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Deborah Burns ("Deborah from DANIEL SMITH"!)

Deborah Burns (“Deborah from DANIEL SMITH”!)


I’m Deborah at DANIEL SMITH, and here on our DS blog, we want to share with you information and news that you’ll find helpful and inspirational for your Art!

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  1. Hi Deborah ! I cannot express to you how grateful I am to have been able to participate in Daniel Smith’s contest. I am a self taught artist and had always wished to take lessons but really could not afford to. So my friends and acquaintances have been following my progress on your site. And really, Dan Smith’s paints are my favorite and I always told people so. I have one request if it is possible. I was so absolutely pleased to be a spotlight artist for my painting ‘Bright Harvest’. I am thrilled, but was wondering if my name could be corrected and spelled to read Margie Stephen. It’s not a big deal if you can’t. Someone asked me if I could get it corrected and I feel a bit silly to ask since you were all so kind to place me there in the spotlight. Thank you all for your kindness. I have never had such nice recognition and it completely humbles me. Have a beautiful day! Margie Stephen bwooster7@hotmail.com

  2. Deborah as you can tell from the arc painting in Gallery Stratford show I depend a lot on overlapping bright colors. Most of these were done with dry pigment and Galkyd lite as a medium. As I can’t fly off to Seattle I need an accurate color chart of dry pigments available to be able to choose the best for what I am trying to do. I looked at the watercolor chart and zoomed in to be able to read the pigment name but then I loose the overview which is also important… can you help… I would love to be able to hold an accurate color chart in my hand… THANKS
    Glenn Elliott

    • Hi Glenn, I’m sorry, we don’t have a dry pigments color chart, and the accuracy of colors in printed materials or online is usually not very good. For online accuracy, the biggest challenge is that individual monitors all show colors differently.
      With our watercolors, you can order our 238 Try-It Dots that have a usable dot of our watercolors on the watercolor paper: http://www.danielsmith.com/Item–i-001-900-482-LIST The dots have 238 of our watercolors, and the dry pigments we sell are the same ones we use in making our pigments. However, our dry pigments come in a limited selection of colors, so there are many more colors on the Try-It Dots than you can purchase as dry pigments, but that is the best way to get accurate color information.
      Hope that helps Glenn!

  3. while in college my watercolor teacher was always saying you must try Daniel smith watercolors if you can.!!. they are so worth it.. My son lives in Kirkland and so I found my way to Daniel Smith in Redmond.. You are now my very first visit when I come up, as I live in San Francisco… I have never experienced such stunning colors… thank you for what you do!

    • Hi Connie, thank you for trying our DANIEL SMITH Watercolors, and enjoying them! We are very happy that your college watercolor teacher told you about our Watercolors.

  4. Hi,
    Is the only way to participate in the 12th Annual Customer Art Contest through facebook?
    I don’t like Facebook at all, I did participate in this contest about four or five years ago and I only sent my pic of my painting through the company website, I did win $100.00 Gift Certificate. Please advice.
    Thank you

    • Hi Sandra, yes, this year for our 12th Annual Art Contest, submissions are only through Facebook. You could just open a facebook account and use it just for entering, would that work?

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