Brian Breeze the Budgie

Butter wouldn’t melt in his mouth – a sweet blue budgerigar in watercolour I had to paint the sweet expression of this budgie. The way his head is cocked to one side and his plump pear-shaped body are too cute for words. I used Fabriano Artistico 90lbs hot pressed paper. It is 100% acid free cotton rag paper and so eco-friendly. Also its surface is … Continue reading Brian Breeze the Budgie

Budgie Watercolour Demo – Boisterous Ben

All you need to paint this budgie is yellow, blue, dark brown and dark blue and a speck of white. Painted on Fabriano Artistico 90lbs hot pressed paper from Italy with a size 0 and a size 3 round watercolour brush.   First paint the entire inside with a dilute wash of bluey yellowy green – this is up to you – just make it … Continue reading Budgie Watercolour Demo – Boisterous Ben

Take a bow Mr Budgie! Watercolour demo

Here we have a dapper budgie (is there any other kind?) painted in simple steps. Materials used –  Cerulean Blue, French Ultramarine, Burnt umber, cobalt blue and a touch of winsor violet. He was painted onto gorgeous Fabriano Artistico 90lbs hot pressed paper with a fab watermark. I love this paper – so expressive and lets the paint run and granulate beautifully for a sensual … Continue reading Take a bow Mr Budgie! Watercolour demo