Robin Redbreast for Christmas Cards

Christmas is always just around the corner for some of us. Preparations can begin immediately after the summer holidays, and why not, if one of the things you love to do is paint your own holiday greetings cards. Nothing says “I love you” better than a handmade gift or card, so why not get started…

Red Cardinals and Red Breasts in Watercolor

Warming up to the holidays what could be better than a loose watercolor painting of pairs of Red Cardinals and Red Breasts (otherwise known as Robins!) Watch the video below to see a step by step real time tutorial showing you how I painted these little birds. I used a sheet of Clairefontaine Etival watercolor…

Swallows and Seedheads in Blue and Gold

Swallows and Seedheads in Blue and Gold ink and paint are a striking image for the end of summer in the northern hemisphere, when the swallows depart to return home to North Africa, and the flowers turn to seeds in preparation for the dormancy of winter.

Cute and Easy Little Watercolor Birds

We all love birds and painting them brings great pleasure, but sometimes they seem so difficult to capture the essence of and end up heavy and dull. Here’s a way to paint cute and easy little watercolor birds as light and airy as they really are, with minimum time and fuss. Watch this video and…

One Swallow doesn’t make a Spring…

But it’s a good start! I thought we spotted one solitary swallow last week, but today there is definitely a newly arrived pair in the barn where they nest every year, above the chickens in their old converted stable. where the farm horses used to live in days gone by. Imagine how it must feel…

Who’s a Cockney Sparrow then?

Sparrows are an underrated bird! Cheeky, brave, vocal and everywhere, they deserve to be painted more often! We must have a hundred visiting our bird table each day and they nest in the holly and the ivy all around our place. If you want to have a go at painting these cute birds, here’s the…