Otters – online tuition

Tuition contents:

  • Permanent access to video:  30 mins
  • Ongoing help by email should you have any questions and/or critique on work
  • Free monthly email with watercolour hints and tips

Link and password emailed after payment received.

What you will learn:

The video shows how I painted the otter from start to finish.   Learning points are:

  • Using Masking Fluid for whiskers – recommend Masquepen as it has a very fine applicator
  • Wetting parts of the paper for light (eyes and body)
  • Painting dark to light (the nose)
  • Detail – Lines and V’s (fur)
  • Effect – Splash for movement


Please don’t worry if you don’t have all these colours.  I would definitely recommend having an experiment with the paints you already have in your palete but, if you’d like to treat yourself to some pigments, the four Daniel Smith ones are new to my paint box!

Lunar Blue – Daniel Smith
Undersea Green – DS
Moonglow – DS
Colbalt Teal – DS
Titanium White – Daler Rowney
Ultramarine Blue – DR
Burnt Sienna – DR
Raw Sienna – DR
Alizarin Crimson – DR

Other Materials

Masking fluid (Masquepen)
Watercolour paper – Saunders Waterford 300gsm NOT High white
Brushes 14, 4, 2 and rigger
Kitchen towel


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