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 photographed at Halsdon Nature Reserve

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

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…