Mary Shea: “Arrivals and Departures” Art Opening this Saturday at the DANIEL SMITH Seattle Store Gallery

"Arrivals & Departures" by Mary Shea at the DANIEL SMITH Art Gallery

*** ~Special Event~   Gallery Art Opening at the Seattle DANIEL SMITH Art Supply Store Saturday, May 8th, 2010 3pm to 6pm Show: now through June 6th, 2010   “Arrivals and Departures” Paintings, Monotypes, & Pastels by Mary Shea *** ***   Artists Statement:  “I began this airport series two years ago because I wanted to include the figure in my work again.  I had a sketchbooks from a recent year in which I flew across the country at least … Continue reading

Quinacridone Rose Extra Fine Watercolor by DANIEL SMITH

Quinacridone Rose Extra Fine Watercolor by DANIEL SMITH

 Quinacridone Rose Watercolor by DANIEL SMITH is a brilliant fresh pink, and like all of the DANIEL SMITH family of Quinacridone Extra Fine Watercolors is a smooth and very transparent highly pigmented paint.  Also know as Quin Rose, this color is located (#110) on the peripheral of our DANIEL SMITH Color Map which means that it has a high chroma or brightness.  The complimentary color to Quin Rose is Viridian Green.   This strong red-violet is beautiful with mixed with … Continue reading

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

We “Heart” DANIEL SMITH PrimaTek Watercolors – Recent FREE Demo with Melinda Hannah

Melinda Hannah "Portraits Painted with DANIEL SMITH PrimaTek Watercolors" Demo

Recently for a Special FREE Friday Demo at the DANIEL SMITH Seattle Store, Melinda Hannah was demonstrating Portraits using DANIEL SMITH PrimaTek Watercolors.    This 3 hour demo we had scheduled in a “Hands On” period to work with the PrimaTek Watercolors in exercises that Melinda Hannah had suggested painting out….”Hearts“.   When she first suggested it I was thinking that hearts seemed a silly subject for an exercise, but I was game to support Melinda with it.  Well, was … Continue reading

Everyone Loves DANIEL SMITH Quinacridone Gold Watercolor!

Quinacridone Gold Watercolor by DANIEL SMITH

  It’s our First Wednesday Watercolor so in honor of that, I am spotlighting our very popular DANIEL SMITH Quinacridone Gold, also known as Quin Gold! Quinacridone Gold is just one of 239+ DANIEL SMITH Extra Fine Watercolors ( The Best Watercolors for Artists!) and is an amazing transparent color for glazing and mixing. Our Quin Gold Watercolor has a warm, glowing transparency that is perfect alone, for glazing or for underpainting. As a mixer, Quinacridone Gold is an excellent low-staining golden … Continue reading

Happy First Day of Spring, and let the Plein Air Painting Begin!

Tulips and Barns at Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

  Hello Spring!  Big sunshiny smile for the vernal equinox which happened at 10:32 this morning here in the Pacific Northwest, and we are having sun with temps in the high 60’s (amazing!) ….a glorious day!    Spring is here now and let the Plein Air Painting festivities begin!  So I am wondering how many of you are planning on spending some time outside this fine Spring weekend?  Anyone taking their paints-to-go with them on an outdoor adventure today or tomorrow?  … Continue reading

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