Learn to paint this Kingfisher; you will be guided through the following techniques – painting a mottled background, using masking fluid to preserve the paper, working with vibrant colours, mapping out the details and painting old wood and bark.  All this alongside a range of other watercolour techniques.




Kingfisher – Watercolour Lesson

This is an instant PDF download, you could start painting this Kingfisher in a matter of minutes, you don’t even need to wait for the post to arrive! 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 lots more whole page photos of the different stages.

This was one of the tutorials which I’ve had published in the Leisure Painter magazine now you have a second chance to read and paint it!


Go on, give it a go, this Kingfisher is perched right there ready for you to paint!





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, Size 1 (detail brush), Size 6 watercolour brush, Large wash brush (background)
Paper:  Bockingford 300gsm NOT size 21cm x 29.7cm (8.27” x11.69”) A4
Watercolour Paints: Gamboge (Hue), Burnt Umber, Vandyke Brown, Lamp Black, French Ultramarine, Winsor Orange, Hookers Green, Alizarin Crimson, Scarlet Lake and Yellow Ochre
Gouache Paints: White  
If you don’t have the exact materials, please don’t worry, something similar should be fine.