Watercolour Bee

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Learn how to achieve texture with acrylic paints with this painting of a bumble bee.  Using the small brushes explore how to paint fine detail through careful layering in your painting.

You can download and print a finished copy of this project for your reference by clicking this link (opens PDF).


  • A4 /A5 canvas or A4/A5 acrylic paper or 200gsm plus cartridge.
  • HB pencil
  • Acrylic paints burnt sienna, permanent rose, cadmium red, cadmium yellow, titanium white, mars black.
  • Brushes:  Round brushes size 6, 4, 2, 0, 000

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