Learn to paint this Otter; you will be guided through the following techniques – using masking fluid to save detail ready for the background to be applied, creating life within an eye, painting grass, working backgrounds around foliage and painting whiskers.  All this alongside a range of other watercolour techniques.


Eurasian Otter – Watercolour Lesson

This is an instant PDF download, you could start painting this Otter in a matter of minutes, you don’t even need to wait for the post to arrive! You will receive a 16 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 Otter has swum by and is waiting to be painted!




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, size 6 watercolour brush, Medium hake brush
Paper:  Bockingford 300gsm NOT size 21cm x 29.7cm (8.27” x11.69”) A4
Watercolour Paints: sap green, burnt umber, yellow ochre, alizarin crimson, lamp black, burnt sienna, cadmium yellow, French ultramarine blue, winsor blue, watercolour white 
Acrylic Paints: White  
If you don’t have the exact materials, please don’t worry, something similar should be fine.