[VIDEO] How to paint a loose watercolour bluetit

[VIDEO] How to paint a loose watercolour bluetit

I just LOVE to paint garden birds, especially bluetits as their vibrant blue and yellow colours are so eye catching and magical!

They really do make you feel as if Spring time is on its way. I thought you’d like to paint one too, so  I hope you’ll join me in this free mini class in my good friend Anna Mason’s school where I show you how to paint one in my loose style.

Using a combination of wet-on-dry and wet in wet watercolor techniques, I will guide you through the process of using layers of paint to build up colour and create lots of texture and atmosphere.

What you’ll need:

If you don’t have the equipment and paints I recommend, get creative and try with what you have handy.

  • My bluetit photo as your reference.
  • HB Pencil
  • Mop paintbrushes – Rosemary & Co Size 0/3 and 10/0
  • Daisy palette (for mixing watery paints)
  • Water bowl
  • Paper towel
  • Watercolour paper (I recommend Arches cold pressed paper)
  • Paints (see colour list below). I use Winsor and Newton paints.

Paint colours needed:

  • A yellow colour of your choice (I used Winsor lemon)
  • A blue dark colour (French Ultra marine)
  • A reddish-brown colour (I used Burnt Sienna)
  • A purple colour (I used Quinacridone Violet)
  • A blue colour (I used Cobalt Blue)
  • A Black (I use Payne’s Gray)

    If you do paint your own colourful bluetit, I’d love to see your results! You can tag me on Instagram and use the hashtag #jenniferrosegallery so I can see how you got on. You can also find me on Facebook

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    I can’t wait to see your loose watercolour robin!

    Love Jennifer Rose xx



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