Mary Shea and the DANIEL SMITH Spring Pastel Event

Last weekend was the Spring Pastel Event at the DANIEL SMITH Stores in both Seattle and Bellevue. Out of the several Events and FREE demos scheduled, I was able to attend the FREE Pastel demo on Saturday, with Mary Shea, at the DANIEL SMITH Seattle Store. Mary Shea works primarily in pastel and some printmaking (monotypes) and for the pastel demo, Mary shared with us some of her techniques and her enthusiasm for making and experimenting with different art processes. Playfulness … Continue reading

Watercolor Demonstration with Tom Hoffmann at Seattle DANIEL SMITH

Watercolor Artist Tom Hoffmann participated in a FREE Watercolor Demonstration last Saturday, April 19, 2008, at our DANIEL SMITH Seattle Store. Tom talked about his painting philosophy, his creative process, shared with us some of his watercolor “sketches” from his travels in Mexico and painted a watercolor street scene from one of the sketches. It was especially interesting to listen to Tom talk about watercolor painting because one of his street scene paintings is on the cover of our new DANIEL SMITH Summer Sale … Continue reading

Training For Our New DANIEL SMITH Summer Sale Catalog

Training for the new 2008 Summer Sale Catalog with Jennifer and Thom

 The new DANIEL SMITH Summer Sale Catalog has been mailed out and you should be receiving it very soon if you haven’t already gotten it. To be ready for your questions about new products in this catalog, we had training sessions last week for the DANIEL SMITH Call Center and DANIEL SMITH Store sales people. Our trainers, Thom Wright and artist Jennifer Phillips did a great job filling everyone in on the benefits of the new products so we could … Continue reading

Juliette Aristides Book Signing: “Classical Painting Atelier” at the Seattle DANIEL SMITH Store

Juliette Aristides 4-13-08 Book signing at DANIEL SMITH

 Sunday, April 13th, Classical Realist Painter Juliette Aristides was at the DANIEL SMITH Store in Seattle to sign copies of her beautiful new book; “Classical Painting Atelier” and talk with visitors. Before I asked Juliette to sign my copy, I spent some time going through the book enjoying the lush oil paintings in the book. I had not had the opportunity to see the book before the launch and Juliette’s’ signing, so I am glad I did, so that I … Continue reading

Watercolors on Wallis Paper and Pastel with Anne Olwin, Demostration at Seattle DANIEL SMITH

Anne Olwin demo 2-23-8

 One of last February’s weekend Free demos at the DANIEL SMITH Seattle Store was with Anne Olwin .  Anne’s demo was on techniques for working on Wallis Sanded Professional Grade Pastel Paper using DANIEL SMITH Watercolors and Sennelier Soft Pastels. For an one hour seminar, Anne Olwin was able to give a lot of information, tips and techniques packed into that space of time! For the watercolor portion, Anne worked on a sheet of the Wallis paper (about 16 X 20) … Continue reading

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