How to Paint Watercolour Feathers

In this class, I show you how to paint five beautiful watercolour feathers.

This class is a great introduction into watercolour for beginners, or for improving artists, wanting to learn how I paint feathers. This was the first class I published on Skillshare and is still one of my most popular, with over 1,000 students!

In this 3 hour class, I guide you through my process, step by step in real time, for painting five different types of feathers using watercolour, starting simple and increasing in complexity, finishing with the beautiful peacock feather.

I start by covering the supplies that I use and then we spend some time practicing a variety of basic techniques that will be useful in the class, including how much water to use, wet on wet, wet on dry, creating gradients, layering and dry brush. This is a great subject for people who are new to watercolour because you can make your paintings as simple or as detailed as you wish depending on your level of confidence with the medium.

By the end of the class, I hope that you will feel much more confident using watercolours and have created a page of beautiful feathers that you are proud of!

Watercolour Peacock Feather
Watercolour feathers examples

Let’s paint some feathers!