Easy Watercolor Peach Painting for Beginners
I painted a bunch of peach slices the other day to digitize for September's monthly wallpaper and decided to film it just in case I wanted to share it with you. It’s not the best quality, but I thought it might help to share the video and talk through what I was thinking when I painted them.
Click the video below to watch:
Breaking it down step by step, this is how I painted the peach halves and wedges:
- Paint the flesh of the peach roughly in the desired shape. For peach halves, leave the center pit area unpainted.
- While the flesh is wet, add in the skin and pit (or core-colored areas) using a red/orange hue. Allow the two colors to touch to get the wet-on-wet effects.
- When painting is not wet, but rather damp, you may choose to come back in and drop in more color to create more saturation and add in detail.
- Remember to keep it loose and organic, it doesn't have to be perfect!
- Let white paper areas peek through to create some interesting contrast
- If colors are diluting or spreading too much, wait until your painting is a little less wet and then continue
- If the skin or pit is bleeding too far into the flesh color, dry your brush off and come back to lift some of the unwanted colors away
Supplies Used In The Video:
- Paper: Strathmore 300 Series Cold Press Watercolor Paper
- Brush: Size 12 Round Synthetic Sable Hair Travel Painting Brush
- Paints: Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolors (colors used listed below)
- Hansa Yellow Medium
- Pyrrol Scarlet
- Transparent Pyrrol Orange
- Quinacridone Rose
- French Ultramarine (Pyrrol Scarlet + Transparent Pyrrol Orange + a touch of French Ultramarine to make the a darker, muted red for the pit area)