Free Demo | Autumn Garden in Vivid Watercolor

Recall vivid memories in vivid, autumnal color with this free watercolor exercise from Soon Warren's Painting Vibrant Watercolors. This simple demonstration will teach you how to paint a beautiful Japanese garden using the brilliant colors of fall.

Peony at Dawn by Soon Warren, watercolor painting, 15 x 22.

When You Have a Passion for Something…

Mingle Colors for Outstanding Flower Paintings in Watercolor …plunge yourself into it. That’s the advice artist and instructor Soon Warren gives. We have to jump in even if we don’t feel “ready” because our struggles will bring insight, and our mistakes are simply lessons learned. But that doesn’t mean you need to blindly attempt...

50 Shades of GREEN

Color Mixing & Celebrating Spring Happy St. Patrick’s Day! By all means, sip up the green beer, have green eggs and ham (blegh!), wear green (or, sometimes, orange), and pinch away at everyone who doesn’t play along, but for us artists this holiday means indulging the opportunity to celebrate the earthy, greedy, jealous, fertile,...

How to Paint Glass in Watercolor

Learn How to Paint Glass

Learn How to Paint Glass Glass is a study of contradictions. Both durable and terribly fragile at the same time, it’s often able to withstand heat but shatters when dropped; it can be perfectly clear and see-through, or cloudy and opaque, blocking out the light and distorting reflections. It is both utilitarian in the...

Splash 16 Winners Announced

Congratulations to the 121 artists selected for North Light Books’ latest watercolor competition Splash 16: Exploring Texture! If you see your name below, please check your email accounts (and junk boxes) for instructions on next steps. You will receive an email from us with the subject line “Splash 16 Winner Notification” no later than...

Paint Glass Like a Pro in Watercolor

Learn to Paint Glass in Watercolor It’s easier than you think! There’s a reason Soon Warren’s workshop, Vibrant Watercolor Techniques: Painting Glass is getting 5-star reviews. Several reasons, in fact, but they all boil down to this: great instruction on a great subject: painting glass in watercolor. Soon brings some of her