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

INKSMITH: Add a Touch of Mystery with Daniel Smith’s Magical Luminescent Watercolor Paints, by Hilary Page

  Interference colors provide texture for the rocks, a green sheen for the sparkling seaweed and a general sense of depth and mystery. Step 1  I draw the figure in pencil and loosely mark the light, medium and dark rock areas. I cover the figure with DS masking fluid and let dry. Prior to painting the first wet on wet wash, I squeeze my interference paints onto three separate palettes for the groups listed above. I also mix the base … Continue reading

DANIEL SMITH Cadmium Orange Hue Watercolor

Cadmium Orange Hue Extra Fine Watercolor by DANIEL SMITH

We’ve done it! Safe, Vibrant Cadmium Hue Watercolors!   Our DANIEL SMITH Cadmium Orange Hue Extra Fine Watercolor (the best watercolor for Artists’) is  A deep, radiant orange that leans slightly towards red, with all of best qualities of Cadmium Orange but better!   We have developed our New Cadmium Hue Watercolors to replace our cadmiums with safer formulas that provide all the density and richness of classic cadmium colors.  Our hues are virtually identical in color to their namesakes, but cleaner in … Continue reading

DANIEL SMITH Cadmium Red Scarlet Hue Watercolor

Cadmium Red Scarlet Hue Watercolor by DANIEL SMITH

  We’ve done it! Safe, Vibrant Cadmium Hue Watercolors!   Our DANIEL SMITH Cadmium Red Scarlet Hue Extra Fine Watercolor (the best watercolor for Artists’) is a warm red with a bit of orange that has all of the best qualities of Cadmium Red Scarlet, but better!   We have developed our New Cadmium Hue Watercolors to replace our cadmiums with safer formulas that provide all the density and richness of classic cadmium colors.  Our hues are virtually identical in color to … Continue reading

DANIEL SMITH Watercolor Sticks: Indanthrone Blue and New Gamboge Plus Video of Painting a Pansy using the Two WC Sticks

Our DANIEL SMITH Watercolor Sticks are made by hand from the same pigment as our DANIEL SMITH Extra Fine Watercolors, they are just pigment and minimal binder, no waxes or clay, so the pigment releases cleanly into luminous color. You can paint with our DANIEL SMITH Watercolor Sticks  just as you would with pan watercolors, PLUS you can draw with them expanding your Artistic Expression!  These are VERY portable, so they are great for carrying around to use while journaling, … Continue reading

DANIEL SMITH Cadmium Red Medium Hue Watercolor

Cadmium Red Medium Hue Extra Fine Watercolor by DANIEL SMITH

Our DANIEL SMITH Cadmium Red Medium Hue Extra Fine Watercolor (the best watercolor for Artists’) is a true stop sign red with all of best qualities of Cadmium Red Medium, but better! We have developed our safe, vibrant  New Cadmium Hue Watercolors to replace our cadmiums with formulas that provide all the density and richness of classic cadmium colors.  Our hues are virtually identical in color to their namesakes, but cleaner in mixtures and stronger in tints, a little goes a long … Continue reading

DANIEL SMITH Yellow Cadmium Deep Hue Watercolor

Cadmium Yellow Deep Hue Watercolor by DANIEL SMITH

We’ve done it! Safe, Vibrant Cadmium Hue Watercolors!  *** Our DANIEL SMITH Cadmium Yellow Deep Hue Extra Fine Watercolor (the best watercolor for Artists’) is a rich, warm yellow with all of best qualities of Cadmium Yellow Deep, but better!   We have developed our New Cadmium Hue Watercolors to replace our cadmiums with formulas that provide all the density and richness of classic cadmium colors.  Our hues are virtually identical in color to their namesakes, but cleaner in mixtures and … Continue reading

Why Replace Cadmium with Cadmium Hues? Introducing our New DANIEL SMITH Cadmium Hues for Watercolor!

Introducing Four New DANIEL SMITH Watercolor Cadmium Hues

Why replace Cadmiums with Cadmium Hues? We wanted to make better, safer alternative colors for Artists.  We have made our New DANIEL SMITH Watercolor Cadmium Hues better than the Cadmiums, with increased opacity and greater vibrancy, with out the potential toxicity concerns associated with Cadmiums. Cadmium paint colors, were developed in the early 19th & 20th centuries to replace earlier, impermanent (fugitive) yellows, oranges and reds, and improving Artists’ palette of colors.  Now after development, beginning in 2000, we have … Continue reading

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