Monday, 23 June 2014

How to Paint a Ripe, Juicy Apple


Would like to learn how to paint still life images like these in watercolour?


(Actual images you'll learn to paint in the Module)

In the still life Module, you’ll start off by painting simple objects like an apple and tomato, and gradually build up to metal jugs and water in a glass.

The lesson below is taken from near the start of the Module and shows you how to paint a simple 2-colour apple.


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I’ve started receiving a number of questions about the Watercolour Academy. You’ll probably have a few of your own...

I’ve set up a special email address that comes through to me personally that you can send your questions to. I won’t be able to reply individually, but I will read every single one. I’ll then write an ‘Answer’ email addressing the most common questions.

Here’s my private email address…

questions-for-bob@paintboxartmedia.com


On to the freebie lesson…





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Tomorrow, I’ll publish a lesson from the florals Module.


Best wishes,

Bob.
P.s. keep those comments coming below!

50 comments:

  1. Absolutely beautiful lesson. I love it all the way and I learned alot from it. Thank you so much :-)

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    1. Thank you Helita, Siân also takes our Watercolour Florals Module (sample lesson coming up tomorrow).

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    2. Thankyou Bob, wonderful to see, now I shall have a go

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    3. This lesson was one of the best ever. The artist demo was given with direct non wordy instructions, the video shots and angles were very good, most I have seen you view the back of the hand and they talk on and on to the point of distraction. I am glad I signed up. RJ from Texas, USA

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    4. A wonderful lesson. So much was covered, and it is quite helpful! Thank you!

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    5. A most informative lesson well put together. I enjoyed it immensely. One can always learn more. Thank you.

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  2. Wow beautiful !

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  3. Thank you Bob for the lesson on watercolour mixing. It was the most interesting and informative lesson I've ever seen. I am certainly going to have a go at making some charts. I usually manage to make "mud" by trying to mix too many colours. Thanks again Regards

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    1. Wow thank Patricia that's a lovely compliment

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  4. I have the same mixing palette but my paint just beads up. How did you prepare your palette, or is it the way you mix your paint?

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  5. Thank you for showing how to paint fruit, most interesting. I must practise this, it's so good, thanks again. :-)

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  6. A very interesting lesson on painting fruit.

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  7. Thank you Bob very helpful lesson. Again it it looks so easy....I am going to try.

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    1. Isabel, one thing we encourage heavily in the Academy is that eveyone tries the lesson and then shares their efforts with others (we've set up an online Group especially for this). We also have a certificate program for anyone that cimpletes an entire Academy or Module.

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  8. thank you Bob, great!! any luck for a portrait lesson??'

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    1. We have an entire module on Portraits. I'll post details of it Wednesday but there won't be a free lesson from that Module on this blog. I'll give detail of how to access it later in the week.

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  9. Hello Bob - thanks for your lovely lessons - have watched lots of your previous ones as well - they all are interesting and most importantly - very useful.
    Its always a pleasure to watch yours and other tutors videos. Your retirement has been so very beneficial to us all. Thanks once again.

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    1. What a nice comment and Nalini. Thanks you for taking the time to share that on the blog

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  10. Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing these lessons. I find them helpful and enlightening.

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  11. I'm very excited about these lessons. I'm making my charts and have practiced a bit on yesterdays landscape buildings. I have a tendency to overwork things and add too much detail. These lessons are helping me realize I can get detail in a much easier way. Thanks....I'm off to paint an apple!!!

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    1. Great Bonnie, I'm sure your apple will look good enough to eat!

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  12. what a delightful and down to earth lesson(module)!--each time I see something like this I burn a path to my studio room and do not emerge for hours~! Thanks~

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    1. I can relate to that Diann, when you see the full Module and Academy list you may never leave wna to leave your studio again!

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  13. thank you for all this lesson.

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  15. Thank you for great instructions. I already have your watercolor and acrylics CDs which I ordered several years ago. I use them a lot for help in a particular subject that I am paining. I would like more indepth on drawing dogs and cats. I have a hard time getting started on animals. Thanks for all you help

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    1. Glad you've nejoyed my lessons over the years Ziva. I think you'll enjoy the Animals Module in the Watercolour Academy.

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  16. Thank you very much. From Caracas, Venezuela

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  17. Bob: I am 90 years old and have had water colour secrets for several years. Have finally decided that it is time to start my new career, which I have wished for for years. Wishing does not make it so, but having the drive to start again and having good instruction available are the two essentials. So I am expecting to become at least a good artist. Thank you. I am exploring the water colour module and since I love it I hope I can master water colour.

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    1. That's very inspiring and and I hope I'm able to carry on enjoying watercolour painting at the age of 90. I'd love to see some of your work and perhaps we could feature it in our monthly newsletter to show others that it's never too late to learn.

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  18. I really appreciate the lessons coming into my home and the cost is great. What a gift you are sharing with so many, God Bless ya and Thank You They are all good but I really enjoyed the apple. Great detail SM

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  19. So interesting. I still feel overwhelmed...need to go back and work from the beginning. I'm getting inspired, though, to carve out time for myself to practice and play. I have been fearful of using up the expensive materials to just mess around and I can see that's what is absolutely required. I thought I could use cheap drawing paper--not so!

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    1. Mimi, the whole point of the Academy is that you don't feel overwhelmed at any stage - it takes you through a step-by-step process (at YOUR pace) so that no gaps are left. The lessons I'm putting on this blog are just a small tatser from various parts of the Academy. You'll be able to see the full Academy lesson list in due course

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  20. Thanks for the lessons, it is very useful for me,Basic steps help me a lot.apple, it seems very simple,but this video tell us how to superimpose the colour.I am very enjoy lessons. and I will follow you and pratice.thanks a lot! I am hua

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  21. Thanks for the lessons, it is very useful for me,Basic steps help me a lot.apple, it seems very simple,but this video tell us how to superimpose the colour.I am very enjoy lessons. and I will follow you and pratice.thanks a lot! I am hua

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  22. Gorgeous! I am happy to learn so much about details and nuances! (Sorry for my English.)
    Ioana

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    1. Ioana yur English is great! And thanks for leaving another comment

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  23. Helpful lesson to achieve "one" goal surely !!!
    Very good way to improve your own skill.
    Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you for the colour charts. I have often found myself confused by this and frequently ended up creating a wonderful collection of muddy browns. This video simplifies things.

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  24. So appreciated the apple video. I learned quite a bit. However I am a Yank and my ear could not pick up what kind of red the artist was using.

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  25. Muito lindo! Gostaria que tivesse legenda em português para eu poder entender tudo. Obrigado pelo vídeo!

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