I joined an online school a couple of months ago in order to learn how to better paint botanical subjects. One thing I’ve discovered I love painting and drawing and colouring is birds. I’ve always loved birds and since I also love bright colours, they are the perfect subject. Anna Mason is brilliant at painting, with watercolour yet, botanical subjects. I’ve learned so much through doing the tutorials that my paintings, not only with birds but even my landscapes, have become so much better.
This month Anna Mason chose my painting of a little field mouse as the painting of the month at the school. What an honour. I’ve been working so hard this last year to learn how to draw and paint. It’s thrilling to have this kind of validation.
I’m working on another painting at the moment of a little robin. It is so much fun to work on not only making it look realistic but to get the character of the bird to show through the painting. I think it’s working out pretty well with this one as he looks pretty cheeky to me.
If you’d like to learn how to paint realistic botanicals yourself, then check out Anna Mason’s school. The cost is minimal but the skills learned are priceless. If you’d like to see more of my art, check out my Instagram Feed.