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…

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…