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“Kentucky Warbler” by Annette Kowalski ©Copyright Bob Ross Inc.
Painting Project

Kentucky Warbler fi
a beautiful Bob Ross Wet-on-Wet Technique painting
by Annette Kowalski
Bob Ross Brushes: Part I. Underpainting the Kentucky Warbler in Acrylics
Wildlife Detail Brush #2
Wildlife Eye Brush
Wildlife Finisher Brush #6
Floral Brush ½”
Landscape Brush 1”
Liner Brush #2

Bob Ross Soft Paints:

Alizarin Crimson
Cadmium Yellow
Sap Green
Titanium White
Ultramarine Blue

Bob Ross Supplies:

Liquid Black Acrylic
Liquid White Acrylic
Liquid Opal
Oil Paint Medium
Odorless Thinner 1. Lightly sketch the place- 2. Use the small Wildlife 3....shades of Black and
Brush Cleaner/Conditioner ment of the warbler and tree Brushes to underpaint the White Liquid Acrylics.
Palette peonies onto your canvas. bird and branch with...
Thinner Bucket/ Screen
Brush Beater Rack
Other Supplies:
12x24 canvas
disposable paper palette
styrofoam disposable plate

General Instructions:
I. Begin by reading the entire instruc-
tions for this project to familiarize
yourself with the various techniques,
brushes, Mediums and paints.
II. Underpaint the Warbler with vari-
ous shades of Black and White Liquid
III. When the Bird is dry, add the
background and Peonies in Oil Colors. When you are satisfied with your underpainted Kentucky Warbler,
IV. You may proceed immediately put away your acrylic paints and dispose of the water for now the
with overpainting the Warbler in Oil fun begins! Overpainting the Warbler and Tree Peonies in Oil
Colors or allow the background and Colors! Allow the canvas to dry completely before proceeding to
flowers to dry before overpainting the
bird with Oil Colors.
Step 4.
Part II. Painting the Background and Tree Peonies in Oil Colors

4. Carefully avoiding the bird and flow- 5...then add mixtures of Blue, Green, 6. Use the Floral brush to add leaves.
ers, use the 1” brush to apply a thin, Turquoise and Mauve to the back-
even coat of Liquid Opal to the canvas... ground.

7. How to Paint a Flower

7a. Underpaint the flower with the Floral 7b. Add Blue and Mauve to the center 7c. Paint each petal with White and
brush,White,Blue, Mauve and Turquoise. and fan out in the direction the flower faces. strokes towards the center of the flower.

7d. After completing the outside 7e. ...add the turned-up inside petals. 7f. Add the center of the flower with
petals.......... Yellow.
Part II. Painting Peonies and Warbler in Oil Colors

8. Add all of the Peonies to complete the background.

9. Overpaint the Warbler with the Floral Brush and a thin mixture of Oil Paint
Medium and Cadmium Yellow. Use the small Wildlife Brushes and short, tiny
strokes to highlight his feathers with White. Add a dot of White to ‘sparkle’ his
eye. Paint the large branch with a mixture of Alizarin Crimson, Sap Green and
Ultramarine Blue. The Warbler’s feet and legs are a mixture of Yellow, Crimson
and Green. Your new little friend is watching and waiting for your signature. Sign
with the liner brush and thin color of your choice. Enjoy!
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