This online course helps you explore the wonderful variety of animal and birdlife. This course is based on Liz's successful in person watercolour workshop, and explores the painting of subjects from pets to farm animals, from British wildlife to more exotic creatures. We will spend time looking at eyes, tone and texture to create convincing animal portraits brimming with life and energy. Aimed at both those with little experience of painting animals, to the intermediate with more, this course will help you capture your muse in a new way. Some understanding of how watercolour works is helpful, so if you have never painted with watercolour, Liz suggests you take a beginners course first.

What's included in the price?

17 videos take you through a warm up of techniques, exercises to help you understand shapes and tone, a detailed look at eyes, strategies for painting features and a final full length project.

What you will need

For this course you will need: Sheets of watercolour paper – at least 140lb Not/Cold pressed surface. Please use good quality paper, as it will repay you thrice over. Watercolour paint - a good basic selection of a warm and cool primaries (yellow, red, blue), plus Burnt Sienna or Burnt Umber. I prefer and use tube colour, but if you have pans, that is not a problem. I encourage you to swap colours around, so if you do not have the colours I am using that is no problem and will make the painting more individual A large round brush 16 and a medium round size 8/10, a rigger size 2, a small flat brush is good for lifting colour and correcting mistakes Salt, cling film/Sarin wrap if required scrap paper for planning, old paintings to use the backs of.... Hairdryer (to aid drying) Two pots of water Pencil and eraser Water spray bottle, kitchen towel print outs of reference material supplied Enthusiasm and the desire to learn!




Liz Chaderton Artist

with Craft Courses since 2019

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Liz lives and works in a small village in Berkshire. She has been showing her work through exhibitions and galleries since 2009. A selection of her paintings are published by Artko, Artwall and Wraptious. Her first book, 'Painting watercolours on canvas' was published by the Crowood Press in June 2019 and her fifth is due to be published in late 2023. She writes for The Leisure Painter and other art magazines and teaches extensively on YouTube. She aims to help you see the animals and flora we so often overlook and by so doing to nurture a more caring attitude to the environment.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users
  • Limited mobility
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Intermediate level
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hen dos
  • School holiday workshops & activities
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This course is taught online