DANIEL SMITH Spring Green Extra Fine Watercolor!

DANIEL SMITH Spring Green Extra Fine Watercolor

  DANIEL SMITH Spring Green, introduced in February 2009, as part of our collection of Extra Fine Watercolors, and are Artists’ Quality, which makes them the Best Watercolors to paint with. ***   Our Spring Green is a warm, bright green, very useful for fresh spring gardens, landscapes and florals.  On our DANIEL SMITH Color Map it is  #162, and is near the periphery which means it has higher “chroma” or more vividness (brighter) color than colors closer to the … Continue reading

Remembering Guernica: Picasso’s Painting “Guernica” on the Anniversary of Bombing of the Basque Town of Guernica in a 3D Video by Lena Gieseke

 Remembering Guernica:  Picasso’s Painting “Guernica”  in a 3D video by Lena Gieseke    Picasso’s masterpiece work Guernicawas painted in reaction to the bombing of a small Basque Town called “Guernica” on Monday, April 26th, 1937 by German Luftwaffe and Fascist Italian Bombers supporting the Spanish-Nationalist Government lead by Francisco Franco.  Today marks the 73 anniversary of that Tragic Monday when at approximately 4:30pm the bombing began.    Pablo Picasso painted the huge work beginning on May 1, 1937, for the Spanish … Continue reading

Black Tourmaline Genuine Watercolor by DANIEL SMITH: Part of the PrimaTek Watercolor Collection

Black Tourmaline Genuine Watercolor by DANIEL SMITH

  *** *  DANIEL SMITH Black Tourmaline Genuine Extra Fine Watercolor [ The Best Watercolor ] is part of our PrimaTek collection of straight-from-the-earth mineral pigments and was introduced February 2009.  ***   Black Tourmaline, a type of Tourmaline called “Schorl”, is a crystalline semi-precious black gemstone, which is a very unusual color in gemstones, and you can see a piece of it in the video below.    *** Our Black Tourmaline Genuine is a warm black, and has a slightly … Continue reading

Mitchell Albala Book Signing & Demo at DANIEL SMITH Art Supply: “Landscape Painting: Essential Concepts and Techniques for Plein Air and Studio Practice”

Mitchell Albala reading from his book: "Landscape Painting" at DANIEL SMITH Art Supply in Seattle

Our recent FREE demo at DANIEL SMITH Art Supply Store in Seattle with Mitchell Albala had a full house of Artists wanting to learn some tips from Mitchell during the demonstration, and who wanted Mitchell to sign their copy of his new Book: “Landscape Painting: Essential Concepts and Techniques for Plein Air and Studio Practice“.    BTW – There is another FREE demo scheduled for April 25th, 2010 details below. For this demo, Mitchell used a B&W photo, “Working from a B&W … Continue reading

“Getting Unstuck” with Katherine Wright: Ideas to Motivate You for Painting

Katherine Wright asking: "How are you stuck?"

“How do you find yourself STUCK?”  This was the question that Katherine Wright posed at a recent FREE demo at the Seattle DANIEL SMITH Art Supply Store to the Artists attending the demo.  Answers ranged from “what to paint” (the anxiety of facing the white page) to “finding the motivation to paint”.  Looking around the room I saw lots of nodding heads agreeing with the answers voiced.    Katherine then asked, “Why is it that we feel as Artists, [that] … Continue reading

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