Thursday, May 14, 2015

How to Paint Watercolor Fruit: Peach

How to paint a peach in watercolor, free template and tutorial by Grow Creative.

And now ladies and gentlemen.......... I give you the last fruit tutorial.  This is actually this simplest fruit of them all.  I didn't use salt on this one because peaches have a softer texture.

Materials:
Peach Template printed on computer paper
5x7 piece of watercolor paper
pencil
paint brush
watercolor paints
cup of water (for rinsing)
paper towels (for blotting in between color changes)


Step 1: Transfer the peach template to your watercolor paper by placing the template under the watercolor paper, holding it up to a lighted window and lightly tracing in pencil.  Trace lightly so the pencil won't show through the paint.

Step 2: Beginning at the bottom of the peach, paint on a slightly tangerine-ish color.  You want the peach to be a little darker on the bottom and get lighter and lighter towards the top.  So you can paint a more straight orange in the middle, and add water to lighten at the top all the way up to the stem.

How to paint a peach in watercolor, free template and tutorial by Grow Creative.

Step 3: Now paint your leaf with a light green/ lime color.  I like working from the outside in so that the colors stay fresh on the edges and mix a little where they meet.

How to paint a peach in watercolor, free template and tutorial by Grow Creative.

Step 4:  We can't leave this peach without any texture, so drop some clean water from your brush onto the leaf and top of the peach (or any other place you would like).

Let it dry and you'll see the awesome backwash effect appear!

How to paint a peach in watercolor, free template and tutorial by Grow Creative.
How to paint a peach in watercolor, free template and tutorial by Grow Creative.

Well that's it for the fruit series!  If you missed the previous tutorials, you can check them out here.
I hope you have fun with these and paint some fruit for your kitchen this summer!  Mine will be hanging in my kitchen- once I have a house that's finished to hang them in :)

How to paint a peach in watercolor, free template and tutorial by Grow Creative.

5 comments :

  1. Lovely! Looks good enough to eat! Who needs a plastic fruit bowl when you can decorate your home with these watercolor fruits instead. :)

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  2. So Im pinning all these tutorials so I can have a go!

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  3. What kind of watercolors do you use?

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    1. I use mostly Winsor & Newton watercolors that come in tubes. These are professional grade and have lots of pigment so you don't need to use as much paint. I have a post on watercolor materials that you might want to check out :http://growcreative.blogspot.com/2014/01/how-to-watercolor-materials.html

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