Learn How to Paint a Tomato
I hope you have been enjoying my Fruit and Veggie painting series. This is the latest edition.
One of my favorite summer treats is fresh from the garden tomatoes! That being said I also love painting them.
This is great for garden projects like garden bed markers, garden signs or whatever you can dream up. A video is included at the end of this post.
First start with your design. You really can just draw a circle shape and work on that, make it bit of a flatter bottom and a slight indent on top if you wish.
With a number 12 flat brush base coat the entire tomato with a darker red, I used True Burgundy by FolkArt.
I have said this before but if you are new here I will state it again, reds in bottle craft acrylics are not very opaque so you need to base coat many of your projects when using them.
After that coat dries (I used a blow dryer to speed up the process) you come back and add another coat of paint with Tomato Red, also by FolkArt.
It is a warmer color of red and perfect for Tomatoes, probably why they call it Tomato Red.
Let that dry.
Now double load your brush with True Burgundy and Tomato Red, work it into your brush well so the colors blend across the brush. (if you need to see how I double load watch the beginning of the Radish video)
Stroke around the outside of the tomato to add shading.
Stroke in the center some shadows to add dimension..
You can see the ribs here as we start the stem. With a number 6 or 4 flat brush double load a dark green and a lighter green and make the easy leaf strokes in a star shape.
You can use 5 or 6 of the leaf strokes. Then pull in a stem up from the center of the star shape on the chisel edge of your brush to create the stem.
And there you have your tomato…now enjoy the video.
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