How to Paint a Robin in Watercolour

With Christmas nearly here I thought some viewers may be interested in painting a robin.   They are real characters aren’t they? They claim your back garden as their own turf and defend it feistily.   The robin song is a delight and today I found this lovely short clip of a robin singing away – it is worth a listen if only to get … Continue reading How to Paint a Robin in Watercolour

Art Demo – How to Paint a Robin in Watercolour

I was recently asked to paint a robin for somebody’s Dad for Xmas and coupled with the fact that I am also hosting 3 watercolour workshops in the next 2 weeks featuring how to paint a robin I thought I would be clever and combine the two. So here he or she is – a simple robin with the well-loved scarlet breast and a cute … Continue reading Art Demo – How to Paint a Robin in Watercolour

Art Demo – Painting a Young Stag in Watercolour

Now that I have my drawing I am ready to add the initial washes. I use a 3 and a 6 round sable brush, Raw Sienna, Burnt Sienna, Sap Green, Cobalt Blue and my paper is Arches Hot Pressed 90lbs 100% rag. Please click on the image below as it will come up nice and big and you can read what I did. At this … Continue reading Art Demo – Painting a Young Stag in Watercolour

Art Demo – Ladybird in Watercolour Part 2 Final

Here we are for the last part of this demo (the earlier part can be seen here). I looked at the ladybird after having left it for 2 days. It looked too weak and I decided it needs strengthening up with richer washes of red yellow and more details around the head, legs and spots. The painting to the left is the finished result. So … Continue reading Art Demo – Ladybird in Watercolour Part 2 Final