I often notice that people learning to paint watercolour are so afraid of losing their highlights that they don’t get their subjects dark enough for a realistic result. 

Which is what makes painting this rich, dark chocolate with its delicious sheen a particular challenge. 

In this video I show you my process. The question is: can you watch without succumbing to temptation?

I hope this inspires you to try painting some yummy treats this weekend!

If you enjoyed the video, please leave me a comment below, it makes my day to read them.

Happy painting,

17 Comments
  1. patricia chapman 7 months ago

    just wowser, looking forward to coming back anna….xxx

  2. Judy O’Toole 7 months ago

    Beautifully done. Looks so real. Thank you for this lesson. Judy O

  3. Tony 7 months ago

    Sorry I ate it, please re send it!!!.
    Happy Christmas Anna and your family, have a great time with the children.

  4. linda duntsch 7 months ago

    thanks so much Anna! always so great!

  5. B. Hanlon 7 months ago

    Really informative and fabulous. Love your paintings.

  6. Pat crotts 7 months ago

    Aabsouly wonderful

  7. Anita visram 7 months ago

    Dear Anna. You are just an amazing artist. I do hope I will be able to join your school in 2020. Got a few priorities to get out the way first.
    I don’t think that chocolate bar was big enough, could hardly see it!!

  8. Sagar Rath 7 months ago

    Hii Anna . Thanks for your suggestions and I am waiting for your next video.wish you happy Christmas.

  9. Ellen 7 months ago

    Anna I am jealous of the final shot, making us happy with a chocolate watercolor, which is beautiful, but not just like you have chocolate in your house. Happy Christmas.

  10. Shaz 7 months ago

    Oh my … that was a huge bar of chocolate and really made me giggle watching you tackle it at the end lol … forever chocolate in a painting is good for the soul and the body 😉 Do have a wonderful Christmas with your family I’m sure you will, and thank you for all you do and help us with learning watercolour techniques.

  11. Margaret Axford 7 months ago

    Love your work Anna. Hoping in 2020 to put your methods into practice. You are very giving with your time love watching your video’s

    Thank you so much Margaret

  12. Debra Parkes 7 months ago

    I thoroughly enjoyed this short clip of you painting the chocolate pieces. I’m a pastellist rather than water colour artist and still enjoyed your instruction. Thankyou

  13. Estella Smith 7 months ago

    Oh gosh the chocolate is SO realistic (yum) and what a fun thing to do. Could be a very different Christmas card!!!!

    Hope to do this in the New Year for next Christmas or is that too much?

  14. Rose Vermeulen 7 months ago

    Beautifully painted and not many of us can resist the temptation of chocolate. Happy Holidays and hope the kids are doing well. xxx Rose

  15. Kathy Crocker 7 months ago

    This was yummy! Thank you for all of your posts.
    Merry Christmas

  16. Ruth Trotman 6 months ago

    That was soooi beautiful! Very talented.

  17. Angela Versari 6 months ago

    Oh Anna you are just the most amazing person, woman, artist…I love your work and your whole attitude so much.
    You deserve that chocolate after all your hard work.
    I always find students struggle with ‘tonal range’ and keep telling them that without a good contrast and variety of tones your painting will lack “drama” and it won’t “pop”, which always makes them laugh.
    I think that your strategy of working on your light first and then THE VERY DARKS is an execellent way of saving time…it works very well with the demo of the chocolate.
    I always forward your videos to my students so I hope that they will also support you and learn alot.
    Sei la mia preferita!
    God Bless you and your team and may you all have a splendid, healthy, prosperous, creative New Year this 2020
    Buon Anno
    Forte abbraccio Angela

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