Learn to paint this lovely Chaffinch using washes, layers, stippling, dry brush and wet in wet.  I will guide you through applying the background washes that, when combined with layers of fine detail, will give your painting depth and life.  All this alongside a range of other watercolour techniques.  Why not use the skills you gain to paint your own favourite bird?  


Chaffinch – Watercolour Lesson

This is an instant PDF download, you could start painting this male chaffinch in a matter of minutes! You will receive a 11 page PDF document which is set out in the same way as the tutorials I write for magazines, but you get more photos of the different stages.

How do I paint feathers and wood?

Find out how in my easy to follow tutorial – go on give this cheeky little Chaffinch a go!



Downloadable lessons enable you to work at your own speed, you can dip in and out of the content, you can spend time studying the fine details and practise the various techniques as often as you like.   

Get yourself ready…….you will need the following:
Brushes:  Detail brush size 00, ½” flat brush
Paper:  Bockingford 300gsm NOT size 225mm x 167mm (9¾” x 6¾”)
Paints:  Winsor & Newton artist quality – Cadmium Yellow, Ultramarine Blue, Cobalt Blue, Cerulean Blue, Alizarin Crimson, Rose Madder, Sap Green, Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna, Acrylics Daler-Rowney System 3 Titanium White
If you don’t have the exact materials, please don’t worry, something similar should be fine.