Exploring Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolours with John Cogley

April 29, 2021


When: April 29th @ 11am

Exploring Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolours with John Cogley

Join John Cogley, the President of Daniel Smith Artist Materials, for his virtual take on the legendary Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolour demo. In this event, John will share the history of his remarkable company, discuss how their watercolours are made, reveal the many practical uses for the Daniel Smith colour chart and much more!


Topics of interest will include Daniel Smith’s Quinacridone colours and the characteristics which make them so special, a introduction of their new colour McCracken Black, and a discussion of the different blacks, and their marvelous properties, which can be added to an artist’s palette.


Perfect for the countless fans of Daniel Smith Watercolours, those curious about how watercolour paints are made, or any creative individuals interested in better understanding the role of Quinacridones or Blacks in their watercolour palette. 


Materials List

No materials necessary!


Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Artist Bio

John Cogley, the owner of Daniel Smith, joined the company in the IT department more than 3 decades ago, working his way up to President and CEO, eventually buying the company in 2008. John has been the driving force behind making DANIEL SMITH Watercolors and other products to be recognized as the world’s best. Because of his commitment to innovation, and to manufacturing the highest quality paints and other products, artists worldwide can rely on the performance of those products year after year.






April 29, 2021
11:00 am - 12:30 pm