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 http://danielsmithart.blogspot.com/2008/05/northwest-watercolor-society-paintings.html 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 http://danielsmithart.blogspot.com/2008/05/may-is-watercolor-month-at-daniel-smith.html 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

Mary Shea and the DANIEL SMITH Spring Pastel Event

Last weekend was the Spring Pastel Event at the DANIEL SMITH Stores in both Seattle and Bellevue. Out of the several Events and FREE demos scheduled, I was able to attend the FREE Pastel demo on Saturday, with Mary Shea, at the DANIEL SMITH Seattle Store. Mary Shea works primarily in pastel and some printmaking (monotypes) and for the pastel demo, Mary shared with us some of her techniques and her enthusiasm for making and experimenting with different art processes. Playfulness … Continue reading

Watercolor Demonstration with Tom Hoffmann at Seattle DANIEL SMITH

Watercolor Artist Tom Hoffmann participated in a FREE Watercolor Demonstration last Saturday, April 19, 2008, at our DANIEL SMITH Seattle Store. Tom talked about his painting philosophy, his creative process, shared with us some of his watercolor “sketches” from his travels in Mexico and painted a watercolor street scene from one of the sketches. It was especially interesting to listen to Tom talk about watercolor painting because one of his street scene paintings is on the cover of our new DANIEL SMITH Summer Sale … Continue reading

Training For Our New DANIEL SMITH Summer Sale Catalog

Training for the new 2008 Summer Sale Catalog with Jennifer and Thom

 The new DANIEL SMITH Summer Sale Catalog has been mailed out and you should be receiving it very soon if you haven’t already gotten it. To be ready for your questions about new products in this catalog, we had training sessions last week for the DANIEL SMITH Call Center and DANIEL SMITH Store sales people. Our trainers, Thom Wright and artist Jennifer Phillips did a great job filling everyone in on the benefits of the new products so we could … Continue reading

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