Tips and Tricks on Painting the Color Red while Painting a Cardinal

Painting the color red can be frustrating!

Learn how to avoid the pit falls of painting red with watercolors while also watching how to paint a Cardinal.

Here is a list of the materials I used to make this Cardinal painting:

  • I paint on 300 lb Arches Hot Press watercolor paper.
  • All the paints I use are Winsor & Newton watercolors.
  • Here are the colors: Alizarin Crimson, Indigo, Lemon Yellow, Cadmium Red Light, Payne’s Grey, Lamp Black, and Sepia.
  • All the brushes I used to make this painting were round brushes between the sizes of 0-3.

This 5″x7″ watercolor painting is part of my Blue Jay Tree Collection, which is made up of 6 separate bird paintings.

If you would like to see how I made this collection check out the blog post: How I Made my Blue Jay Tree Collection.

I would also love to hear about any questions you may have on my painting process:)

Comment below or email me: artist@tracylizottestudios.com

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