Learn How to Paint a Tomato, one stroke at a time. Easy beginner painting lesson.
This how to paint a tomato is part of my Fruit and Veggie painting series.
One of my favorite summer treats is fresh from the garden tomatoes! That being said I also love painting them too.
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.
Your Paint a Tomato 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 (full supply list at end of post)
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 the aase 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.
Double load your brush with True Burgundy and Tomato Red, work it into your brush well so the colors blend across the brush. (I have an entire post of Basic Brush strokes, click here is you wish to see it and learn what double loading is)
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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