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“Watercolor Painting A Comprehensive Approach to Mastering the Medium” with Tom Hoffmann, FREE Demo and Book Signing, December 16th, 2012

Tom Hoffmann's New Book:
Watercolor Painting:
A Comprhensive Approach to
Mastering the Medium

“Watercolor Painting A Comprehensive Approach to Mastering the Medium”
 with Tom Hoffmann
Sunday, December 16th, 2012
from 12 pm to 1:30 pm - FREE demo & Book Signing!
There is also a prize drawing for an ARCHES 18x24 Watercolor Block!

We are very excited and fortunate to have Tom Hoffmann at DANIEL SMITH’s Seattle and Bellevue Stores this weekend, December 15th & 16th, for demos and book signings for his New Book that came out this week on December 11th! Tom will spend the first hour with a demonstration illustrating a topic from his new book, then the last half hour will be answering questions and signing his gorgeous new book:

  “Watercolor Painting A Comprehensive Approach to Mastering the Medium” by Tom Hoffmann:

The beauty of a watercolor painting lies in its diaphanous layers, delicate strokes, and luminous washes. However, the very features that define the beauty of the medium can make it difficult to master. This complete guide to understanding the relationships between color, value, wetness, and composition unravels the mysteries of watercolor to help your practice evolve.

Experienced teacher and acclaimed artist Tom Hoffmann offers a unique, inquiry-based approach that shows you how to translate any subject into the language of watercolor. With Hoffmann as your guide, you’ll learn the key questions to ask yourself at every turn and time-tested methods to help you reach solutions.

Hoffmann’s thorough explanations and step-by-step demonstrations delineate the process of composing a painting in watercolor, while art from more than thirty-five past and present masters, including John Singer Sargent, Ogden Pleissner, George Post, Emil Kosa, Jr., Mary Whyte, Trevor Chamberlain, Lars Lerin, Torgeir Schjølberg, Piet Lap, Leslie Frontz, and Alvaro Castagnet serve to illustrate and inspire. Whether you’re a serious beginner or a seasoned practitioner, this book will guide you toward the all-important balance between restraint and risk-taking that every watercolorist seeks

Tom's demo will be about Chapters 1 & 2:
 “How do you decide what kind of work to do for making your preliminary studies?” Some of this information is in the INKSMITH article, “What Not to Paint”, as the principles are unchanging. Tom will be showing examples of images during his painting demo, and he will talk about “How to determine what’s the important part of the subject and make sure it’s still visible when you are finished. How to identify what looks [ HONESTLY ] tricky about it” These are topics from Chapters 1 & 2:

- How to get started:
Page 23, “Revisiting Your Purpose”, What needs to be true in the finished painting?”
Pages. 24-27, “Identifying the Tricky Parts”.

We hope you can come to this very Special Event:

Tom Hoffmann’s demo and book signing!
Don’t forget, the prize drawing for an
ARCHES 18x24 Watercolor Block!
Retail value is $126.75.
Tom will also be at our Bellevue Store on

Here is a post of a
Tom Hoffmann demo at DANIEL SMITH in 2008
Here is an Inksmith Article:
What Not to Paint” by Tom Hoffmann
from our Summer 2006 DANIEL SMITH Catalog.

Tom Hoffmann at the Seattle DANIEL SMITH Store 2008

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