Another generous offer

A few weeks back I received a message from Gina offering me a wonderful set of Daniel Smith watercolor sticks to try for a demo video and look what she’s sent me! An amazing set of Daniel Smith watercolor sticks for another amazing art challenge plus some more gorgeous art supplies I can’t wait to try. But first, this Color-My-Page art challenge that you can take part in too if you like. And this week there is an Art Giveaway. More info in this post!

Gina's parcel, bringing me Daniel Smith watercolor sticks, M. Graham watercolor paints (yay) and Prismacolor markers

Smart thinking: from sticks to pans

Gina wrote how she loved the Daniel Smith watercolor sticks. They seem a bit cheaper than the tubes and also, she figured out that if you cut the sticks into chunks, you can fill pans with it and thus create your own paint box. This way she makes these sticks incredibly versatile! I’m not an easy one to convince to buy crayons or paint sticks because it’s so different to the way I normally work. But Gina came up with a wonderful application that made these sticks very interesting to me! I tried a green one that I got from Caroline in the last Color-My-Page art challenge and was pleasantly surprised by the intensity of the paint and how easily a wet brush picks up paint from it! The fact that Gina put them into these pans makes them so much easier to work with when working with a lot of colors at the same time. So my fingers are itching to go!

Daniel Smith watercolor sticks in pans

So…now vote my colors and win the demo painting!!!

Right below you will find the color chart and the poll where you can vote for your 5 favorite colors. The top 3 will be used for the Color-my-Page demo video. If you would like to take part in the giveaway of the original demo painting, then please leave a comment below this blog post so that I can contact you should your name pop up…♥

Daniel Smith watercolor stick color chart
Which Daniel Smith watercolor Sticks would you like to see me use in my next demo and review video? You can pick 5. The top 3 will be used! Don't forget to leave a comment below this blog post for the giveaway of this painting!!!
  • Bloodstone Genuine (oh my, what a pretty color...no...nope...not influencing you guys at all...neh-eh... 😉 ) 14%, 51 vote
    51 vote 14%
    51 vote - 14% of all votes
  • NIckel Azo Yellow (please, choose this one...please...not trying to influence the poll....not at all.... 😉 ) 10%, 37 votes
    37 votes 10%
    37 votes - 10% of all votes
  • Undersea Green 9%, 32 votes
    32 votes 9%
    32 votes - 9% of all votes
  • Quinacrione Coral 8%, 28 votes
    28 votes 8%
    28 votes - 8% of all votes
  • Quinacridone Violet 7%, 27 votes
    27 votes 7%
    27 votes - 7% of all votes
  • Phtalo Turquoise 7%, 26 votes
    26 votes 7%
    26 votes - 7% of all votes
  • Quinacridone Gold 6%, 23 votes
    23 votes 6%
    23 votes - 6% of all votes
  • Piemontite Genuine 4%, 16 votes
    16 votes 4%
    16 votes - 4% of all votes
  • Sodalite 4%, 15 votes
    15 votes 4%
    15 votes - 4% of all votes
  • Indanthrone 4%, 14 votes
    14 votes 4%
    14 votes - 4% of all votes
  • Buff Titanium 3%, 12 votes
    12 votes 3%
    12 votes - 3% of all votes
  • Quinacridone Burnt Orange 3%, 12 votes
    12 votes 3%
    12 votes - 3% of all votes
  • Blue Apatite 3%, 11 votes
    11 votes 3%
    11 votes - 3% of all votes
  • Hansa Yellow Deep 2%, 9 votes
    9 votes 2%
    9 votes - 2% of all votes
  • Quinacridone Red 2%, 7 votes
    7 votes 2%
    7 votes - 2% of all votes
  • French Ultramarine 2%, 7 votes
    7 votes 2%
    7 votes - 2% of all votes
  • Ben heel benieuwd en loot graag mee voor de watercolor sticks* 1%, 5 votes
    5 votes 1%
    5 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Quinacridone Scarlet 1%, 5 votes
    5 votes 1%
    5 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Lunar Black 1%, 5 votes
    5 votes 1%
    5 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Crimson 1%, 5 votes
    5 votes 1%
    5 votes - 1% of all votes
  • New Gamboge 1%, 4 votes
    4 votes 1%
    4 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Phtalo Blue Red Shade 1%, 4 votes
    4 votes 1%
    4 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Aureolin 1%, 3 votes
    3 votes 1%
    3 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Burnt Sienna 1%, 3 votes
    3 votes 1%
    3 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Phtalo Blue Green Shade 1%, 3 votes
    3 votes 1%
    3 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Burnt Yellow Ochre 1%, 2 votes
    2 votes 1%
    2 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Hansa Yellow Light 1%, 2 votes
    2 votes 1%
    2 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Permanent Red 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Hansa Yellow Medium 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Raw Sienna 0%, 0 votes
    0 votes
    0 votes - 0% of all votes
  • Yellow Ochre 0%, 0 votes
    0 votes
    0 votes - 0% of all votes
Total Votes: 370
Voters: 84
November 28, 2016 - December 2, 2016
Voting is closed

Watercolor Workshops ahead and 20% discount on LifeBook 2017!

Before the end of this year I will launch a lovely watercolor workshop. So keep an eye on my blog or sign up for my newsletter so you’re sure not to miss out on the opening sale! I’m also a guest teacher in Life Book 2017 for which I’m doing an adventurous watercolor workshop! There is now a 20% discount to be had by using the coupon code FIREWORKS2017 before 14 January 2017 at checkout. See you there?

More Daniel Smith watercolor paint videos by my hand

A little while ago, I did four Daniel Smith videos after I’d received a Daniel Smith dot sampler color chart to review. You can find the Yellows and Reds here, the  Blues and Greens here, the Browns and earth tones here and the Blacks, whites and effect paints here.