Watercolor Mixing Charts: How to Make Them and Why

Why take the time to make watercolor mixing charts?  Color Mixing Charts (or grids) are terrific tools for learning, for color referencing, an excellent way to understand your DANIEL SMITH Extra-Fine Watercolors, and see some of the range of colors that can be mixed.  For our example, we’re making a color mixing chart or grid […]

How M. Graham Makes Paint

M. Graham believes that the best paint makes better paintings. Consequently, the best ingredients make better paint and this video explains the difference M. Graham’s ingredients make in setting their fine paints apart. Whether it’s the walnut oil, the honey used in their watercolor, or the high solid acrylic emulsion, M. Graham vehicles are chosen […]

Mom-umental Gift Idea: Mixed Media Mega Set by Art Alternatives

Drawing a blank on what to get her for Mother’s Day? This Mixed Media Mega Set by Art Alternatives includes everything an artist needs to create dynamic, mixed media artwork: 165 pieces housed in an attractive wooden box with metal clasps and a sturdy handle. The box folds outwards to reveal an extensive variety of […]

Mom-umental Gift Ideas: Koi Creative Art Colors (CAC) Watercolor Sets and Pocket Field Sketch Boxes by Sakura

Spoil her with gifts that will cement your status as Mom’s favorite. Koi Creative Art Colors (CAC) Watercolor Sets and/or Pocket Field Sketch Boxes by Sakura are great for beginners and/or more experienced artists. Make every single day she paints a celebration.  Koi Creative Art Color (CAC) Watercolors are compact sets packed with unique colors and […]

Introducing Natalia Ushakova, Watercolor Artist

We are delighted to introduce DANIEL SMITH Watercolor Artist, Natalia Ushakova! Natalia will take us step-by-step through her process for making a watercolor portrait. All Daniel Smith Watercolors, Sets, and Grounds are on sale for 40% off during Plein Airpril – so now is a great time to test out some colors, treat yourself to that set you’ve been eyeing, and/or […]

What makes QoR Watercolors different?

Check out this video which explains just what makes QoR Modern Watercolors different from other watercolors. SPOILER: It’s Aquazol®. You’ll want to check out the video anyways because the colors are so pretty. In any case, the patented Aquazol® formula is excellent for all your traditional watercolor needs but offers even greater capabilities than ordinary […]

Introducing Joanna Barnum, Watercolor Artist

We are delighted to introduce DANIEL SMITH Watercolor Artist, Joanna Barnum! Joanna will take us step-by-step through her process for making a watercolor portrait. For this portrait painting, “Fae”, I started with a photo of my friend Amy, a dancer and professional fairy, who did an impromptu photo shoot with me at a festival. I […]