Demonstrating Techniques at Daniel Smith
Demonstrating techniques at Daniel Smith, photo credit: Che Lopez

I had a wonderful time with Daniel Smith this past week. I joined them at a Plein Air themed art event at the Seattle Design Center, and also gave demos at both the Seattle at Bellevue stores on field sketching with ink and watercolor. Thank you to everyone who came! For those of you who couldn’t make it, stay tuned. I’ll be sharing the tools and techniques I presented in upcoming¬†blog posts. I met some wonderful artists, including Daniel Smith employees. It’s wonderful to visit an art store with so many knowledgable folks. I want to give a shout out to Che Lopez who works in Bellevue on weekends. He’s an artist, teacher, and coach with a passion for painting portraits. He’s also a fan of the Pocket Palette!¬†We were both making art at the Plein Air event and I took the opportunity to sketch him at work.

Artist Che Lopez with his Pocket Palette and sketchbook
Artist Che Lopez with his Pocket Palette and sketchbook
Che Lopez plein air painting, 5" x 7" ink and watercolor
Che Lopez plein air painting, 5″ x 7″ ink and watercolor