Patreon – Balloon and Bird

Acrylic Painting Lesson

For this week’s painting, I’m showing you how I painted a little bird hanging onto a balloon using Liquitex basics acrylic paints (and a tiny bit of createx airbrush paint for the balloon).

Copyright Info

I am always happy to have you copy my work for your own practice. Be aware of what reference photo I used, sometimes (as in the case with this specific bird) you will need to purchase the photo from the photographer to use even for practice. I will let you know when that is the case. As a general rule, you can not copy my work and make prints/sell that work. I retain copyright of the work I complete.

If you follow one of my lessons, you are more than welcome to post your work on social media to share what you’ve done, as long as you include in your post that you followed one of my lessons.

You can always use my techniques in your own designs and reference photos!

Reference photo from

I can’t find the direct link for the exact chickadee I used on this one. It’s such a common pose you could probably find a decent photo over at Pixabay for free. There is no reference photo for the rest of this painting.