hit counter

e-Video Class - Sylph Hummingbird with Gabriele Hunter

(3 reviews) Write a Review
e-Video Class - Sylph Hummingbird with Gabriele Hunter


e-Video Tutorial Class - How to Paint Birds?

Long-tailed Sylph Hummingbird

IMPORTANT:  Upon completion of placing your order you will receive an automatically generated order confirmation by email that contains a link to the  printable materials included with this class.   The printable material contains the links and passcode for all the video files.  Please open the attachment and save the file to your computer -  This is your responsibility.   Once saved to your computer you can print the materials and access the videos when you are ready to paint! 


Hummingbirds are among the most favorite birds to paint and Hummingbird art is highly collectable!

Watch as artist Gaby Hunter demonstrates how she paints the moss and other details in this composition.

 Create your own hummingbird art today!

In this e-Video Tutorial Class students paint a Long Tailed Sylph.  The features of this interesting little bird  are showcased in a warm tropical setting. Using both a direct and indirect painting techniques and methods, the instructor Gaby Hunter will demonstrate  tips and techniques for creating the iridescence and shine on the feathers, texture on bark and moss, branches and other details. Gaby will show you how to manage color to create the pictorial atmosphere, create the mood and depth of this classic styled painting. Using acrylic paints  she also demonstrates brush mixing color for harmony and contrast. This is an excellent class for all skill levels.


Gaby Hunter - Instructor and Artist

Contact info: For further information related to this class please contact the instructor directly:  gabyh@frontier.com 


Learning Outcome:

  • Learn to paint a hummingbird subject
  • Learn how to brush mix color for harmony and contrast
  • Learn to paint iridescent feathers on a bird
  • Learn to create a mottled background
  • Learn to paint tree bark, moss, lichen, and basic leaves
  • Learn how to use atmosphere for depth and dimension
  • Learn how to paint atmosphere 
  • The painting lessons are presented via streaming videos
  • Written text lessons are detailed so the student can follow along with the videos.
  • Step by step photographs are provided.
  • Students have unlimited access to class videos ... no time limit restrictions.



3 Reviews Hide Reviews Show Reviews

  • 4
    Tropical surrounding is the best I've seen.

    Posted by Michael Ferreira on 18th Oct 2013

    The Hummingbird was important and well performed--good instruction and technique, but the tropical composition was very important to me, very similar to Martin Johnson Heade's work--not as detailed but a good beginning point for me. I have to start somewhere and this is a very good method. The moss, vine, trees and background paint and color techniques were well demonstrated. I did substitute another green for pine green--couldn't find it locally. I think titan buff is a good replacement for the off-white ("mixing white").

  • 5
    Great Hummingbird Class

    Posted by California, USA on 7th Dec 2012

    This online painting class is excellent. Gaby your teaching style is relaxed and made everything so clear to me. I enjoy the lesson and feel confident about how to paint a bird. For some reason painting birds scared me! Now I am wanting to paint them all the time. You made the bird seem so simple once we got started. Thank you for presenting such a good class.

  • 5
    Excellent class

    Posted by joanie - UK on 13th Mar 2012

    I loved this painting the minute I saw it advertised. The colors are so soft and captivating.

Get the latest updates on new products and upcoming sales