How to Paint A Parrot? - Red Macaw
Create Your Own Colorful Bird Paintings!
Not Available Anywhere Else On the Internet
From the teacher: "Over the many years of my teaching career I have been asked neumerous times about painting red birds, but most often about how to paint a colorful parrot. The Macaw bird is the largest of the parrots. It's beautiful red feathers are brilliant and stand out against the backdrop of the deep green rainforest. This particular bird is actually a red and green macaw, known as the Green Winged Macaw. In the photograph above you can just see the start of some of the green feathers along the back of the bird."
So you want to know 'How to Paint A Parrot'
"If learning to paint a tropical bird is on your agenda, I will show you how. I love to paint all tropical birds, mostly because of their beautiful and brilliant colors! But the red color of this bird was the inspiration for painting this macaw. In this online painting class I share a step by step approach using an indirect style of painting. The bird is developed with several layers that teach about color harmony and creating the translucency and depth of the red color. I will show you a great painting method to preserve the brilliance of the red hues by using a yellow/gold underpainting. This approach will show you how the beautiful golden under-painting will enhance the subsequent layers of red color."
How the Class Is Taught
Watch from the best seat in the house!
This short video clip will give you an idea of the painting process for this class. Neadeen teaches at a very slow pace and you can follow along every step of the way. The beauty of an online class like this is your ability to rewind the videos and watch them over and over as many times as you like. You will miss nothing of the explanations and you watch from the best seat in the house with out ever having to leave home.
Neadeen demonstrates how to hold the brush, how to use specific acrylic painting techniques, and how to build each thin layer slowly. This class will teach you many valuable and transferrable skills that you will use over and over again to paint many other bird subjects in the future.
As you can see, students watch close up video demonstrations of each step. You can work at your own pace and take your time with the painting. If you are anxious to get started, you can begin painting right away.
From beginning to end you will learn about brush mixing to adjust color, how to apply transparent color glazes to create the luminious red color and how to use value to create the basic form of the bird. Watch and learn as the bird slowly evolves into a beautiful three dimensional red macaw.
Once enrolled in the class, students gain access to the online classroom on our website. Here you will find all the class materials such as the supply list, class videos, lessons and other support materials. As you watch the videos, the teacher helps you prepare for the class, discusses the supplies and begins the creative process. Students follow along with the videos and use the printed text lessons as an extra support for the class. At anytime you can ask for help via email or by uploading a photograph of your painting into the class forums. Your teacher is always ready to offer suggestions and give feedback to help you create a successful painting that you will be happy with.
Come...join me in this fun and relaxed class. I look forward to sharing my painting techniques with you.
Expand your technical skills
Posted by Fiona Kear on 31st Aug 2015
This is the second course I have done, I think the quality of the lessons is outstanding. Neadeen explains things very well, and makes this technique easy to learn. I have gone on and painted a blue macaw using the same process, and it has turned out very well. Highly recommend these classes.
Posted by Margo M. on 11th Apr 2015
I was a little scared to buy this class, because birds are hard to paint, but I was told that Neadeen is a very good instructor. I just finished watching all of the parrot videos, I am SO very impressed. Neadeen is indeed an outstanding teacher. Very interesting under painting technique! Loved her explanations and demonstrations! The lesson is broken into small pieces, and I can see how to avoid most common mistakes. This will help me achieve better results. I am definitely going to buy all of Neadeen's classes now. This class is outstanding beyond belief. You'll never regret spending your money on this.
Posted by Martina on 7th Feb 2013
I am very excited!
Posted by M - Australia on 11th Dec 2012
Thank you for teaching this painting technique. I never heard of this before and it is new to me. I very much enjoyed learning it. I was proud to show off my bird to my family.
Posted by United Kingdom on 4th Dec 2012
I always want to know how to paint a parrot? Painting a colorful parrot has always been a dream of mine. I found your online art class when I was searching the internet and was very happy with this painting class. The acrylic painting techniques that I learned from you will help me with painting all kinds of colorful parrot. There are so many others I want to learn to paint. I like the underpainting methods you teach. It makes the colors seem brighter and stand out more. Thank you for this great class.
Posted by Susan USA on 2nd Jan 2011
take this class. I learned a lot.Took this class from Naedeen a while back and it was fun to paint. Great teacher!
Posted by Joyce on 29th Dec 2010
Neadeen I painted this design in the Tropical Bird class. It is still one of my favorite lessons with you. The technique of the underpainting is so unique and I learned a whole new way to paint. I love all your classes.