Learn to paint this Puffin; you will be guided through the following techniques – working with bright colours, using masking fluid, adding a soft mottled wet in wet background, adding graduated washes, using a foundation colour and working with black paint.  All this alongside a range of other watercolour techniques.



This is an instant PDF download, you could start painting this Puffin in a matter of minutes, you don’t even need to wait for the post to arrive! You will receive a 27 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 Puffin won’t let go of those slippery sand eels until you’ve painted them!




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, 6 & 18 watercolour brushes + an old brush for mixing the paint.  Mop Brush (background wash)
Paper:  Bockingford 300grm NOT size 21cm x 29.7cm (8.27” x11.69”) A4
Watercolour Paints:  Lemon Yellow, Cerulean Blue, Intense Blue, Indigo Blue, Opera Rose, Cadmium Orange, Scarlet Lake, Alizarin Crimson, Yellow Ochre, Raw Sienna, Burnt Umber, Lamp Black and Opaque White
Masking fluid: SAA Blue
If you don’t have the exact materials, please don’t worry, something similar should be fine.