How to paint velvety peaches in realistic watercolour

Delicious, delicate and dating back over 8,000 years (wow!), peaches are a popular fruit worldwide. They originate from China, where they’re believed to represent good luck, protection and longevity. 

 

Their fuzzy, velvety skin is a really fun texture to recreate in watercolour, and because peaches have a spherical form, we can create the illusion of lots of depth on our paper.

 

So in this mini class, I’m going to show you how I painted a pair of 3D, velvety peaches in watercolor. 

 

And I’ll describe how I created the fuzzy visual texture in these lovely velvety peaches.

I hope this mini class has given you the inspiration and confidence to paint your own watercolor peaches.

 

Once you’ve painted a velvety peach, you might like to watch my mini classes on some other stone fruits with very different visual textures. 

 

Check out my class on painting the bloom effects on plums and how to create very shiny cherries.

 

Please leave me a comment below if you paint your own velvety peach or if you’ve enjoyed this mini class. I love to hear from you!

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9 Comments

  1. Angela Kirwan on September 27, 2022 at 5:11 pm

    OMG!!! I just love it! I’ve been wanting to paint a peach for some time but achieving a fuzzy look seemed to be quite a challenge. I also quilt and am busy on those projects right now but I’ll definitely switch back to painting in the future and keep this in mind.
    Thanks for doing this tutorial, I had researched others but the result did not look the way I wanted…this one does, like totally!
    Cheers,
    angie

  2. Annie J. Mathew on September 27, 2022 at 5:34 pm

    Indeed a challenging task to bring out fuzzy velvety texture.Excited to have a try. Thanks Anna for this special episode

  3. Ela on September 27, 2022 at 5:42 pm

    Dear Anna,
    This is enchanting, magical!
    Thank you.
    Ela

    • Marg on September 29, 2022 at 10:40 pm

      Your class on texture of the peaches is quite magical, I am ready to give it a try thankyou

  4. Martha Bradford on September 27, 2022 at 6:41 pm

    Thank you so much for this! Could you tell us what paint colors you used? I’m a very beginner and these things don’t come naturally!

    Thank you,

    Martha

  5. Julie Halden on September 27, 2022 at 11:22 pm

    Anna, your classes are so easy to follow & full of great content. Thank you😊

  6. Zoe on September 27, 2022 at 11:49 pm

    thank you, always helpful and encouraging.

  7. Barbara on September 29, 2022 at 11:40 am

    You certainly did bring out the wow! Loved it.

  8. Kathy Osborne on October 1, 2022 at 8:43 pm

    Thank you for all the demo classes. Just wanted to let you know I received both of your books last week and am looking forward to digging into them in depth this winter, I don’t have the funds yet for your school, but hoping soon.

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