Watercolour Kingfisher

I couldn’t stay away from my watercolour paints, so here’s another one for you!  Birds are so interesting to paint, because of their different shapes, and so many of them are beautifully coloured. This Kingfisher is no exception with his bright turquoise and orange feathers.


I saw another video tutorial by Kaz Bell (I shared her Highland cow tutorial in THIS POST with my painting), and I really wanted to try this watercolour Kingfisher.  I did mine a bit differently than the tutorial, but I did find & used the same reference photo on Unsplash.

Here’s my 5″ x 7″ painting, on Arches cold press paper.

Watercolour Kingfisher

This is a bit of a close-up; you’re not seeing the entire paper (but it’s just white, so….).


As with my other watercolour paintings this week, I  used a combination of Brusho Crystal Colours and Daniel Smith watercolour pan paints.  The Brusho colours are Turquoise, Orange, Black, Gray and Dark Brown.  Burnt Sienna, Moonglow, and Phthalo Blue are the Daniel Smith paint colours.

Here’s a bit of a closer look for you.

Watercolour Kingfisher

I’ve never seen a Kingfisher in real life, have you? I’d love to, though!

I’m enjoying doing this series of birds and animals in watercolour; I hope that you’re enjoying seeing them!  Thanks for spending some time with me today. Have a great weekend!



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I've always liked to create things, but I'm not a great artist, or sculptor, or any type of 'traditional' artist - but I love to create! I love the satisfaction of a completed project. Whether a card, painting or other project - as long as it can create a smile, evoke a feeling, or some type of reaction in the recipient. I hope you will enjoy sharing my creations, and occasional ramblings; I'd enjoy having you create with me! :)

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