Bluebird in Watercolor
Bird and Background for Beginners
Bluebirds and Apple Blossoms - Beginner Watercolor Lesson
Paint the background wet on wet, then the leaves and the branch.
The flowers can have some shading or stay white.
Last, paint the bluebird and tweak your values.
This lesson uses a limited palette of red, yellow and blue but feel free to use your own favorite colors.
Hi, I'm Deb Watson - a self taught artist and long time watercolor teacher
My story is simple.
I loved drawing from childhood, but was discouraged from art as a waste of time. So, I became a nurse, worked at a lot of hospitals and raised a family. But I kept painting.
Over time, I became better at the realism I loved, and just kept working toward improving through painting and self-study. I've always enjoyed painting scenes from my life and small town community (which I call my Small Town America series).
My paintings are not usually famous or majestic subjects, often they're just everyday stuff I see around. But I see so much beauty there, and show it to the rest of the world by painting it.
Now, my watercolors have been in exhibits and won awards across the nation. Yet, it's when my art connects me to other people that it's really done what I wanted, and teaching certainly does that!