Cardinal. Watercolour workshop. BASIC.

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In this workshop you will be practising the Ala Prima technique. You will create a beautiful scenery of a cardinal sitting on the snow covered pine tree branch with a very dark background. You will practise to use a salt and water drop effect to create the illusion of melting snow.

No previous experience required.
For all ages and for all skills levels

BASIC package for self study
Lifetime access to 98 minutes detailed video tutorial

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Materials that I am going to use during the workshop:

This list is only for your information, there is no need to get exactly what I am using:

Watercolour paper, :

  • Arches watercolour paper, cotton, rough, 300 gm2

Watercolour brushes;
- Round # 10-12 Paul Rubens and # 2 Escoda

- Flat synthetic brush 3/4 and 1 1/2 or larger Escoda 

Calligraphy brush, 5 mm

Artistic tape;

Watercolour board (the board which you will tape your watercolour paper to);

Watercolour palette with a large surface for mixing pigments.  Alternatively, you can use a white ceramic plate. 

A Pencil  2B and Eraser (kneadable);

Two large jars for water;

Paper towels;

Sponge (a small pieces approximately 2x2 cm);


Hair dryer


The list of watercolour paint for  "Cardinal"

Watercolour paint;

Light Yellow (Lemon Yellow, Daniel Smith)

Ochre (Yellow ochre, Daniel Smith)

Bright rusty (Burnt Sienna, Daniel Smith)

Dark Brown (Burnt Umber, Daniel Smith)

Bright Red (Carmine and Cadmium Red, Daniel Smith)

Moss Green (Olive Green, W&N)

Dark Moss Green (Yellow Duck, Van Gogh)

Dark Grey (Neutral Tint (or Paynes' Grey) Daniel Smith)

Black Blue (Indigo, Grumbacher)

White Gouache (optional)


COPIC White Opaque or Dr.Ph.Martin's Bleed Proof white

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