Daniel Smith Paints

These paints are an inspiration in themselves. How can you resist a colour called Moonglow? Maybe you would be drawn in by the promise of Undersea Green? Then there is Cascade Green that starts as an opaque chalky neutral green but when applied to dampened paper little miracles of turquoise appear and separate from the main colour. Mayan Blue Genuine is a colour that can be found in the murals of the Mayan people over a thousand years ago or Aussie Gold takes you straight to the golden reds of the Australian landscape. Below is the colour chart I made to fit into my travel palette. Sometimes these little square inspire me in their own right. Look at Rose of Ultramarine, how can you resist? Or Lunar Blue’s granulation, the tiny flecks of pigment settling into the rough paper. Aren’t they beautiful!