Strawberry Patch - Simple Shapes and Complimentary Colors

Realism Made Easy for Beautiful Berry

Learn the secrets to glowing dark washes and building up realism.

They're both easy to manage when done in small areas, especially with good demonstrations and explanations.

In this lesson, you can download the reference photo and use graphite paper to trace an outline onto your watercolor paper. Then fill in the colors for this sun kissed strawberry and blossoms.

On the step by step written instructions and video, Deb Watson shares some valuable painting tips - easy techniques for glowing darks, building realism with washes of color, and more.

You'll see exactly how to paint a very realistic looking strawberry, by working on value first and detail last.

This painting is done with paper, paint and brushes. No special materials are needed, but touches of opaque white were used at the end.


Happy Painting!


Your Instructor


Deb Watson
Deb Watson

Hi, I'm Deb Watson - a self taught artist and long time watercolor teacher

My story is simple.

I loved drawing from childhood, but was discouraged from art as a waste of time. So, I became a nurse, worked at a lot of hospitals and raised a family. But I kept painting.

Over time, I became better at the realism I loved, and just kept working toward improving through painting and self-study. I've always enjoyed painting scenes from my life and small town community (which I call my Small Town America series).

My paintings are not usually famous or majestic subjects, often they're just everyday stuff I see around. But I see so much beauty there, and show it to the rest of the world by painting it.

Now, my watercolors have been in exhibits and won awards across the nation. Yet, it's when my art connects me to other people that it's really done what I wanted, and teaching certainly does that!

Happy Painting.



Course Curriculum


  Introduction to Strawberry
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  Strawberry Downloads
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  Strawberry Video
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