Blue – A color associated with tranquility and eternity, mood and well-being. It’s all around us. While being one of the three primary colors, blue comes in a multitude of shades, each one with its own unique personality and characteristics. It can be mixed to create nearly any color your mind can dream up. At one point in Europe´s history, only the very rich were able to enjoy the luxury of blue paint. In my estimation, you can never have too many different blues! The word is ripe with possibilities. It conjures up a multitude of images….
The Blues – Serene to Dramatic Hand Poured Watercolor Half Pan Set, with Bonus Travel Case and 9 empty pans, includes these 6 DANIEL SMITH Watercolors:
Cerulean Blue: sunny summery blue skies and spring flowers….
Lunar Blue (unique to DS): an almost magical wash of granulating blues and blacks creating impact wherever it goes….
Indigo: midnight blue and faded jeans….
Sodalite Genuine (unique to DS and a PrimaTek Watercolor): deep dark granulating blue made of pure mineral, creating structure and interest with a stroke of juicy pigment loaded on a brush . . . . and so much more!!!
Payne’s Blue Gray (unique to DS): mood, depth and contrast, rainy clouds and deep shadows….
The Hand Poured Watercolor Half Pans are made from the same pigments as the DANIEL SMITH Watercolor Tubes, same pigments, different packaging. You can expect the Half Pan Watercolors to perform the same as the Tube Watercolors do.
These aren’t just any blues. They are possibilities served on the half pan… just waiting for your paintbrush! Enjoy!
Color feeds my soul. . . .
I love playing around with paint to see what comes to life and capture a mood or an impression, or some inspiration from God’s amazing creation.
I moved to Sweden after growing up in Seattle, Washington, USA, and met the love of my life! As our daughters grew up I enjoyed the creative side of mothering and teaching. . . which grew into more and more art exhibitions, teaching painting classes, watercolor blogs, painting trips with my students around Sweden, Denmark, France and the States, and connections with artists and art lovers around the world. Three years in South Africa gave me an appreciation for seeing and learning more . . . discovering new techniques and a curiosity for “painting outside the lines”. Westersart and DANIEL SMITH Watercolors changed forever the way I experience painting! The challenge of developing the arts department at Folkuniversitetet in Jönköping, Sweden has given me a forum for sharing this love of creating with others.
It is such a joy to be able to share my love of painting with others and hopefully spread some encouragement along the way too!
-Julie Ann Karlsson
The Blues: Serene to Dramatic Half Pan Set is one of six New DANIEL SMITH Hand Poured Watercolor Half Pan Sets, find out about them all by clicking HERE.
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