Daniel Smith

My favourite painting materials

Paper I like to use Saunders Waterford Hot Press paper i.e. a smooth surface as my main support. I find this best for generating a variety of textures rather than have the texture of rough paper dominate through the painting. Sometimes I collage other paper surfaces to get different effects, or to get two effects …

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Watercolour magnetism

I don’t remember the first time I noticed that my Daniel Smith Hematite Genuine watercolour was ferromagnetic. If you produce a nice flocculating wash of hematite you can have fun playing with a magnet and you can get quite long strands of pigment to form. During Covid lockdown #3 in 2020 I played around with …

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