Joe and the “Jobot Award” from Bellevue DANIEL SMITH Customer Donna!

The "Jobot" made by Bellevue Customer Donna for Joe for his Excellent Customer Service!

Yesterday I stopped by the Bellevue DANIEL SMITH Store to catch up on what’s Happening there….   Store Manager Holly White-Gehrt was excited to “show and tell” me all about the “Jobot” that Customer Donna made for sales associate Joe Bosch  [update for 2013: Joe is now the Seattle Store Manager!]  for his above and beyond customer service for her.  Joe, (also a printmaker and student at DigiPen ) has a special thing for Robots, so Donna made a fabulous felt … Continue reading

DANIEL SMITH Summer Sale Catalog 2009 is Here!

DANIEL SMITH Summer Catalog 2009 is here!

It’s Here!  Our DANIEL SMITH Summer Sale 2009 Catalog is here! The Debuting Stars of Summer are 6 new colors of the DANIEL SMITH Extra Fine Watercolor Sticks   New Gamboge  Quinacridone Gold Permanent Alizarin Crimson Phthalo Green (Blue Shade) Cobalt Blue Burnt Sienna   Our 6 original colors: Hansa Yellow medium Quinacridone Coral Sap Green French Ultramarine Blue Burnt Umber Quinacridone Burnt Orange   The past few weeks several of the new colors have been available in our Seattle and Bellevue DANIEL SMITH … Continue reading

How to use the New DANIEL SMITH Extra Fine Watercolor Sticks: Demonstration and “Hands On” Event with Che Lopez

Che Lopez demonstrating "How To" paint using the new DANIEL SMITH Watercolor Sticks

Yesterday’s FREE demo at the DANIEL SMITH Seattle Store and “Hands On” Event with Che Lopez was all about the play-full, and expressive nature of the New DANIEL SMITH Extra Fine Watercolor Sticks ….very appropriate given the playful, funny and expressive presentation by Che!  Che is not your average Watercolor Artist, oooh no, Che Lopez is ALSO a US Boxing Coach , and “knocked us out” with his jokes and humorous approach to watercolor painting/drawing with the DS Watercolor Sticks.  … Continue reading

“The Painterly Approach” to Watercolor Painting with Kay Barnes: Demonstration at the Seattle DANIEL SMITH Store

Kay Barnes "The Painterly Approach" demo at DANIEL SMITH, April 18, 2009

Last Saturdays’  FREE demo at the Seattle DANIEL SMITH Store was a lively one with Kay Barnes presentation of “The Painterly Approach” to Watercolor painting.  Kay feels that “The Painterly Approach”  is lyrical and musical, it’s “listening to your internal music” when painting.  It is also less about painting from something specific, like a photo, and more about painting from your imagination.   Kay told us that about 50% of her paintings are from her imagination, and that everyone should … Continue reading

Bellevue DANIEL SMITH at the Eastside Association of Fine Arts (EAFA) General Meeting with Golden OPEN Acrylic Paint Demonstration

Eastside Association of Fine Arts - General Meeting with Bellevue DANIEL SMITH

Today, April 16th, Holly White-Gehrt (mgr) and June Olson (asst mgr) from the Bellevue DANIEL SMITH Store are taking the Store-On-The-Road to the Eastside Association of Fine Arts (EAFA) General Meeting and Introduce Golden OPEN Acrylic Paints .    Holly will talk about what makes the Golden OPEN acrylic paints a great alternative to oil paint:  their much (MUCH) longer drying time or “open” time to work with, which is also great for acrylic painters who would like more time … Continue reading

Bellevue DANIEL SMITH Store’s 1st Annual Customer Invitational Art Exhibit

Bellevue DANIEL SMITH Store

I have not had the chance to go to the Bellevue DANIEL SMITH Store in a while, but I did stop by today.  I really wanted to see the Art Exhibit that was going on in the Bellevue DANIEL SMITH Gallery (which also doubles as the FREE Demo, Workshop , and Life Drawing rooms). The Art Exhibit is the 1st “Annual Customer Invitational Art Exhibit” that opened March 13th at the Bellevue DANIEL SMITH Store with a reception.  It was great … Continue reading

Figures in Abstract: Acrylic Painting Demonstration with Deborah Stachowic at the Seattle DANIEL SMITH Store

Deborah Stachowic Acrylic Painting demo, "Figures in Abstract" at the Seattle DANIEL SMITH Store

Yesterday’s FREE demo at the Seattle DANIEL SMITH Store was with Deborah Stachowic demonstrating how she does Figures in Abstract when painting with Acylics.   Deborah also paints in Watercolor, Oils and Encaustic, and she recently did a demo on Watercolor painting; “Painting Dramatic Reds” at the Seattle Store.  With watercolor, Deborah has her paintings sketched and thought out, and are very controlled.  However, when painting in Acrylic, she finds it to be very freeing and that it allows her … Continue reading

Vanishing Image Paper – Great Money Saving Idea for Watercolor and Sumi Painters!

Vanishing Image Paper - framed up to allow Customers to "Try It" when testing brushes at the brush counter at the Seattle DANIEL SMITH Store

Vanishing Image Paper – framed up to allow Customers to “Try It” when testing brushes at the brush counter at the Seattle DANIEL SMITH Store Here is a great TIP for all you watercolorists and sumi painters, save some money on paper and practice your brush strokes on Vanishing Image Paper !    Here at the DANIEL SMITH  Seattle and Bellevue Stores we have the Vanishing Image Paper mounted, and placed on the watercolor brush counter so that when you are at … Continue reading

Spring Pastel Event & Demonstration with Barbara VanDyke-Shuman at the Seattle DANIEL SMITH Store

The Pastel "Try It" Table near the Pastel Aisle at the Seattle DANIEL SMITH Store for the Annual Spring Pastel Event

Our Annual DANIEL SMITH Stores’  Spring Pastel Weekend Event arrived this past weekend.  Not only did we finally have beautiful Spring Day here in Seattle, there was lots to watch and learn at our all of our many FREE demos , and to try at our Pastel “Try It” tables all weekend long!   I attended most of the first hour of Barbara VanDyke-Shuman’s  2 hour demo (11am to 1pm) with her talking and showing everyone how she creates her Pastel … Continue reading

DANIEL SMITH Extra Fine Watercolor Sticks now available in four more colors!

DANIEL SMITH ExtraFine Watercolor Sticks are now in 10 colors and available open stock!

We originally offered our DANIEL SMITH ExtraFine Watercolor Sticks as a set of six colors: Hansa Yellow medium, Quinacridone Coral, Sap Green, French Ultramarine Blue, Burnt Umber and Quinacridone Burnt Orange.    Now we have expanded our color selection in the new Watercolor Sticks to include 4 more colors: Permanent Alizarin Crimson, Phthalo Green, Cobalt Blue, and Burnt Sienna.  You can now buy the new colors as well as the original 6 individually at the DANIEL SMITH  Seattle and Bellevue Stores (coming … Continue reading

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