Jane Davenport

Jane “Danger” Davenport is an internationally recognized artist, best-selling author and beloved workshop instructor. 

Girls’ faces feature strongly in Danger's whimsical work, often with somewhat wistful or melancholy expressions, surrounded by interacting colour. She started her creative career as a fashion illustrator and the evidence of her Parisian training lingers in her elongated figures.

Through her online Art Schools, publications and Escape Artist Retreats, Danger has enabled tens of thousands of people from all around the world to embrace their innate artistic selves. 

For more info and images: www.janedavenport.com


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Jane ‘Danger’ Davenport on Daniel Smith watercolours:

"My favourite Daniel Smith watercolors are an invitation to play.  
They granulate. 
They make amazing watermarks.  
Each brushstroke is a beautiful, fascinating adventure. 
By using art materials that allow me to enjoy the process so much, ideas can roam free, inspiration and imagination bubble to the surface and I create art that I love with ease. I don't have to worry about being an 'expert', or creating a perfect drawing first. I just dive right in with a smile on my face.”


The hues I have selected for my dot palette have all the seductive and unpredictable charm of a mermaid:

  • Buff Titanium
  • Iridescent Topaz
  • Hematite Violet
  • Potters Pink
  • Naphthamide Maroon
  • Rhodenite Genuine
  • Shadow Violet
  • Moonglow
  • Amethyst Genuine
  • Kyanite Genuine
  • Sodalite Genuine
  • Lunar Blue
  • Sleeping Beauty Turquoise
  • Phthalo Turquoise
  • Amazonite Genuine
  • Serpentine Genuine
  • Fuschite Genuine 
  • Cascade Green
Of course there are other foundation colours that I use, but I wanted this dot card to hold some of the extraordinary Daniel Smith paints that people may not have had the pleasure of using before. 

I consider these colours ‘alive’ because they do so much movement on their own, which makes them so exciting to use.

In all my online workshops, I cover techniques that a beginner can feel confident to try, through to more advanced concepts to push creative boundaries. I love teaching! I have attached images from recent journals as I prepare for my next 3 exciting online workshops for 2015. The first expands on my new book “Drawing & Painting Beautiful Faces” and the next concentrates solely on Watercolor. I have also been filming for my urban sketching series filmed in in Bali, Paris, London, Sydney, Mexico City and my home in Byron Bay.

     
Buff Titanium DS Awc 15ml
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Buff Titanium DS Awc 15ml

Buff Titanium DS Awc 15ml

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Spatter or drop a brushload of Buff Titanium into a moist wash and enjoy the pigment displacement. Unique to Daniel Smith, Buff Titanium resembles...
Rhodonite Genuine DS Awc 15ml
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Rhodonite Genuine DS Awc 15ml

Rhodonite Genuine DS Awc 15ml

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Made from jewelry-quality stone, this versatile rose pink is wonderful for portraits and landscapes. Used wet into wet, it creates a soft,...
Potters Pink DS Awc 15ml
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Potters Pink DS Awc 15ml

Potters Pink DS Awc 15ml

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Potter's Pink is the lightfast pink that was used in English watercolour painting of the 18th and 19th centuries. Also used in ceramic glazes, it is...
Amethyst Geniune DS Awc 15ml
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Amethyst Geniune DS Awc 15ml

Amethyst Geniune DS Awc 15ml

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"Oh my goodness-it's beautiful!" exclaimed one of our testers. And it is. Amethyst Genuine is a rich, true purple-it's almost black in masstone and...
Moonglow DS Awc 15ml
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Moonglow DS Awc 15ml

Moonglow DS Awc 15ml

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Water frees this amazing three-pigment blend to perform miracles. Watch and wait as Anthraquinoid Red floats, Ultramarine Blue settles and Viridian...
Shadow Violet DS Awc 15ml
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Shadow Violet DS Awc 15ml

Shadow Violet DS Awc 15ml

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A smooth gray-mauve in light washes, displays a fascinating granulation when used more thickly. Deep warm violet in mass tone, it reveals a slight...
Kyanite Genuine DS Awc 15ml
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Kyanite Genuine DS Awc 15ml

Kyanite Genuine DS Awc 15ml

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This exclusive DANIEL SMITH colour is a stunner-a rich blue-gray with impressive granulation and dazzling, glittery sparkle. Its name comes from the...
Sodalite Genuine DS Awc 15ml
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Sodalite Genuine DS Awc 15ml

Sodalite Genuine DS Awc 15ml

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Sodalite, with a distinctive deep blue colour is one of the components of Lapis Lazuli and very rare. DANIEL SMITH Sodalite is the finest quality and...
Sleeping Beauty Turq. Gen DS Awc 15ml
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Sleeping Beauty Turq. Gen DS Awc 15ml

Sleeping Beauty Turq. Gen DS Awc 15ml

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A unique and vibrant blue, it comes from??Sleeping Beauty Mountain in Arizona where we found a deposit that lives up to our??high expectations. It is...
Phthalo Turquoise DS Awc 15ml
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Phthalo Turquoise DS Awc 15ml

Phthalo Turquoise DS Awc 15ml

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This Daniel Smith exclusive is a favorite of artists. It moves from a deep dark turquoise to a thin film of robin's egg blue in a single wash, making...
Lunar Blue DS Awc 15ml
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Lunar Blue DS Awc 15ml

Lunar Blue DS Awc 15ml

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The fabric of the night sky glides off the brush in this heavenly new shade. Granulating lunar black floats above a phthalo undertone, perfect for...
Amazonite Genuine DS Awc 15ml
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Amazonite Genuine DS Awc 15ml

Amazonite Genuine DS Awc 15ml

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Daniel Smith has acquired a unique supply of the precious mineral Amazonite from Brazil. It's a strong pure colour that is completely transparent,...
Fuchsite Genuine DS Awc 15ml
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Fuchsite Genuine DS Awc 15ml

Fuchsite Genuine DS Awc 15ml

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Made from pure Fuchsite, a mineral with mica-like characteristics, this colour creates a luminous pearly green shimmer. Soft, subtle with a pearly...
Cascade Green DS Awc 15ml
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Cascade Green DS Awc 15ml

Cascade Green DS Awc 15ml

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The craggy peaks of the Cascade Mountains divide lush, damp western Washington from the dry high plains of the east. Conifer forests, rushing streams...
Serpentine Genuine DS Awc 15ml
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Serpentine Genuine DS Awc 15ml

Serpentine Genuine DS Awc 15ml

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We bring you an unusually beautiful Serpentine pigment from the land down under. This Australian green-colour serpentine is of a variety called...
Naphthamide Maroon DS Awc 15ml
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Naphthamide Maroon DS Awc 15ml

Naphthamide Maroon DS Awc 15ml

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This new azo pigment falls between Permanent Violet and Manganese Violet on the colour chart. It's a lightfast, slightly granular deep brown-violet...
Hematite Violet Genuine DS Awc 15ml
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Hematite Violet Genuine DS Awc 15ml

Hematite Violet Genuine DS Awc 15ml

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Hematite stones are milled to a fine pigment to create this stunning watercolour. Rich and shadowy violet washes are studded with a pattern of deep...
Iridescent Topaz DS Awc 15ml
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Iridescent Topaz DS Awc 15ml

Iridescent Topaz DS Awc 15ml

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Iridescent Topaz is a pale yellow-gold with just the slightest hint of a green undertone. ASTM Lightfastness Rating: ??Excellent Transparency:...