I decided to paint a group of British Birds Eggs as a watercolour sketch. I have used previous drawings and notes to help me create this watercolour sketch. Now I’ve tried to create a true scale of these British Birds Eggs against each other, to show a better representation of them.
I wrote the name of the bird next to the relating egg and the colours of the bird’s egg on the paper too. I painted the first layers quickly, then by the time I had done this the first egg was dry to paint again.Using a drier mix of watercolour, meant I could add lots of watercolour layers.
British Birds Eggs reference
I’ve mapped out which bird relates to which egg below;
Nightingale Mistle Thrush
Song Thrush Blue Tit Yellow Hammer
We get a great variety of birds in our garden, building nests in the hedgerows. I try not to disturb them, but sometimes we find abandoned nests, with unhatched eggs. It’s sad to find these, but they are a great resource for observation and sketching. The bird’s eggs have beautiful, intricate markings. It’s also fascinating to see the materials they’ve used for the nests. I always leave some leaves and old twigs lying around and watch the bird’s collecting them for nest building. We never cut the hedgerows until all the birds have left the nests. I really enjoyed painting all the delicate markings of the British birds eggs.