How to paint a shiny, 3D Persimmon in watercolour

The shiny, 3D persimmon fruit is such a gorgeous and bright colour. But if we want to recreate its three-dimensional form and glossy visual texture in a painting, our main focus needs to be on balancing the tones.

In this mini class, I show you the process I followed to paint a 3D persimmon, full of shine and with its beautiful, bright colours. You’ll see how I handled the tones and balanced the contrast between the fruit’s waxy orange skin and its contrasting green, stripy sepals. Have a watch:

I hope this mini class has given you the confidence to paint your own 3D persimmon fruit. 

If you enjoyed this video, please leave me a comment below. And if you feel inspired and give it a go, I’d love to hear how you get on, so leave a comment to let me know.

Share this post!

Subscribe to blog updates

Blog Updates


  1. paula carter on April 5, 2022 at 4:13 pm

    Hello Anna I enjoyed your mini class thank you for sharing your work is beautiful.

  2. Carmen on April 5, 2022 at 6:54 pm

    Your ART is so beautiful, I try every mini class!!!. You are so generous sharing with people that can not afford lessons. Thanks!

    • Lora Porter on April 14, 2022 at 6:25 pm

      Thankyou for the mini classes, always so interesting. Your art is amazing

  3. Krista on April 5, 2022 at 7:35 pm

    Thank you for offering these mini classes!!

  4. Melinda on April 6, 2022 at 1:43 am

    Thank you so much for sharing your talent. It’s so helpful to watch you paint. I learn something every time.

    • Dina on April 6, 2022 at 8:07 am

      Thank you dear Ana for sharing these mini classes
      You are amazing lady.
      Best regards,

  5. Suzanne Coffey on April 6, 2022 at 2:29 am

    I want to say, I love your work! I so wish I could paint just a smidge as good as you! Thank you for sharing your time and talent! Your incredible!!!

  6. Neha sethi on April 6, 2022 at 4:15 am

    Thank you Anna Mason for this free mini tutorial.
    Your lessons are simple yet effective realistic results are achieved 🙏

  7. Anne Murray on April 6, 2022 at 10:15 am

    love your mini tutorials
    can you say what GREENs you use ? I always have trouble with realistic greens .

  8. Ana Dohmann on April 6, 2022 at 10:39 am

    Thank you !! I love your classes!!

  9. Jan Dell on April 8, 2022 at 4:39 am

    I love your artistic talent. I really thank you for the mini class.

  10. Dawn on April 9, 2022 at 6:58 am

    These mini classes are super. I don’t have the time for the longer classes, so these are perfect. Thank you.

Leave a Comment