Vibrant Watercolors: Painting Water with Soon Y. Warren

Artist: Soon Y. Warren
Producer: North Light
SKU: 22-SYW3d
Runtime: 1 Hour, 35 Minutes

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You'll love this video if:
  • You want to learn how to paint water in the landscape
  • You love watercolor painting and want to build your technique repertoire
  • You enjoy step-by-step visual instruction that you can pause and play when you want


Soon Y. Warren is a full time artist and teacher. She has an Associate degree in commercial art from Thomas Nelson Community College in Hampton, Virginia. Appearing in several art publications, Soon Y. has had numerous exhibitions and earned numerous awards.

In this video, Soon shares very simple steps to create a complex image--colorful water movement complete with tree and sky reflections on the water. Artists will learn how to create the realistic sparkle, depth & reflections of water using simple watercolor techniques with help from Soon Y. Warren. Follow this expert's process for how to create rich and vibrant colors by layering colors, how to control the water and colors, and use of tools.

  • Step-by-step instruction to achieve a finished painting
  • Watercolor lessons on brushwork, layering, glazing, wet into wet, negative painting, masking and more!



Tool & Materials

Subject & Drawing

Apply Masking Fluid


2nd Mask

Establish guidelines

Develop Darks

Add Details

Final Touches



Butcher paper (deli wrap)


Illustration board

Watercolor paper

Paints (variety of colors)

Fluid acrylics

Open-body acrylics

Brushes (variety of sizes)





Acrylic Glazing Liquid

Acrylic Ground for Pastels

Acrylic Mediums & Gels (matte and gloss)

Acrylic Texture Products (molding paste, fiber paste, etc.)


Collage materials

Cosmetic sponges


Palette knife

Pencils (graphite, colored and pastel pencils)

Plexiglas printing plates


Screen printing material

Texture tools (cardboard, bubble wrap, screen, stamps. stencils, etc.)


Interview with Soon Y. Warren

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