Robin on Ivy


Learn to paint this Robin; you will be guided through the following techniques – adding clean and fresh washes, mapping out the wing details, painting ivy and how to layer paint to create the feathers of a bird.  All this alongside a range of other watercolour techniques.


Robin on Ivy – Watercolour Lesson

This is an instant PDF download, you could start painting this Robin 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 is actually 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 Robin is looking at you just wanting for you to put brush to paper!




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 4 detail brush, An old detail brush
Paper:  Bockingford NOT cold pressed, medium texture, (250mm x 210mm or 8.25” x 9.75”).
Watercolour Paints: Cadmium Yellow, Cadmium Orange, Yellow Ochre, Aureolin, Lamp Black, Ultramarine Blue, Intense Blue, Alizarin Crimson, Scarlet Lake, Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber
Acrylics:  Daler-Rowney System 3 Titanium White
If you don’t have the exact materials, please don’t worry, something similar should be fine.