Fowl Play - Art - 200


“After a thousand watercolors you
will find you have fallen in love
with paper and paint.”

-Rex Brandt


Find a feather then create a watercolor painting of it.


1) Gather your art materials. You’ll need:

  • Watercolor Paints (This objective requires watercoloring. Please don’t substitute another medium)

  • A Brush

  • Watercolor Paper (Not 100% necessary, but makes for a better experience)

2) (Optional) If you are new to watercolors, consider tackling our H20 art objective before continuing on with this one.

3) Aquire a feather. You can find one yourself or buy one. Finding one yourself might take a while, but will be an interesting experience in itself. You’ll be seeing feathers for months after your concerted effort to find one. If you do buy one, do your best to buy a genuine feather.

4) Make a watercolor of your feather. This may be a learning process, so feel free to give this a try several times. Remember that while you’ll be doing your best to reproduce your feather on the page, it won’t look exactly the same. (And that’s not a bad thing!)

If you’re not sure where to get started, check out “A Feather” from Kateri Ewing as she shows you her artistic process.

5) Take a photo of your best watercolor feather next to the original feather. Share it on Instagram or Twitter with the tag #QuestScouts. Alternatively, you can also share your art in our Facebook group.