Bullseye Technique. Murrah. 03.14.15

Using the Bullseye Technique as the basis for your painting
Molly Murrah
March 14, 2015
11-12 and 1-2
Free Demonstration

When you want an area of your painting to really glow and capture your viewer's gaze, use a bullseye technique in your underpainting. It's fun, easy to do, and when done with transparent paints, you will get the effect you are looking for. Once the bullseye underpainting is completely dry, you can paint and glaze the other elements in your painting as you normally would. Bullseye underpaintings can be executed subtly or dramatically – it all depends on what you are looking for! 
Join us and see for yourself how this exciting, fun process can enhance the luminous quality of your masterpiece!


Hands On Demo: Primatek Watercolors with Cheryl Renee Long, February 7th, 2013

Playing with Daniel Smith PRIMATEK Watercolors
Cheryl Renee Long
Saturday, February 7, 2015
11-12 and 1-2
Free Hands-On Demonstration

Cheryl Renee Long will be demonstrating how to paint animals and landscapes using a unique and beautiful palette of Daniel Smith mineral pigment paints. The last half hour of the demo Cheryl will invite all attendees to try out the PrimaTek colors!
Come join us with a friend or two to have fun painting and discover your individual creativity!

Watercolor: Bold and Loose, Free Demos with Che, February 8th, 2015

Che Lopez self portrait

Watercolor: BOLD and Loose!
Che Lopez
February 8, 2015
12-1 and 2-3
Free Demonstrations

Learn how to use drips and splatters of juicy watercolor and add all sorts of movement in your paintings with Che Lopez..

Mixed Media Journaling Workshop with Cindy Briggs and Theresa Goesling, February 2nd, 2015

Creative Watercolor & Mixed Media Journaling
Theresa Goesling and Cindy Briggs

Monday, February 2nd, 2015
$85 for the 1-day Workshop

Please call 425-643-1781 to register and for supply list

Experience a creative fusion of ideas as Theresa Goesling and Cindy Briggs teach how to creatively record your journey mingling watercolor, words and memorabilia.  

Discover how to simply draw and colorfully capture your scene in just minutes, add mixed media and lettering to jazz up your page designs. Finish one to five pages in this workshop.  

Enjoy personalized mentoring with two instructors while you try hands on approaches to embellishing your journals. The Daniel Smith featured instructors share how to "Make Every Day A Painting" with demonstrations and examples from their international travel journals.

Creative Watercolor Journals - Mingling Watercolor, Words & Memorabilia with Cindy Briggs and Theresa Goesling, FREE Demos February 1st, 2015


Creative Watercolor Journals - Mingling Watercolor, Words, & Memorabilia
Theresa Goesling & Cindy Briggs
Sunday, February 1, 2015
12:00-1:00 & 2:00-3:00
Free Demonstrations


Cindy & Theresa will be demonstrating at Seattle, January 31st, please click HERE for details!
Experience a creative fusion of ideas as Theresa Goesling & Cindy Briggs share how to creatively record your journey mingling watercolor, words & memorabilia. 

Using their travel palette, the enthusiastic duo will share travel tips & their favorite Daniel Smith Watercolors as they demonstrate painting and embellishing techniques, & share their travel journals & ideas from their "Make Every Day A Painting" reference manual.  

See how you can jazz up your journals & learn about painting on the go.  Each demonstration will be New x 2!

Cindy & Theresa will also be teaching a 1-day Workshop on Creative Watercolor & Mixed Media Journaling on Monday, February 2nd, 2015.  Please click HERE for more details! 

Color Combinations for Perfect Flesh Tones with Ann Breckon, FREE Demo January 24th, 2015

"Sunlit Valerie" by Ann Breckon
Color Combinations for Perfect Flesh Tones with Ann Breckon
Saturday, January 24th, 2015
One session only!

Free Demonstration!

Ann will be demonstrating and discussing several combinations of Daniel Smith watercolors for painting successful portrait flesh tones.  You will learn color combinations used by some of the most successful watercolor artists, and see the difference between mixing the colors on the palette, on the page, or by glazing.  Learn Ann's favorite trio of colors for a variety of portrait skin tones, why green should be one of those and why waterfastness makes a difference when you want smooth, life-like portraits.

Watercolor Collage with Kathy Collins, FREE Demos, November 23rd, 2014

"Feeling of Movement"
by Kathy Collins
Watercolor Collage with Kathy Collins
FREE Painting Demonstrations
Sunday, November 23rd, 2014
12pm-1pm and 2pm-3pm - FREE!
Kathy Collins will demonstrate her unique process for figurative watercolor and collage. 
Her colorful new work and step-by-step technique has been featured in the
December issue of
"Watercolor Artist" magazine.
Kathy will also be teaching a 1-day workshop on the same topic on
Saturday, December 6th, 2014
Please click HERE for details

Watercolor Collage Workshop with Kathy Collins, December 6th, 2014

"Feeling of Movement"
by Kathy Collins
Kathy Collins’ Watercolor Collage Workshop 
Saturday, December 6th, 2014
10am to 3pm
$95.00 for the 1-day workshop
Registration required in advance
Please call Bellevue to register
at: 425-643-1781
Supply list available when registered.
Kathy Collins will demonstrate her unique process for figurative watercolor and collage on board.
She uses a 4-step technique:
#1 Prepare the board with DANIEL SMITH watercolor ground.
#2 glue papers onto the board with gel gloss.
#3 paint over the collaged paper and board with watercolor and gouache.
#4 Seal with varnish.
Learn more about Kathy and her work at:

Plein Air Painting in Tuscany and Venice Italy with Joe Mac Kechnie, FREE Painting Demos, November 2nd, 2014

Plein Air Painting in Tuscany and Venice Italy with Joe Mac Kechnie
FREE Painting Demonstrations
Sunday, November 2nd, 2014
11am-12pm and 1pm-2pm - FREE!


