Artwork, photographs, and original content © 2005-2019 Denise Soden

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YOUTUBE CONTENT CREATOR

In addition to creating my own artwork, I am also committed to creating educational content for my community. As a former zoo educator, I have a professional background in enrichment education. Combined with my passion for watercolors, I strive to create engaging and useful videos to help guide others through their watercolor adventures! Below you can find some of my favorite video series and for more content, be sure to visit my YouTube channel! 

ANIMAL ARTIST COLLECTIVE

In 2018, Jennifer Charlee and I founded the Animal Artists Collective on YouTube, bringing artists together to raise awareness for animals and conservation efforts around the globe. In 2019, the collective looks forward to exploring a variety of animal groups throughout the year.

PRODUCT REVIEWS AND FIRST IMPRESSIONS

My playlist of product reviews and demonstrations are continuously ongoing. These videos are designed to help viewers make informed decisions about acquiring new supplies, especially when compared to others you already have in your collection. My unique approach to reviews often includes comparing brands using swatch cards as well as demonstrations.

TUTORIALS AND DEMONSTRATIONS

In addition to brand reviews, I also have a variety of tutorials and guides to help viewers navigate other aspects of watercolor painting. Some of my favorites in this playlist include my ultimate watercolor paper comparisons, how-to videos on setting up palettes and making mixing cards, and water brush demonstrations.

SWATCH WITH ME COLLECTION

Having trouble deciding what colors to purchase? Check out my Swatch with Me series! In these videos, we take a casual, real-time look at a wide array of colors from a single brand. These videos are intended to be resources in order to assist you with buying decisions or perhaps just to have on in the background while you paint!

BRAND BY BRAND SERIES

This current 2019 series is exploring professional

brands of watercolor through limited palettes. Each video will focus of a different brand of paint, featuring

a well balanced palette while highlighting each brand's unique strengths.

TOP 5 FAVORITES SERIES

What's my favorite watercolor brand? What's my favorite brush? This series spanned from December 2017 to March 2018, throughout which I shared my Top 5 (or 10!) favorite supplies within several categories across watercolors, including paint colors, journals, brushes, and more. In March 2019, a updated edition of my favorite brands of watercolor was added to the series.

COLOR SPOTLIGHT SERIES

The first run of Color Spotlight started in January 2017, but now it's back again thanks to my generous Patrons! In this popular series, I highlight commonly used colors, talk about their history, compare brands, show color mixing, and use the color as a foundation component for a demonstration piece.

LET'S LEARN MINI SERIES

In this 2018-2019 mini series, I explore new mediums: gouache, oils, acrylics, and soft pastels. Find out about my past experience which each of these mediums, come along with me as rediscover them, and find out what worked for this watercolor artist... and what didn't.