Free GOLDEN LECTURE: Innovations in Acrylic with Barbara De Pirro, October 5th, 2014

GOLDEN High Flow Acrylics

GOLDEN LECTURE: Innovations in Acrylic with Barbara De Pirro
Sunday, October 5th, 2014
1:00pm to 3:30pm - FREE!
Space is limited, please call to reserve your space at: 425-643-1781
Discover the infinite & brilliant versatility of acrylics!
Barbara De Pirro will sift through a mountain of valuable information, guiding you through the basics, while opening up new possibilities. Get a grasp on the many gels, mediums, grounds and how they can change the texture, saturation and intensity of your work. Gain an understanding of how to extend the wet time of acrylics, facilitating blending, shading, glazing and fine detail. Check out the amazing selection of grounds to prepare truly, contemporary surfaces for painting, drawing, pastel, digital printing and mixed media. Discover how acrylics can simulate oil and watercolor, encaustic, even gouache, yet are infinitely more versatile. Whatever your approach as an artist, this lecture will offer the technical knowledge to support your concepts.
FREE literature and samples, product test table, plus…
get your questions answered! Pre-registration is required.

How to Use Your Store Bought Color Wheel and Color Mixing with Lin La Mer, FREE Lectures on September 20th, 2014

FREE Lectures: How to Use Your Store Bought Color Wheel and Color Mixing with Lin La Mer
Saturday, September 20th, 2014
11:00-12:00 and 1:00 – 2:00

Have you ever wondered why you bought that color wheel or how to use it? Well, that color wheel is one of the most useful tools in your paint box. You can choose a color scheme for your next painting series, learn which colors to mix and make sure you get the results you want. Sound like something you’d be interested in? Join Lin at DANIEL SMITH for a free introduction to Color Mixing.

Color Mixing Chart in process

Lin will follow this FREE Lecture with five classes of hands-on color mixing.
Please contact Lin directly to register and for details:

Date                        BELLEVUE                                   Topic
Sat. Sept. 20th            11:00-12:00 and 1:00-2:00            Demo / Lecture (this is free)
Sat. Oct. 11th             12:00-2:00                                      Class 1
Sat. Oct. 25th             12:00-2:00                                      Class 2
Sat. Nov. 1st               12:00-2:00                                     Class 3
Sat. Nov .15th             12:00-2:00                                     Class 4
Sat. Nov. 29                12:00-2:00                                     Class 5
Classes will be $30 per person per class - the lectures on Sept. 20th are FREE.

Lin will also be at Seattle on Sunday, September 7th for the FREE Lectures and other dates for her Color Mixing Classes, please click HERE for details for Seattle.

"Sunrise Mt Rainier", oil by Lin La Mer

"Sunset 1", oil by Lin La Mer

Field Sketching with Ink and Watercolor with Maria Coryell-Martin, FREE Demos July 20th, 2014

Field Sketching with Ink and Watercolor with 
Maria Coryell-Martin 
Sunday, July 20th, 2014 
12:00 - 1:00 and 2:00 - 3:00
Free Demonstrations!

Join Expeditionary Artist Maria Coryell-Martin as she demonstrates and lectures on the fundamental tools for travel and field sketching with ink and watercolor. Maria will share her favorite techniques and tips for creating fast and expressive sketches, using lightweight, compact materials. Get inspired to sketch and paint your summer adventures! 

Supplies Maria plans to use: 
  • DANIEL SMITH Extra Fine Watercolors 
    • Hansa Yellow Medium, 
    • Pyroll Red, 
    • Quinacridone Rose, 
    • Phthalo Blue Red Shade, 
    • Indanthrone Blue, 
    • Phthalo Blue Green Shade, 
    • Quinacridone Gold. 
  • Winsor & Newton Zinc White Gouache 
  • Niji Waterbrushes 
  • Walnut Ink 
  • Pentel Pocket Brush Pen 
  • Rapidograph 0.35 Technical Pen 
  • Pigma Micron Pen 
  • Stillman & Birn Sketchbooks 
  • Canson Mi-Teintes paper 
  • Arches Cover 
  • Lenox Paper
  • Arches Paper

  • Water-Soluble Oils with Ann Elizabeth Scott, FREE Demos June 1st, 2014

    Exploring Daniel Smith Water Soluble Oils
    Ann Elizabeth Scott
    Sunday, June 1, 2014
    12-1:00  and  2-3:00
    FREE Demonstration

    Come join Ann Elizabeth Scott as she describes and demonstrates working with Daniel Smith's line of Water Soluble Oils.  See for yourself how they compare to traditional oils.

    Watercolor Painting, Learning from the Masters Series: Focus on Artist Carl Purcell with Ann Breckon, 2-Day Workshop May 25th & 26th, 2014

    Watercolor Painting Workshop with Ann Breckon
    Learning from the Masters Series:  Focus on Artist Carl Purcell
    Sunday, May 25th & Monday May 26th, 2014
    11:30am to 4:30pm,
    2-Day Workshop, $150
    Please call the Bellevue Store to register at: 425-643-1781

    Artist Carl Purcell, author of "Painting with your Artist's Brain" has a book filled with great advice on how to see with an artist's eye, using shape, value, color and space to create paintings above and beyond the normal. Ann will be demonstrating the difference awareness of these concepts makes while painting landscapes. For the accompanying workshop on May 25-26 students will be guided in carefully reproducing this beautiful painting from Purcell's book.

