How to paint a Robin for your Christmas cards

In this tip video I show you how I go about painting this sweet little Robin.

It’s a complex subject to tackle, so I think it’s really helpful to see me break it down into the steps that I take:

I hope you can indulge in a little escapism this weekend and give it a go.

And if you’re pleased with the results consider having it printed onto some personalised Christmas cards.

Happy painting,



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  1. Sue Plant on November 10, 2016 at 4:47 pm

    Wonderful picture with good, clear instructions. Can’t wait to get started. Thanks Anna.

  2. Samir on November 10, 2016 at 5:00 pm

    Thank you Anna

  3. Samir on November 10, 2016 at 5:01 pm

    Thank you Anna,

  4. Jingbo on November 10, 2016 at 6:38 pm

    Thank you Anna,

  5. Geraldine Crowley on November 10, 2016 at 6:39 pm

    Brilliant tutorial Anna
    You make it look so easy.
    I am new to Watercolours but might give it a go.

  6. efi on November 10, 2016 at 6:49 pm

    Thanks Anna
    Wonderful bird

  7. Fatima Kaser on November 10, 2016 at 7:45 pm

    Amazing !

  8. Luz Eugenia Bacca on November 10, 2016 at 9:01 pm

    Hermoso gracias

  9. Marie on November 10, 2016 at 9:34 pm

    Thks so . much for sharing! Very relevant for me as I’m doing a series of bird paintings at the moment.

  10. Deborah Wilson on November 11, 2016 at 12:30 am

    I love your attention to detail… I wish I could be more intuitive about the process of picking out the lights and mid range…. your work is eye candy to me!

  11. hilda barone on November 11, 2016 at 2:10 pm

    Thank you so much for this video. Will give it a go xx

  12. Sue Caton on November 11, 2016 at 7:15 pm

    Thank you Anna, superb as usual.

  13. Glin on November 12, 2016 at 8:22 pm

    Wow love it thank you Anna

  14. Alice Ball on November 14, 2016 at 12:45 am

    Thanks a lot for this video.

  15. Anita V. on November 14, 2016 at 4:26 pm

    Thank you Anna your work is an inspiration. I am hoping one of my family will treat me to your school this Christmas! In the meantime I relish your free videos.

  16. Mrinalini on November 15, 2016 at 4:31 am

    You have given it all for free Anna. Very gracious of you . Thanks a lot

  17. Maysoon on December 14, 2016 at 3:52 am

    Another beautiful and informative video Anna . Many thanks . It is truly inspiring and I have set up all to start tomorrow

  18. Pansare on December 28, 2016 at 3:37 pm

    Great technique, I love every bit of it

  19. Jane on December 30, 2016 at 3:40 pm

    I love watercolor. Thank you so much.

  20. Paddy on August 26, 2019 at 5:37 pm

    Thank you Anna for a really lovely tutorial.

  21. Teresa on October 22, 2020 at 11:12 pm

    Love watching you paint Anna, you are so kind to share your gift. With your little ones growing so fast,it must be hard to get time to paint. Looking forward to more teaching as time goes on and to see more pics. of the smallies as they grow. Take care and God bless you all

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