What you will need
- Lemon Yellow Deep
- Scarlet Lake
- Yellow Ochre
- Cadmium Yellow
- Sap Green
All the paints I use are from Winsor and Newton, but you don’t need these exact colours.
Painting watercolour pears – step by step
- Using your orange or brown colours, outline your shape. It should have a rounded top and a wider bottom.
- Fill in with a light yellow and red mix, in a watery wash.
- While still wet, start adding patches of other colours. I’ve added drops of yellow throughout, and a deeper red colour in the gaps.
- Then add a brown colour along the left side and base to create a shadow area.
- Don’t blend! Let the colours bleed and move naturally for the best effect. Smooth any hard edges as it dries.
- Finish painting your pears by adding a curved stem and light green leaf at the top.
This watercolour technique is a really easy one to paint all kinds of fruits, including apples!
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