Learn to paint this Kestrel; you will be guided through the following techniques – painting a realistic shiny beak, adding the highlight in the eye, using paint to outline the drawing, mixing and using washes and using the very tip of the brush to create detail.  All this alongside a range of other watercolour techniques.


Kestrel – Watercolour Lesson

This is an instant PDF download, you could start painting this Kestrel in a matter of minutes – you don’t even need to wait for the post!  You will receive a 26 page PDF document which is set out in the same way as the tutorials I write for magazines, but you get lots more whole page photos of the different stages.


Go on, give it a go, this Kestrel deserves to be painted by you!



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.   

Have fun with this lesson, take your time and let me know how you get on. Try printing off the last few pages which have the larger versions of the step by step photos for additional help.

Get yourself ready…….you will need the following:
Brushes:  Size 00 (detail brush), Size 1 & 5 watercolour brushes + an old brush for mixing the paint
Paper:  300grm NOT size 21cm x 29.7cm (8.27” x11.69”) A4
Watercolour Paints: Burnt Umber, French Ultramarine, Lemon Yellow, Cadmium Orange, Raw Sienna, Burnt Sienna , Opaque White and Lamp Black.