This time we’re going to take a break from flowers. Our June’s subject is a red finch. I’m going to show you how you can paint a smooth background. We’re also going to have many leaves to paint, but don’t be afraid! These leaves are pretty simple to paint and they create a nice ornament in this painting. The color composition here is very eye-catching – the red bird is juxtaposed to the green background. These are complementary color which always draw our attention. I’m going to show you how you can paint the impression of feathers and how you can achieve different textures (for example on the branches). The full tutorial is available in my Online Watercolor School.

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