My watercolour method lends itself perfectly to painting juicy, shiny strawberries, which is why they’re one of the subjects that I’m best known for painting. They’re also one of my favourite things to paint (and eat).
Building up watercolour paint in layers makes it possible to preserve the many primary and secondary highlights which give these berries so much shine and 3D form.
I often work larger than life so that I can capture as much detail as possible for maximum impact.
But this time, I took scaling up to a whole other level to supersize these strawbs for added ‘wow’, painting them on illustration board measuring 1m x 75cm (39 x 29 inches).
Watch this video to find out how I went about painting these enormous berries, including the colours and brushes I used as well as how long the painting took to complete.
I loved that I was able to completely lose myself in the process of this huge painting. In fact, you’ll see in the video that I got so ‘in the zone’ at one point that I almost forgot to add in some important details!
I hope this video has tempted you to paint strawberries of your own. They are so much fun to paint, so why not give your own shiny strawberries a go, and supersize them for maximum effect?
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