20 Whimsical Watercolor Birds Painting Ideas (+ FREE Printable Painting Templates!)

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Last Updated on May 15, 2024 by Dee

Are you ready to spread your wings and soar into the realm of artistic expression? I have a treat that will have your paintbrushes fluttering with excitement – an array of 20 Whimsical Watercolor Birds Painting Ideas! Grab the free printable painting templates at the end of this blog post!

20 Watercolor Birds (Painting Ideas)

Essential Watercolor Painting Supplies List

This is our go-to list of recommended watercolor painting supplies that we use for all our watercolor art, junk journaling, and art journaling!

  1. Watercolors: Windsor & Newton is a reputable brand that offers high-quality watercolor paints. You can choose from their range of professional-grade watercolor tubes or pans, depending on your preference.
  2. Watercolor Paper: Look for cold-pressed, 140lb (300gsm) watercolor paper for the best results. This type of paper is durable and has a nice texture that’s ideal for watercolor painting.
  3. Brushes: A selection of round and flat brushes in various sizes will give you the versatility you need for different strokes and details. Sable or synthetic brushes designed for watercolor will give you the best performance.
  4. Palette: A mixing palette with wells for both mixing and holding your paints is essential. It can be a simple plastic one or a porcelain palette for a more luxurious feel.
  5. Water Container: Any clean jar or container will do, but having two for clean and dirty water can help keep your colors pure.
  6. Masking Fluid: This is used to cover areas of your painting that you want to keep white. Make sure to apply it with an old brush or a dedicated masking fluid brush, as it can ruin fine bristles.
  7. Pencils: A soft pencil, like a 2B, is great for sketching your design before painting.
  8. Eraser: A kneaded eraser is gentle on watercolor paper and can lift pencil lines without damaging the surface.
  9. Paper Towels or a Rag: These are useful for blotting your brush to control the amount of water and paint.
  10. Board: If you’re using watercolor paper from a pad or sheets, you might want to tape your paper down to a board to prevent warping.
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Make sure to get these free Watercolor templates too, and check out my Youtube channel for Watercolor Tips & Tutorials!

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