Happy Spring!

Robins are singing, birds are gathering materials for their nests, the days are getting longer, and many flowers and trees are blooming! These are the delightful signs that usher in the new season, thankfully transitioning away from the dark cloudy, rainy and shorter days of winter here in the Pacific Northwest. Happy Spring!

This is always a busy time of year for me in the studio creating new artwork and preparing for the year ahead.

The Plein Air Washington Artists had a paint-out at the Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually Wildlife Refuge on March 30. It was a beautiful day to get out in nature and practice plein air painting!

Plein Air painting at Nisqually Wildlife Refuge

It is exciting to share the watercolor painting, Bowl of Cherries, was accepted in the annual juried members exhibition, Waterworks Online.

Use the arrows to scroll through a few photos of the painting process below.

Bowl of Cherries

17″ x 21½” | Watercolor

A few photos of the painting in process…

2024 Waterworks Online

NWWS Annual Juried Member Exhibition

Opening: April 26, 2024

Art lovers, family and friends are welcome to attend the online Opening & Awards Presentation. You may register to attend through the NWWS Website.


From the Northwest Watercolor Society:

“Juror Laurie Goldstein-Warren had the pleasure of viewing 479 watermedia paintings entered (from artists in 32 states and 10 countries) in Northwest Watercolor Society’s (NWWS) annual Waterworks Online Membership Exhibition. And the difficult task of choosing just 75 out of so many worthy artworks. The exhibition begins April 26, 2024 at 5:00pm Pacific Time when Goldstein-Warren awards over $12,000 in cash and merchandise during the online artists’ reception. Friends and family are invited to attend this free event by clicking here for a Zoom link to be sent to you.

The Northwest Watercolor Society (NWWS) was founded in 1939 in Seattle, Washington. From modest beginnings, NWWS has grown into the internationally recognized, historically rich organization of today with a membership over a thousand Signature, Lifetime and Associate Members across the USA, Canada & internationally.

Northwest Watercolor Society:  NWWS.org

Thanks for your interest and have a beautiful day!

Best Wishes,


Kristen Doty Favicon