Marsh Tit/Chickadee


Learn to paint this Marsh Tit (close relative of the Chickadee); you will be guided through the following techniques – how to work with dark colours, using acrylic white paint for the highlights and painting a curved and detailed eye.  All this alongside a range of other watercolour techniques.


 Marsh Tit – Watercolour Lesson

This is an instant PDF download, you could start painting this Marsh Tit in a matter of minutes, you don’t even need to wait for the post to arrive!   Marsh Tit are closely related and look very similar to Chickadees – you could use the techniques in this tutorial to paint a Chickadee if you would prefer.  You will receive a 14 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 one was previously published in the Leisure Painter magazine now you have a second chance to read and paint it!


This Marsh Tit with its juicy caterpillar would make a lovely subject for you to paint – go on, give it 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.   

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:  Detail brush size 00, ½” flat brush
Paper:  Bockingford 300gsm NOT size 21cm x 29.7cm (8.27” x11.69”) A4
Watercolour Paints: Cadmium Yellow, Cobalt Blue, Cerulean Blue, Ultramarine Blue, Alizarin Crimson, Sap Green, Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber and Lamp Black
Acrylic Paints: Daler-Rowney System 3 Titanium White  
If you don’t have the exact materials, please don’t worry, something similar should be fine.