Painting Challenge: Chick

Explore the softness and playfulness of a little baby chick.

Painting challenge:  Chick

Include the hashtag #chick in your Watercolor – Beginners and Beyond Facebook group post.

Deadline April 12, 2024 , 11:59 pm ET    

Here are the details:

  • Paint a baby chick
  • Sponsored by Sue Bradley
  • Entries must be posted in the Facebook group: Watercolor – Beginners and Beyond
  • Include topic hashtag in your Facebook post:  #chick
  • You may enter as often as you want
  • Open to all countries
  • Winner is chosen randomly
  • Deadline April 12, 2024, 11:59 pm ET (New York time)
  • Winner announced April 14, 2024
  • Mediums accepted:  watercolor, watercolor pencils, gouache, water soluble graphite, water soluble inks, and mixed media as long as it includes watercolor
  • If you also post your painting on Instagram, tag @watercolorbeginnersandbeyond.   You could be randomly chosen for a QoR watercolor sample dot card.


Here is a simple chick painting.   Outline, reference photo and progress photos by Sue Bradley.


  Reference photo


Pencil outline.  A little masking fluid for the eye highlight (or you can use white gel pen or ink)

Colours:  lemon yellow, transparent orange (or cad orange), burnt sienna, Burnt umber, indigo and cobalt blue




Erase pencil lines around the chick if you want.





What is the prize?   

One random winner will receive a private online lesson by Sue Bradley.   Topic depending on skill level of the winner.  This is a great opportunity to get one-on-one watercolour guidance!

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>>> Also check out her upcoming retreat “Watercolour Pure and Simple” June 21 – 28, 2024 at Westcott Barton, North Devon, UK.  For more info:


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For a free 7-day trial on my Patreon:  Diann Zimmerman – Patreon.


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