How to paint a realistic watercolor tomato

What’s not to love about tomatoes? 

They’re delicious in pretty much everything, and their colours and textures contrast in such an aesthetically pleasing way.

Let’s celebrate their beauty in this mini class, where I show you how to paint a realistic watercolor tomato.

We’ll recreate the tomato’s glossy, red skin and paint a contrasting velvety, hairy appearance to the greenery.

And we’ll create loads of 3D form so the tomato pops off the paper.

To give our watercolor tomato a shiny and smooth appearance, we’ll need to take care to preserve the highlights and create gradual transitions between the areas of tone.

I hope you’re feeling inspired by this mini class to paint your own realistic watercolor tomato.

Please do leave a comment if you’ve enjoyed this class; I love to hear from you.

With love,

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  1. Carol Wood on June 7, 2022 at 3:22 pm

    Love your tutorials and books! I’m currently working on the cherries…the tomato will be next.🤗
    Thanks for your teaching and inspiration.

    • Helga Krause on June 7, 2022 at 9:09 pm

      Danke Anna für die realistische Tomate. Ich werde gleich morgen versuchen sie zu malen.

  2. Sonia on June 7, 2022 at 4:52 pm

    Beautiful transition to real tomato 🍅😻😻

  3. Ann Paterson on June 7, 2022 at 6:01 pm

    Hi Anna, I love your tutorials and am going to have a go at a tomato tomorrow Thanks Ann 🍅

  4. Judi Walker on June 7, 2022 at 9:04 pm

    Hi Anna I am enjoying your books and email demonstrations . But since my husband died in April In am finding it difficult to understand how to watch classes on the computer . Any chance of correspondence courses in the near future . Thank you

  5. christine brooks on June 7, 2022 at 9:51 pm

    thank you for the great tutorial, my tomato is done and I need loads of practice, I will do it again.
    Thank you again.

  6. Julie Evans on June 7, 2022 at 11:16 pm

    Beautiful work! Looks like your have some great tutorials.

  7. Vita on June 8, 2022 at 2:10 am

    Mini class video much appreciated.Thank you!

  8. Kathryn Twombly on June 10, 2022 at 9:04 pm

    Do you offer a full length class on the tomato?

  9. Patsy on June 10, 2022 at 11:21 pm

    Hypnotic absolutely hypnotic

  10. Candy on June 25, 2022 at 2:14 pm

    Thank you so much for your tutorials. The tomato tutorial really helped me with light and shadows.

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