Hi everyone! I know you have been asking for another no art skills required painting tutorial, so I thought how to paint a nest would be perfect for spring! I did this one on a branch for the tutorial,
but you could just do one giant nest on a canvas with the same technique.
in brown,grey,blue,green,white,light blue,and cream
I used a round brush and a flat brush.
After base coating your canvas in light blue, use a flat brush with brown paint to paint a branch shape.
If you pull the brush from right to left pushing down hard at the start and lifting up near the end, it will look more natural.
Ad some little side branches.
Then you can use yout round brush and a bit of green to draw leaves. Draw the outsides first with a reverse tear drop shape, and then fill in the middle.
Make a smaller tear drop for another leaf at the end of the branches.
Once you get all of your leaves and branches done, in the crook of the branch paint a banana in brown paint.
Then paint another banana on top of that in grey.
Dip your round brush in brown and grey and make cross-hatches across the banana.
Once you have all of your cross-hatches, let it dry a bit.
Paint your first egg by taking some blue and making a half-egg shape at the top of the grey banana.
Add two more so they overlap.
Take white paint and paint out lines around each of the eggs to define them.
Take some more white and fill in the back of the eggs to shade them a little lighter at the backside.
Once your eggs are shaded,go back with dark brown and start making more cross hatches covering over the base of the eggs, making them seem like they are inside the nest.
Then go over the top of that with a bit of cream paint.
Take a bit of brown paint and lightly dab speckles on the tops of the eggs.
And then let dry! You can go back and darken your tree limb, or add more leaves and branches like I did.
Once you have your whole pictures painted and it’s dry you can seal it with a acrylic sealer.
It brings a nice touch of Spring!
Have fun with this how to paint a nest tutorial for spring!
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