Preparing to Paint a Montage of Garden Birds

Garden-bird-watercolour-painting-by-Paul-Hopkinson

Preparing to paint this montage of garden birds was quite a complex process. I therefore thought I would write it up for anyone else who may be considering a similar project.

How to Paint a Detailed Robin

Robin photo for a PDF tutorial

A little start to finish on how to paint a robin in detailed watercolour.  To begin with I needed a photo to work from.  This was a project from a few years back when I had time to take some of my own reference…

All About the British Wren

Watercolor painting of a British wren

The Eurasian Wren – Troglodytes troglodytes our popular British garden wren. This scientific name bears reference to their tendency to disappear into crevices and cavities in search of food or a suitable roosting spot. The Wren is…

Nest Recording for the BTO

BTO Nest Record Scheme Volunteer Work - Blackbird eggs

You may already be aware of the volunteer work that Jo and myself undertake for the BTO Nest Record Scheme. Jo is a registered nest recorder and each year we try to find and monitor nests within our local area. With…

Work in Progress – Jenny Wren Painting

Wren in watercolor by Paul Hopkinson, The Devon Artist

Once again we’ve started our volunteer nest recording work for the BTO. One bird we notice while we are out looking for and monitoring nests, is the wren. However, we’ve yet to find a lined nest this year so…