Saturday, October 31, 2015


On the left - Winsor Newton Cobalt Turquoise
On the right - Qor Cobalt Teal

Another paint off!

One of my watercolor instructors loves Winsor Newton Cobalt Turquoise.  I already had Qor Cobalt Teal from the High Chroma 6 set.  Never one to pass up an opportunity to purchase more art supplies, I picked up a tube at Texas Art Supply.  ($9.79, 30% off list price)

Let's begin!

First impression, perhaps they are misnamed.  Cobalt Turquoise looks more like Teal and vice versa, darker and lighter.

TEAL:  a small freshwater duck, typically with a greenish band on the wing that is most prominent in flight.
a dark greenish-blue color.

Hmmm, the old saying, "if it looks like a duck. . ."

TURQUOISE:  the name of a greenish blue color, based on the gem of the same name. The word turquoise comes from the French for Turkish, as the gem was originally imported from Turkey.

In the end, I give Winsor Newton Cobalt Turquoise the edge - I really love the granulation in both wet in wet and wet in dry applications,  the color/pigmentation intensity, and that same dab still had miles to paint.  The Qor's advantage was that is a true Caribbean, beachy water color.  They are both pretty and versatile colors.

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