Ali Hargreaves gave another fab demo on Artist Demo Days on facebook, this time a watercolour (or mixed media) of a rather bedraggled kingfisher. I had a go and made a small painting and it was fun to do. I still haven’t found a way of getting the turquoise colour to be true on the photo. I used some shimmering blue acrylic ink and some pearl Pearlex for some of the white flashes on a few feathers. In other places I have used white acrylic ink and pulled the ink out to makes the ruffled feathers. You can also find her demo here.