Strawberry Patch - Simple Shapes and Complimentary Colors
Realism Made Easy for Beautiful Berry
Learn the secrets to glowing dark washes and building up realism.
They're both easy to manage when done in small areas, especially with good demonstrations and explanations.
In this lesson, you can download the reference photo and use graphite paper to trace an outline onto your watercolor paper. Then fill in the colors for this sun kissed strawberry and blossoms.
On the step by step written instructions and video, Deb Watson shares some valuable painting tips - easy techniques for glowing darks, building realism with washes of color, and more.
You'll see exactly how to paint a very realistic looking strawberry, by working on value first and detail last.
This painting is done with paper, paint and brushes. No special materials are needed, but touches of opaque white were used at the end.
I'm a self taught artist and I love teaching!
My story is simple.
I showed a lot of interest and talent as a child, but my parents discouraged art as a waste of time. I spent my adult life as a nurse and raised a family - pretty busy. While I was home with the birth of my daughter, I bought a cheap set of watercolors and fell in love with the bloom of color. I told my husband, 'I'm going to keep painting with these until I get really good.'
Back then, not many painted realistic watercolors, so I practiced and tried things until I worked out my own style. It took a lot of trial and error,
. When I entered my first art show, I won two awards and was told I'd have to enter the professional category and not beginner. That frightened me soo much, I didn't enter again for years.
When my work began selling, I entered more shows with more great success. I worked very hard and became a full time professional artist and teacher.
Although my work has been recognized and featured in major exhibitions, books and magazines, I'm very down to earth, and just love painting.
No one has 'all the time in the world'. Paint now. You're never too old, it's never too late. Any bit of time you can practice will improve your skills.
And yes, this cowboy is a watercolor painting. (Reference photo used with permission by Diana Robinson)
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