Thursday, November 10, 2022

Robins in Gouache


While trying to learn to paint with gouache, I found Deanna Maree's Studio tutorial on painting a Xmas Wreath. Aside from learning the different leaves and flowers, it included three different Robins. The American Robin is the first one I chose for practice. I didn't want the bird to go to waste, so I put him on a branch with some pine needles. Now I have a lovely painting.

I painted these birds and floral pieces using Winsor Newton Gouache on Canson 140 lb. watercolor paper. Here are some of my practices, these will make a lovely wreath one day:

 The American Robin looks so good, I decided to work on the other two. Here's the Rose Robin (Australian).


Here's my European Robin:

My husband, who is really into birding, recognized this bird immediately! 

Holly Jolly Gouache is a free tutorial at Deanna Maree Creative Studio. I'm so glad I found her.



Creaine said...

Nice work. thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. Love to see you again.
Ine DT

cass said...

Beautifully painted. Thanks for joining us at A Place to Start this month for our Anything Goes, optional use words of thanks challenge