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How to paint a velvety, round fig in watercolour

How to paint round velvety figs

Figs are such interesting, not to mention delicious, fruits.

The velvety skin and their bulbous shape is a lot of fun to paint.

But there are many different colours to that skin, as well as lots of texture and markings to capture.

It can make it a daunting subject to try in watercolour.

So in this tip video I wanted to give you an overview of the process I go through to paint the fig and make it as realistic as I can.

Why not try it out this weekend?

Or if you’re a member of my online school you can tackle the full painting there.

The tutorial covers the dissected half of the fig too, and as usual covers everything in thorough detail.

I’ve also created a tip video covering the jammy insides of the fig too, so please do have a watch of that when you get a second.

Happy painting!

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20 Comments

  1. amr elsayed on May 21, 2015 at 9:21 am

    hi iwant to learn water color

  2. amr elsayed on May 21, 2015 at 9:21 am

    hi iwant to learn water color

  3. rob heinen on May 21, 2015 at 10:14 am

    Anna,

    You’re the best!

    Cheers

    • Anna Mason on May 21, 2015 at 6:18 pm

      That’s very kind Rob, thank you 🙂

  4. rob heinen on May 21, 2015 at 10:14 am

    Anna,

    You’re the best!

    Cheers

  5. Everett Leeds on May 21, 2015 at 10:27 am

    Tantalising and so talented! Thanks

    • Anna Mason on May 21, 2015 at 6:18 pm

      Thanks Everett! Hope you’re well. 🙂

  6. Everett Leeds on May 21, 2015 at 10:27 am

    Tantalising and so talented! Thanks

  7. Ellen Hines on May 21, 2015 at 1:58 pm

    another GREAT demo! thanks for sharing.

  8. Ellen Hines on May 21, 2015 at 1:58 pm

    another GREAT demo! thanks for sharing.

  9. Anne Bradley on May 21, 2015 at 5:59 pm

    Hi: Loved the fig demo! I want to put my house renos aside (I should be so lucky) and get back to my watercolour painting. Thanks, Anna. This was great inspiration for me.

  10. Anne Bradley on May 21, 2015 at 5:59 pm

    Hi: Loved the fig demo! I want to put my house renos aside (I should be so lucky) and get back to my watercolour painting. Thanks, Anna. This was great inspiration for me.

  11. ruth on May 22, 2015 at 3:05 pm

    Oh Anna,
    You are so good at seeing those colours and getting them right.
    I look at that fig and my mind boggles.
    One thing is an oregano leaf….its a long road to that luscious fig!
    Best,
    Ruth

  12. ruth on May 22, 2015 at 3:05 pm

    Oh Anna,
    You are so good at seeing those colours and getting them right.
    I look at that fig and my mind boggles.
    One thing is an oregano leaf….its a long road to that luscious fig!
    Best,
    Ruth

  13. Bernie on May 25, 2015 at 2:40 pm

    Can’t wait for June!

  14. Bernie on May 25, 2015 at 2:40 pm

    Can’t wait for June!

  15. Alicja on November 24, 2016 at 7:11 pm

    Hallo Anna! That’s a lovely video, so helpful! My equation is about white paint you use at the end. Which white paint is it that covers the dark surfaces in your video? Thank you

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