5 Top Watercolour Bird Tutorials

Floundering with watercolour birds? Do you yearn to capture them more poetically yet realistically but lack skills? Enrich and enlighten yourself with this bundle of 5 real-time tutorials. I am Alison Fennell, professional artist and qualified teacher and I am here to help you! 5 Watercolour Bird Painting Tutorials – step by step in real time on Youtube. Intermediate level – watch now! 5 favourite … Continue reading 5 Top Watercolour Bird Tutorials

Watercolour Toucan Demo

Toucans to me are endlessly paintable. Between their phenomenal beaks and dramatic plumage in a rainbow of colours they have a charm and antic personality that draws me in. They move slow and then suddenly fast – they incline and rock and that wink! Talking of winking – the toucan’s eye has a lot of layers and has a feeling of being embedded in that … Continue reading Watercolour Toucan Demo

Painting Birds in Watercolour

    Happy 2017 to you! This is my first post of the year and to be honest I have been delaying putting it up as I was just waiting to get time to add the finishing touch! A watercolour magpie tutorial. I wanted to add this latest watercolour bird demo but had to work out my new video software first! Now I have it sorted … Continue reading Painting Birds in Watercolour

The Outermost House and The House on Nauset Marsh – nature writing like no other

    Before you read any further would you like to just close your eyes and listen to the sounds of waves on a Cape Cod beach as seagulls and shorebirds call and sing in the sky. This will get you in the mood for this post which is inspired by the beauty of Cape Cod. I have recently read the cult classic for coastal … Continue reading The Outermost House and The House on Nauset Marsh – nature writing like no other

Painting Birds in Watercolour

If you love animals and work in watercolour no doubt you will probably have tried painting birds. The endless array of species of beautiful birds will keep us painting for  a lifetime and watercolour lends itself perfectly to capture the feather colours and textures with ease. You can use flowing wet into wet techniques in the early stages of painting birds; adding darker colours to … Continue reading Painting Birds in Watercolour

Gouache Pheasant Head Study

I’m using gouache to do a head study of a pheasant as I have been commissioned to paint a very big one (A3) in watercolour. I took about 45 mins to paint this one (the drawing took 20 mins) and it has helped me to really identify and isolate colours so that I am ready to tackle it in watercolour. I wet the whole pheasant … Continue reading Gouache Pheasant Head Study