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ONLINE CLASS - Acrylic Bird Painting - Long-tailed Sylph Hummingbird with Gaby Hunter

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ONLINE CLASS - Acrylic Bird Painting - Long-tailed Sylph Hummingbird with Gaby Hunter


Online Class - 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.

 Create your own hummingbird art today!

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

Contact info: For further information related to this course please contact the instructor directl gabrielehunter@artapprenticeonline.com


Learning Outcome:

  • Learn to paint a hummingbird subject
  • Learn how to brush mix color for harmony and contrast
  • Learn to paint iridescent feathers on a bird
  • Learn to create a mottled background
  • Learn to paint tree bark, moss, lichen, and basic leaves
  • Learn how to use atmosphere for depth and dimension
  • Learn how to paint atmosphere 

 How is the Class Presented?

  • The painting lessons are presented via streaming videos
  • Thee class is presente in a virtual classroom
  • Written text lessons are detailed so the student can follow along with the videos.
  • Step by step photographs are provided.
  • There are several classroom forums where the students can upload photographs of their work for critique and feedback from the instructor.
  • Once you have registered for the class you will receive an email with instructions of how to access the online classroom.
  • There are many classroom forums where you'll upload photographs of your work, and questions and answers are shared between students and me the instructor. Feedback is very important. This helps you know that you are on the right track. If there are any issues or challenges, these Q & A’s forums help clarify anything that might not be completely clear to you.
  • You’ll also have access to a friendly online community of fellow students, to trade advice and experience as well as get personalized advice from me. No matter the challenge, the community, the classroom forums and I are all here to get you rolling again.
  • Students have unlimited access to class materials... no time limit restrictions.



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  • 4
    Tropical surrounding is the best I've seen.

    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").

  • 5
    Great Hummingbird Class

    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.

  • 5
    Excellent 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.

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