Paint Red Cardinal Bird

Watercolor Winter Forest

Inside this watercolor course

In this course, we combine the joy of portraying a cute bird with the winter spirit. It is a winter-inspired Red Cardinal portrait and fits well the mood of the season.

You will practice letting go and painting loose watercolors while mastering your wet-on-wet technique. 

You will work with a very limited palette and just one hero (a bird) which makes this course accessible for students of all levels. So why not challenge yourself?

Course level: Intermediate

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Easy To Follow Lessons

Every course has a clear structure: from art tools to a color palette to the first layer. Every stroke is demonstrated from 2 angles and every technique is explained. And if you have questions you can always ask us directly.

Strong Theoretical Basis

No guess-work and intuitive painting. Our lessons are based on theory and academic knowledge which give students the ability to paint with confidence. You will not only know the "how" but also "the why".

Watercolor techniques you will explore


Working on getting loose and letting go of the paint.


Using impressionistic style to achieve the feeling of a carefree spirit of a fluffy bird.


Improving your understanding of color mixing rules.


Applying glazing technique to create volume of the bird.

Lessons in this watercolor course

Lesson 1 Red Cardinal
Lesson 4 Red Cardinal
Lesson 7 Red Cardinal
Lesson 2 Red Cardinal
Lesson 5 Red Cardinal
Lesson 8 Red Cardinal
Lesson 3 Red Cardinal
Lesson 6 Red Cardinal
Lesson 9 Red Cardinal

Meet your teacher, Yana

Professional Watercolor Artist

Yana is a professional award-winning watercolor artist with more than 10 years of experience.

She’s tried different techniques and approaches to watercolor.

She hosted weekly workshops in Thailand and organized classes and art events in different countries of Asia and Europe. Her work was group-exhibited in Vietnam and Spain, and original pieces are now in private collections around the world.

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