Northwest Watercolor Society’s Tour to See How DANIEL SMITH Makes Artists’ Paints

Dave showing members of the Northwest Watercolor Society (NWWS) where on the map Purpurite Genuine comes from

Last Wednesday, 13 board members of the Northwest Watercolor Society visited the Seattle DANIEL SMITH Store to tour the on-site manufacturing facilities where the DANIEL SMITH Extra Fine Watercolors are made. The same manufacturing facilities are also where the DANIEL SMITH Original Oil Paint , DANIEL SMITH Ultimate Acrylic Paint , and DANIEL SMITH Printmaking Inks are made. The tour was in four parts: Since this was a VIP tour, it began with KT, Manager of the Bellevue DANIEL SMITH Store … Continue reading

Northwest Watercolor Society Meeting: Plein Aire Painting with Deanne Lemley and Bellevue DANIEL SMITH Plein Aire Painting Display

NWWS Meeting and DANIEL SMITH Plein Aire display

 Last Tuesday, the Northwest Watercolor Society held its’ “4th Tuesday of the month meeting” in Bellevue. Their guest for the evening was Deanne Lemley who gave a demonstration on Plein Aire watercolor painting. The Bellevue DANIEL SMITH Store was also invited to set up a display of Plein Aire art supplies so that NWWS Members could see the wide range of artist materials available to the Plein Aire Artist during the social time before the meeting, and Deanne’s demonstration. KT, The … Continue reading

Sumi Painting: Spiritual Harmony with Elizabeth Kay Demonstration at Seattle DANIEL SMITH Store

Elizabeth Kay Sumi painting demo at Seattle 5-24-08

 Last Saturday’s FREE demo at the Seattle  DANIEL SMITH store was informative (as they all are) and extra entertaining with Sumi Artist: Elizabeth Kay. There was a bit of theater in Elizabeth’s demonstration of Sumi Painting; music, movement and motivation for aspiring Sumi Artists…and at the end of each Sumi painting Elizabeth completed, there was a burst of spontaneous applause! Elizabeth Kay had lots to tell in a packed hour. She demonstrated “The Four Gentlemen”, which are the four basic brushstrokes … Continue reading

Last Weekend for the Northwest Watercolor Society Member Show at the DANIEL SMITH Store in Bellevue!

NWWS Member Show at Bellevue May 1 to 28, 2008

  If you have not had a chance to stop by and see the Watercolor Paintings by Members of the Northwest Watercolor Society now on display at the DANIEL SMITH Store in Bellevue  this is your last weekend. The show is part of our: May is Watercolor Month celebration!The NWWS Show ends on Wednesday, May 28th. The work on display is worth coming to see, so we invite you to stop by and enjoy the Watercolor Paintings! ******************** Orginally published May 23, … Continue reading

Kirkland Artist Studio Tour

Kirkland Artist Studio Tours 2008

 Mother’s Day Weekend was also the Fifth Annual Kirkland Artist Studio Tour and I came with John Cogley, owner of DANIEL SMITH Artists’ Materials, to visit the studios on the tour. We were able to visit the studios of Ann Fiser and Robert Fiser, Elizabeth Kincaid, Chris Sharp and Layla Jacobson before fatigue from the Camano Island Studio Tour the day before set in and cut short our itinerary for the day.  While at the Studio of Ann and Robert … Continue reading

Camano Island Studio Tour and DANIEL SMITH: Artists’ Materials

Camano Island Studio Tour 2008 Poster

 This past weekend was the Camano Arts Association’s 10th Annual Camano Island Studio Tour on Mother’s Day Weekend and we are excited that this year DANIEL SMITH Artists’ Materials is a sponsor of the Camano Island Studio Tour! A group of us from DANIEL SMITH car pooled with John Cogley (owner of DANIEL SMITH): Tina Leader (Human Resources Director), Jaren Balzer (Information Systems Manager), KT (Bellevue Store Manager) and Deborah Burns (me, the DANIEL SMITH Blogger!). We left Seattle Saturday morning with … Continue reading

Artists Reception for the Northwest Watercolor Society Member Show at the Bellevue DANIEL SMITH Store

NWWS Artists

 Last Friday, May 9th, the Bellevue DANIEL SMITH Store hosted an Artists Reception for members of the Northwest Watercolor Society whose paintings are hanging in the store this May for Watercolor Month .    The Reception for the NWWS Member Show was from 5:30 to 7:30 and held in the room (Gallery) where the weekend FREE demos are held and most of the paintings are hung. Hostess Supreme, Store Manager KT, was in her element making sure everyone was having a … Continue reading

Northwest Watercolor Society Member Show at Bellevue DANIEL SMITH Store May 2008

  *** For the Month of May, in celebration of Watercolor Month, the DANIEL SMITH Bellevue Store has invited members of the Northwest Watercolor Society to display their paintings on the store walls, and in the demo/workshop room until May 28th.   ***** Come by and enjoy the paintings anytime during store hours. Artist Reception Friday May 9th, 5:30 to 730 Come and meet the Artists! ******************** Originally published May 8, 2008 Tweet … Continue reading

May is Watercolor Month at DANIEL SMITH!

Watercolor Sketch by Deborah Burns

   May is Watercolor Month at the DANIEL SMITH Stores in Bellevue and Seattle! Through out the month of May, the focus is on watercolor  and there are are lots of watercolor painting FREE demos, Workshops, and the Watercolor Event May 17th & 18th. So look for upcoming events, receptions, and demos celebrating Watercolor Month at DANIEL SMITH!     ******************** Originally published May 8, 2008 Tweet … Continue reading

Chinese Ink Painting with Patsy Surh O’Connell, Demonstration at Seattle DANIEL SMITH

Patsy Surh O

 Last Saturday’s FREE demo at DANIEL SMITH in Seattle featured Patsy Surh O’Connell demonstrating Chinese Ink Painting or Sumi Painting. Patsy talked about her process in creating a painting, she works from a sketch, then traces it onto the good paper like Natural Mulberry Paper , then paints in the image outlines with black Sumi Ink , later working from dark to light she works in the Color Ink . She also talked about the different papers that she uses, and passed … Continue reading

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