How to paint rounded mushrooms in watercolour

Achieving 3D effects when working in layers with watercolour is really straightforward so in this little video I show you how I use the method to layer up and create these round little mushrooms:

Why not make some time this weekend to paint some mushrooms (then fry them up with garlic – delicious!)

If you are inspired to have a go, or you have any other mushroom painting tips to share, please leave me a comment below!

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  1. Jan G Gregory on December 14, 2017 at 9:51 pm

    The video on the 3D mushroom s was really goos thank you I used some on the same tips on a painting I did today it was really helpful watching your video first
    Thank you Enjoy your Christmas hope you all stay well .

    • Anna Mason on December 15, 2017 at 9:07 am

      Thanks Jan, glad it was helpful!

  2. Beas duta on December 14, 2017 at 11:48 pm

    Thanku so much wondrful technique ……. want to learn more

  3. Macu on December 15, 2017 at 1:52 am

    Wonderfull!!! I say hello and thanks a lot from Caracas, Venezuela,

  4. Marianne on December 15, 2017 at 9:23 am

    So Nice to see how younbuilt the painting up

  5. Kim P on December 15, 2017 at 10:31 am

    I really enjoy your videos. You make it seem very simple but, I know its not by any means.
    Have a super Christmas and I can’t wait to hear more news on painting and baby Ben –
    I do hope his colic is now in the past x

    • Anna Mason on December 15, 2017 at 3:35 pm

      Thanks Kim! 🙂

  6. Sue on December 15, 2017 at 3:55 pm

    Congrats on you wonderful Ben. Happy holidays. I love your painting technique and the results.

  7. Betty Diesner on December 16, 2017 at 4:24 am

    Thank you so much Anna for all your helpful painting tips, I will try these mushrooms soon as right now I’m working on a flower following your layering technique which, I find it very interesting when looking for a wow watercolor results.
    I’m glad to know that your baby is feeling better from his colic and that you are ready to enjoy your first Christmas with him. I’ll keep watching your tutorials and tips.

    Have a Wonderful Christmas and the best of the New Year.


    Betty Diesner

  8. Jackie Barrow on December 16, 2017 at 7:50 pm

    Thank you! I really enjoy watching your videos…:) Retiring soon and hope to have time to take your courses…

  9. Aro on December 17, 2017 at 10:55 am

    Thanks for video. I tryed. It was fun. Have a nice weeknd

  10. DARIA SWALES on December 22, 2017 at 4:43 pm

    I love watching your videos. You make it seem so simple.

  11. Elayne GREAVES on April 15, 2018 at 4:10 am

    You didn’t mention what colours you used, just a ‘beige’ mix. My beige mix consists or Rose Madder, Indigo, and Hooks Green dark.

  12. Elayne Greaves on January 1, 2020 at 3:01 am

    You don’t actually mention the colours you used…beige and grey are very ambiguous!

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