    Please note, this was published by mistake on the DANIEL SMITH Seattle Blog, we are very sorry for any confusion.

    The Dynamically Lit Pastel Portrait with Brandi York, FREE demos May 21st, 2014

    The Dynamically Lit Pastel Portrait with Brandi York
    Wednesday, May 21st, 2014
    11am & 1:30pm - FREE demos
    Pastel is a vibrant medium that can also be rather intimidating!  Join Brandi York as she takes you through the steps of a dynamically lit pastel portrait, from laying the foundation to application of strokes to finish out the piece, what sorts of papers to use, and how to create your own surface.  She'll be discussing what causes pastel pieces to "turn to mud" and how to avoid it, as well as use of a variety of pastels and their attributes, including Rembrandt, NuPastel, & Sennelier.

    Exploring the Style of Carl Purcell with Ann Breckon, Free Demo, May 10 2014

    Watercolor Demo in the Style of Artist Carl Purcell
    by Ann Breckon
    Saturday, May 10
    11-12 and 1:30-2:30
    Free demonstration

    Artist Carl Purcell, author of "Painting with your Artist's Brain" has a book filled with great advice on how to see with an artist's eye, using shape, value, color and space to create paintings above and beyond the normal. Ann will be demonstrating the difference awareness of these concepts makes while painting landscapes.This is a great preview of what you can expect to learn in her upcoming Daniel Smith workshop

    Gyotaku "fish prints" with Sherry Lee Duncan, FREE Demos, May 17th, 2014

    Gyotaku "fish prints"
    Artist Sherry Lee Duncan
    Saturday, May 17, 2014
    11:00-12:00  and  1:30-2:30
    Free Demo

    Gyotaku, or Japanese Fish Printing, has many possibilities for printmakers and multi media artists.  In Japan, the artists add rocks, shells, seaweed and more to create exquisite works.  Sherry Lee Duncan has experimented with these prints in the US and in Mexico.  She even printed a marlin, as a souvenier for a fisherman to keep of his prize catch.

    Sherry will show you how she begins with an unscaled fish and the Japanese rice papers available at Daniel Smith, and uses basics of composition to create beautiful prints using Daniel Smith iridescent acrylics. 

    Contemporary Impressionism in Oils with Henry Stinson, FREE Demos May 24th, 2014

    Contemporary Impressionism in Oils with Henry Stinson
    Re-Scheduled for Saturday, May 24th, 2014
    11am & 1:30pm - FREE demos!
    Sunday, May 25, 2014

    12:00-1:00  and  2:00-3:00

    These painting demonstrations are a great opportunity to learn the fundamentals of impressionistic painting, from a highly respected artist and instructor. Henry will lecture on the impressionistic approach to mixing and applying vibrate paint to your canvas. Helping you gain a basic understanding of color and relationships as you develop a solid foundation for creating paintings.

    UPDATE 5/16/14: We are sorry for the schedule change inconvenience, Henry Stinson will now be at our Seattle Store on Sunday May 25th, 2014 at 12pm & 2pm for FREE demos.

    Winsor & Newton Sponsored Watercolor Demonstration with Christine Hanlon, FREE Demo & Lecture, April 27th, 2014

    Late Tuesday Afternoon by Christine Hanlon
     Winsor & Newton Sponsored Watercolor Demonstration with Christine Hanlon
    Sunday, April 27th, 2014
    12pm to 2pm
    FREE 2-hour Demo and Lecture!
    Pre-registration required as space is limited.

    Please call 425-643-1781 to register.

    For artists working in watercolor, this lively and entertaining discussion looks at the history, techniques, and materials that spell success when working in this most legendary of mediums. Discover which pigments granulate, why some colors stain, and the ideal landscape colour palette. Learn the keys to color permanence and lightfastness.

    • What mediums will help you capture texture and expressive gesture?
    • Why do we have Rough, Cold Pressed and Hot Pressed papers?
    • What colours best capture natural light?
    • What is gouache and can I use it with my transparent watercolours?
    • What are the three benchmarks for fine water media brushes?
    • How do I care for my brushes and finished watercolours?

    Winsor & Newton Artists’ Water Color offers a range of 96 unique colors and a wide array of mediums to help artists alter and enhance the characteristics of their work. The goal is to help everyone get the most out this wonderful medium. These topics and any other questions you bring will be addressed, with all attendees receiving free watercolour samples at the conclusion!


    Christine Hanlon
    Christine Hanlon is a working artist/teacher from the San Francisco Bay area, who has been part of the Artist Outreach Program for Winsor & Newton since 1998. She has been trained on methods and materials with Winsor & Newton in London, and has conducted technical seminars on color and paint at colleges and universities throughout Northern California and the Pacific Northwest.

    Her extensive resume includes invitational and juried museum and gallery shows, as well as traveling exhibitions. Her maritime paintings have received multiple awards in the Coos Art Museum's annual maritime exhibitions, including a Best in Show in 2008. Her urban landscape work was featured in the Artist's Magazine Competition Spotlight in September 2009. A cover image and feature article on her maritime paintings is published in the winter 2010-11 issue of Sea History Magazine. She received a BFA in Painting from RISD in 1976 and an MFA in Painting from the Academy of Art University in 1997, where she currently teaches at the graduate level.

    Her paintings, current shows, biography and resume may be viewed online at