David Castle Blog Excerpt: I Heart DANIEL SMITH Watercolors!
One of the questions I get asked most often, whether in my studio or at an opening or exhibit is: “How do I get metallics into my original paintings?”
Well, DANIEL SMITH is how. I’d guess that over 75% of my most-used watercolor paints are DANIEL SMITH. His paints are very high quality and his factory colors, including his line of metallic paints, really push the edge. One of the quirky things I like to list periodically in my studio journal is my current favorite factory colors (colors that are mixed by the factory and come out of the tube ready for direct application or mixing with other colors). DANIEL SMITH paints, particularly a few metallic colors, consistently show up on my list, no matter how often I list my current favorite colors.
Here are the top 8 DANIEL SMITH colors that have been on my lists for several years now.
- Indanthrone Blue
- Deep Scarlet
- Iridescent Copper
- Iridescent Sunstone
- Undersea Green
- Iridescent Jade
- Raw Umber Violet
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