A blog by Matthew Bird

Watercolor is an incredible medium that can be expressed in a variety of ways, as evidenced by all the talented artists today and throughout history. I am drawn to the translucent properties of watercolor and the way it can capture light. I use a number of different techniques to achieve a high degree of realism, and I always get a kick when people say, "That's watercolor?". #yesitswatercolor

First Portrait Demo

For those of you who are interested in my approach to watercolor portraiture, I recorded a demo during my last work. Don't worry, it's under 4 minutes and in fast motion. My workshop would entail instruction, analysis, and tips, but this is a fun teaser. I hope you enjoy!

Portrait Demo