Its almost time for our monthly painting lesson to go live, and as youve seen on my social media and the time lapse shared here, our focus for this month is the stunning Crimson Sunbird portrait in watercolour. Ive thoroughly enjoyed bringing this little personality to life and creating the painting lesson to share with you guys too.

Its a beautiful subject to explore, with the most wonderfully intense red to capture. We will be working in pigment rich layers to render this wonderful study, capturing the subtleties of the subject, texture and vibrancy with every stroke. Im really looking forward to this lesson and look forward to seeing what you create.

(Thank you to Ade Hall for the original reference for this painting and course)