Painting Fruit And Vegetables In Watercolor
A beginner's course in representational painting
Hello, and welcome to my class on painting fruit and vegetables in watercolor!
For a beginner, it can be intimidating to know what to subject to choose for your first painting. I recommend starting out with simple objects; fruits and vegetables are some of my favorites for my beginner students. We all have these healthy foods in our home — “live models,” so to speak.
This course consists of a step-by-step, easy-to-follow demonstration of how to paint a pear. A pear is easy to draw and, since it's not a perfect shape, it's a great first subject to tackle when learning how to paint.
In this course, you will learn
- Three techniques: wet-on-dry, wet-into-wet, and glazing
- How to draw your subject while working with light sources and shadows
- An clever way to insert your signature
By the end, you will have learned the basics for painting vegetables as subject matter and reviewed application techniques.
This course is for beginner watercolor students.
Let's go paint together!
As a native of San Diego and graduate of San Diego State University, I have been painting and exhibiting my work for more than 30 years throughout Southern California. The bold lines, fluid shapes, and my color palette are influenced by my father’s paintings and my degree in graphic design.
In much of my work, I seek to capture our emotional and visceral response to a fleeting but sublime moment in time, a combination of color, intensity, movement, and expression.
While known for my representational and abstract work, my love is for portraits, and I have been honored with awards that include Best in Show for Cowboy at the San Dieguito Off Track Gallery and the Logan Award and Golden Award for Maasai Boy at the San Diego Watercolor Society’s 34th International Show.
For over a decade, I have been running workshops and juried watercolor shows in the San Diego area while teaching all levels of watercolor painting at a local community college and in my studio in Encinitas, CA. I find tremendous satisfaction from teaching and seeing my students, improve, gain confidence, and express themselves through watercolor.