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How to paint a textured Coconut in watercolour

Coconuts are not only really healthy (they can even lower bad cholesterol!), they’re also full of different textures and rounded form to paint.

So in this video I show you how I go about painting the hairy shell whilst also giving it a curved shape:

If you enjoy the video, and have any texture tips to share, please let me know in the comments below!

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32 Comments

  1. Rupinder Kaur Jhass on February 22, 2018 at 1:45 pm

    I want to learn how to draw and paint it nicely.
    Thanks.
    Rupi

  2. Kate on February 22, 2018 at 3:56 pm

    This is gorgeous! I’ve ordered your brushes out of Texas and am building up my paint supply – will be an online student soon. Looking forward to it.

  3. Diane on February 22, 2018 at 4:29 pm

    This is so lovely! As usual, your patience and attention to detail blows me away! It amazes me how anyone with children, especially a baby, gets any art done!

  4. Barb G. on February 22, 2018 at 4:34 pm

    Can’t wait for your new book, meanwhile enjoy spending time with Ben.
    Regards,
    Barb .

  5. Rupinder Kaur Jhass on February 22, 2018 at 4:44 pm

    Excellent! I want you to teach this also in free class.
    Thanks a lot.
    Rupi

  6. Darleen Chase on February 22, 2018 at 4:44 pm

    Would you share what brand of burnt sienna you use? There are big differences in brands.

  7. Rupinder Kaur Jhass on February 22, 2018 at 4:46 pm

    I am not getting it. I am sorry for this.

  8. Everett Leeds on February 22, 2018 at 5:26 pm

    Your work is still amazing! I’m into owls at the moment, any chance of reprising your fabulous one?

  9. Christine on February 22, 2018 at 6:30 pm

    Lovely! Thank you so much for all your tips, books, and classes! It’s largely because of learning from you that I am not so afraid of watercolor anymore. Watercolor was my favorite medium back in college, but there were no classes where I went to teacheck me more than some simple basics. Now I am conquering more difficult subjects with joy! Thank you! I am working on a goat picture right now, so this hairy subject is super helpful! 🙂

  10. Ruth Geitgey on February 22, 2018 at 7:46 pm

    Thank you for class on details in the coconut and reminder I must find time to practice painting!!! You are very encouraging. Ruth G

  11. Mike Strickland on February 22, 2018 at 8:12 pm

    OK! You got me!!
    Amazon has your new book on pre-order, so I immediately ordered it!

    Your teaching and methods are exactly what I have needed! I’ve tried watercolor before and never produced anything worth showing. With your techniques and teaching I can finally achieve a quality watercolor painting!

    • Catherine33 on February 23, 2018 at 1:20 am

      Mike!!! i’m with you…Can’t wait for book. But love Anna’s technique.
      Cathie

  12. jane siewert on February 23, 2018 at 12:42 am

    Still trying to find courage to start and time to do it!! Am getting closer to the goal.
    Your work is stunning and inspires me Thank You

  13. Mónica Sisó Molares on February 23, 2018 at 1:20 am

    Qué dedicación tan especial a los detalles! Eso hace que tú arte de destaque como hasta ahora lo has hecho! Me encanta!

  14. Yvette Robinson-Sarasola on February 23, 2018 at 2:20 am

    I always learned most important dog tone from your demonstration, thank for sharing.

  15. mary on February 24, 2018 at 2:20 am

    Could you explain which tablet Anna uses for her reference photos? In the equipment list it is not specific. Thank you!

    • Inma Medina on February 24, 2018 at 12:42 pm

      She uses Apple iPad.

      • mary on February 25, 2018 at 12:41 am

        Do you know which iPad she uses?

  16. Marister on February 24, 2018 at 10:25 pm

    Amazing! Tjx for sharing!

  17. Jenny on February 25, 2018 at 11:02 am

    Thank you for the wonderful video.
    Waiting for your new book. Cannot wait!!!!

  18. Sue Davies on March 12, 2018 at 2:29 pm

    I originally thought I could draw a coconut myself – but was hopeless on the perspective – but used your line drawing and went from there. Absolutely fantastic video, full of useful tips on the process, I loved it. What’s next. with thanks,

  19. Наталья on April 22, 2018 at 7:12 am

    Анна, спасибо за эту книгу! Купила в России, живу около озера Байкал! Учусь у Вас! Все отлично!

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