There are over 100 species of ladybirds in Europe, of which 40 species are resident in the British Isles. The colour and number of spots on a ladybird determine what kind it is. Ladybirds can be yellow, orange or as we most commonly know them scarlet in colour.

Follow Paul to paint this tiny insect in watercolour using your smallest brushes.

Ladybird, watercolour on 140lb (300gsm) NOT watercolour paper, (23x31cm)


Your reference photo. Image by Myriams-Fotos from Pixabay