· HEAR about my travels and workshops in Italy.
· SEE how I prepare for a trip.
· WATCH how I paint the colors of Tuscany.
· LEARN more about my 2015 workshops in Tuscany and Venice.

Joe will also be at:
DANIEL SMITH Seattle Store - FREE demos
Saturday, November 1, 2014
11am to 12pm and 1pm to 2pm

April 2015 - Tuscany and Venice Italy Workshops
with Joe Mac Kechnie
Italy is calling again!  In Tuscany, Joe Mac Kechnie will be your guide and master Pacific NW watercolorist Ron Stocke will be our special guest art instructor.  You can see Ron’s work at: RonStocke.com.
For the Venice workshop, Joe Mac Kechnie will be your instructor and guide. You can see Joe’s artwork at:JLMacKechnie.com.
If you want to savor this once-in-a-lifetime experience, read on and then visit InternationalPleinAirWorkshops.com!
For the past 5 years, NW artist Joe Mac Kechnie has been teaching art workshops in Italy.  He has recently expanded this venture into a total cultural and art experience.  These art excursions to different countries will not only include art instruction, but will also include the total emersion into the culture of the countries being visit.  Enjoying the cuisine, wines, music, local art history, small towns, churches, countryside vistas, shopping and the people of the countries will all be part of the total adventure. 
In April of 2015, two workshops in Italy are now being offered;
one in Tuscany and one in Venice, Italy:
Workshop 1: Finding your art spirit in Tuscany Italy with NW Watercolorist Ron Stocke
When: March 29 to April 7, 2015
Where: Le Casacce Plantation and Vineyard near Seggiano Italy
How to find out more: InternationalPleinAirWorkshops.com
More about the artist: RonStocke.com

Workshop 2: Finding your art spirit in Venice Italy with NW Artist Joe Mac Kechnie
When: April 12 to April 21, 2015
Where: Downtown Venice, Italy near the Grand Canal
How to find out more: InternationalPleinAirWorkshops.com
More about the artist: JLMacKechnie.com

Liquitex Acrylic with Christine Hanlon, Sponsored by Liquitex, FREE Demos, October 26th, 2014

"Going Under the Gate"Christine Hanlon

Liquitex Acrylic with Christine Hanlon, Sponsored by Liquitex
Sunday,October 26th, 2014
1pm to 3pm - FREE!
Please call to sign up for this FREE demonstration
Bellevue: 425-643-1781

When it comes to acrylics, Liquitex started it all in 1955. In this demonstration attendees will be introduced to the acrylic brand that has been on the forefront of innovation for over 55 years. As the #1 acrylic in the world Liquitex is the only brand to offer the most diverse range of professional products including five unique ranges of professional acrylic colors, innovative mediums, and a revolutionary range of painting tools to meet the needs of every artist. This demo is all about getting people excited about the endless possibilities of acrylic color and mediums so they can go right into the studio with tons of new ideas. Each attendee will receive a sample pack of Liquitex Artist Materials!

Christine Hanlon

Christine Hanlon is a working artist/ teacher with an extensive resume that includes juried museum, regional and gallery shows in the San Francisco Bay area, New York, Oregon and the Midwest.  Her preferred medium is oil but she has worked extensively in watercolor and acrylics. For the Fine Art Collective she has conducted educational seminars on paint and color for colleges and universities throughout Northern California since 1998 and the Pacific Northwest since 2004. She has also been part-time fine art faculty at the Academy of Art University since she received her MFA in Painting in 1997 and has taught online since 2007. After 30 years in No. California, she relocated to Oregon in 2012 where she continues to conduct seminars for Liquitex and Winsor&Newton.

One of her urban homeless paintings was included in the catalogued invitational traveling museum exhibition entitled “Hobos to Street People: Artists’ Responses to Homelessness from the New Deal to the Present” which concluded its 4 year tour at the Richmond Art Center in the fall of 2012.  Ms. Hanlon was part of an invitational 4 person show at the art center  in early 2014 entitled The Language of Realism, including oils and acrylic maritime works. Her painting entitled “Death of an Oil Tanker” received Best in Show at the Coos Art Museum’s 15th Annual Maritime Exhibition in Coos Bay, Oregon and her maritime work was featured on the cover and in an article for the winter 2010-2011 issue of Sea History magazine. She currently lives in Bandon, Oregon and continues to work on maritime/industrial work. Her paintings, resume and current exhibitions may be seen online at www.christinehanlon.com.