How to paint shiny, realistic, 3D cherries

In this tip video I wanted to share with you my method for painting the shiny skin on Cherries, to get a really 3D result.

The challenge is to closely observe, and then replicate, the transitions between the areas of shine and the dark cherry skin around them, so that’s what I’m focusing on here:

Don’t forget to show me your painting by posting it via social media using #AnnaMasonArt.

Happy painting,


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  1. Gilda Maria Otto Poplade on August 19, 2016 at 12:00 am

    Miss Anna Mason

    Thank you for the tips.
    They have been very rewarding to study watercolor using your technique.
    I’m a beginner. And just I started because of your watercolours.

    All the best

    Gilda M. O. Poplade

  2. mary serfass on October 16, 2016 at 2:11 am

    Could you tell me what the type of easel is called that you are using on this video

  3. roxana blanton on July 5, 2017 at 1:15 am

    I had been away from Facebook for a few months, now I’m back and I realize how much I had missed you. Thank you for all your inspiring tips. I really like your easel.. Can it be bought through one of either Dick Blick or Cheap Joe?

  4. Kate Amedeo on January 24, 2018 at 7:46 pm

    Thank you for your wonderful videos! So looking forward to getting your book! 🙂

  5. Linda Sprouse on September 3, 2019 at 11:52 pm

    Thanks for sharing this really great instructional video and sharing so many tips and techniques. You inspire us to try new things.

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