't get with traditional paper surfaces. Apply with a palette knife by spreading it over a surface (board/panel/paper/canvas). Applied with a dry palette knife, the texture will be similar to rough handmade paper. Use a bit of water on your palette knife and run over the wet application to eliminate some of the roughness for a surface more like cold press paper. See our video about this product. (Item #7002020-5)
Synthetic Ox Gall (59 ml)
A wetting agent that improves the flow of watercolors, 2-5 drops added to water makes paints easier to apply and blend when creating washes. Wetting paper with a water and Synthetic Ox Gall mixture assists in creating clean, uniform washes and improves wetting on hard sized papers. (Item #7001000-2)
Lift Aid™ (118 ml)
A fluid medium for water color surfaces to improve the lifting of watercolors. Lift Aid may be applied to paper before painting or between washes. (Item # 7001550-4)
Watercolor Medium (59 ml)
A general purpose medium used to increase the transparency and flow of watercolors. When Watercolor Medium is used in larger amounts it also increases the gloss and saturation of colors.(Item #7001500-2)