October Monthly Voting Gallery Winners, part of our 11th Annual DANIEL SMITH Art Contest!

  Congratulations to the October Monthly Voting Gallery Contest Winners, part of our 11th Annual DANIEL SMITH Art Contest!  We want to share with you, the 1st set of Monthly Contest Winners for our 11th Annual Art Contest in this slideshow showcasing their Artwork. Each of these winners will receive a $50 DANIEL SMITH Gift Certificate! We had 21 winners from our October Monthly Voting Gallery (these were voted on from winners from the September Weekly Voting Galleries) and we would like to … Continue reading

INKSMITH: Floating Watercolors into Clear Water by Barbara Nechis

Inksmith: Floating Watercolors into Clear Water by Barbara Nechis I developed this method as a result of observing the sometimes fluid interconnection of forms in nature. I apply it in combination with other methods—as an initial layer, on top of an underpainting, or as part of a many-layered painting. The process is undetectable in the finished painting, so it won’t camouflage an artist’s personal style. Complete control is not possible, and the occasional spills force creative solutions! Colors merge in … Continue reading

INKSMITH: Why Paints Work the Way They Do: Explaining Organic and Inorganic Pigments By Jan Hart

  INKSMITH: Why Paints Work the Way They Do: Explaining Organic and Inorganic Pigments By Jan Hart. In my workshops, I’m often asked about the differences between these two types of pigments, as well as the different ways they behave in painting. What are organic pigments? These pigments contain carbon. Organic pigments are usually bright, pure, light in weight and rich in tinting strength. They are made up of carbon atoms, which form strong, stable chemical bonds and are always … Continue reading

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