How to Paint Birds?
Long-tailed Sylph Hummingbird
Hummingbirds are among the worlds most favorite birds to paint and Hummingbird art is highly collectable!
Watch as artist Gaby Hunter demonstrates how she paints the moss and other details in this composition.
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In this online class students will paint a Long Tailed Sylph and showcase the features of this interesting little bird against a warm tropical background. Using both a direct and indirect painting techniques and methods, the instructor Gaby Hunter will demonstrate her simple techniques for creating the iridescence and shine on the feathers, texture on bark and moss, branches and other details. Gaby will show you how to manage color to create the pictorial atmosphere, create the mood and depth of this classic styled painting. Using acyrlic paints, Gaby will also show you how she brush mixes color for harmony and contrast. This is an excellent class for all skill levels.
Gaby Hunter - Instructor and Artist
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Posted by Michael Ferreira on 18th Oct 2013
The Hummingbird was important and well performed--good instruction and technique, but the tropical composition was very important to me, very similar to Martin Johnson Heade's work--not as detailed but a good beginning point for me. I have to start somewhere and this is a very good method.
The moss, vine, trees and background paint and color techniques were well demonstrated.
I did substitute another green for pine green--couldn't find it locally. I think titan buff is a good replacement for the off-white ("mixing white").
Posted by California, USA on 7th Dec 2012
This online painting class is excellent. Gaby your teaching style is relaxed and made everything so clear to me. I enjoy the lesson and feel confident about how to paint a bird. For some reason painting birds scared me! Now I am wanting to paint them all the time. You made the bird seem so simple once we got started. Thank you for presenting such a good class.
Posted by joanie - UK on 13th Mar 2012
I loved this painting the minute I saw it advertised. The colors are so soft and captivating.