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

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

Cascade Green Extra Fine Watercolor by DANIEL SMITH

DANIEL SMITH Cascade Green Watercolor

  Today I am spotlighting our DANIEL SMITH Extra Fine Watercolor: Cascade Green. Cascade Green is a blend of Raw Sienna which is an inorganic pigment, and Phthalo Blue (GS) which is an organic pigment.  Mixing an inorganic pigment with an organic pigment causes tension, which when working wet into wet causes both those colors to want to separate producing beautiful wash effects on your paper. You can see those effects in the video where the Phthalo Blue begins to separate … Continue reading

Mt Rainier and DANIEL SMITH at Dusk

DANIEL SMITH sign with Mt Rainier bathed in Alpenglow pink to the right of the sign

Yesterday’s blog post was about Kristina Hagman’s show: “36 Views of Mt Rainier” and her capturing in expressive woodblock prints, how Mt Rainier is always part of the landscape for those living in Seattle and the Puget Sound.  You see Mt Rainier framed by “where-you-are-right-now” and it’s always present like the sky….   Well…Mt Rainier also watches over our DANIEL SMITH Art Supply building in the SODO neighborhood of Seattle….   I took these photos later the same day that … Continue reading

Art: “It’s not a waste of Time”

DANIEL SMITH: Artists

While watching the Oscars this evening, one acceptance speech really stood out from all the fanfare, fashion, glitz and glamour.  Michael Giacchino, who just won an Oscar for Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score) for the movie “Up“,  wrapped up his acceptance speech with:   “If you want to be creative, get out there and do it. It’s not a waste of time”   Those words really caught my attention because the pursuit of creative expression is so … Continue reading

“How To” Art Demo: Painting Holiday Cards in Watercolor with Susie Short

Susie Short - Painting Holiday Cards with Watercolors

Recently one of our FREE “How To” Art demos at the DANIEL SMITH Seattle Store was Painting Holiday Cards in Watercolor with Susie Short.   As always with Susie’s demos, there were a lot of people there to see what “Susie Tips” would be shared to make gorgeous (and easy!) Holiday Cards.  Susie had out on display, two large boards with nearly 50 different Holiday cards that she had painted.  On the right were the winter snow scenes of trees, and on the … Continue reading

DANIEL SMITH Kyanite Genuine Watercolor + Video

Kyanite Genuine Watercolor by DANIEL SMITH

Kyanite Genuine, a DANIEL SMITH Extra Fine Watercolor is also part of our DANIEL SMITH PrimaTek collection of paints.   PrimaTek paints are made from minerals finely ground into pigments and mixed into paints.  Throughout history paints were made from naturally occurring minerals, and our PrimaTek paints continue that tradition.    Our Kyanite Genuine is made from Kyanite, the name is based on a Greek word for dark blue or blue enamel, and one of it’s many uses is as a gemstone.  At DANIEL SMITH, we use … Continue reading

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