Awhile back I bought some Lucas watercolors. I finally got around to trying them out. I decided to try them out on Union Square watercolor paper. They seem like your typical watercolors. To me they felt a little better than student grade, but not as good as professional brands like Daniel Smith. If you are on a budget the 12 set like I bought has good primary colors like cyan, magenta, yellows, plus other colors where you can mix them to make a wide variety of colors.