Montage – Goldfinch


Go on, give it a go, this Goldfinch is hanging on tightly waiting for you to pick up your brush!


Learn to Paint Birds in Watercolour with a Goldfinch PDF Tutorial
This upside down goldfinch is part of a montage of 5 birds, you can paint it on its own or as part of the group of five birds.  To buy the other birds or all five together click on on the links below.

Garden Bird Art Tutorials, Learn to paint in watercolour


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This tutorial takes you step by step through a range of watercolour techniques.  These include the preparation and mixing of your colours and the application of foundation layers.  We will focus on the best way to create fine lines and how to use your brush to achieve this.  In addition we will look at how to paint shadows on a bird’s feathers.  All this alongside a range of watercolour techniques and styles.

This is an instant PDF download, you could start painting this Goldfinch in a matter of minutes.  You don’t even need to wait for the post to arrive!  You will receive a 34 page PDF document.  Set out in the same way as the tutorials I write for magazines.  However, you get lots more large photos of the different stages.

Button to all the videos linked to the Goldfinch watercolor tutorial

Work at your own speed

Downloadable lessons enable you to work at your own speed.  Firstly you can dip in and out of the content.  Secondly you can spend time studying the fine details and practise the various techniques as often as you like.

I really like to focus on the watercolour techniques needed to create a realistic painting.  Likewise I love sharing this style of painting through my tutorials and hope I inspire others to create detailed wildlife portraits too.

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Would you like to learn to paint birds in watercolour with video and audio guidance too?  Then please consider signing up as a member and try a video lesson instead.  You will get lots of complete projects, access to the back catalogue and even 25% off all PDF purchases. 🙂

Here’s a little look at the Goldfinch tutorial, I hope you like it.

🎵 Kevin MacLeod – Light Awash