Painting that powdery white bloom you so often see on soft fruit can prove a big challenge, especially in watercolour.  

You might consider tackling it by applying white paint on top of your fruit afterwards.  However, with watercolour, that doesn’t get the best results.

Instead it’s best to paint the bloom first and layer the darker colours around, as I demonstrate in this video:

I hope this inspires you to get your sketchbook out and give these bloom effects a try this weekend. Please let me know with a comment below how you get on!

  1. Sandy Stone 5 years ago

    Have a happy, healthy baby…..Sandy Stone

  2. Lou 5 years ago

    Your plum painting is lovely. Wishing you well and looking forward to baby news.

  3. Christine 5 years ago

    Thank you Anna, I purchased the Craftsy class but was afraid to get started, looking at this I need to get started – simply inspirational.

  4. Sue Flynn 5 years ago

    Thank you for your videos and for being so inspiring.
    My daughter, Cara, is expecting her first child and it is due around the same time as you. So, I think of you too, and wish you well. It is an exciting time!

  5. Ruth 5 years ago

    Brilliant as usual Anna.
    What fun to share your videos and classes.
    You are an inspiration!
    Congratulations on the newest addition on its
    way to your family.
    Blessings, Ruth

  6. Rose Baggs 5 years ago

    Beautiful work! You are an awesome instructor! I feel like painting! Thank you for the video!

  7. Barb G 5 years ago

    As always Inspirational and brilliant.
    Looking forward to trying this effect!
    Good luck to you on the coming big event (Motherhood)

  8. Silvia Sunesen 5 years ago

    thank you for this challenging video. i wish you all the best in your last 2 weeks, they can be the hardest; but the reward is almost here. Blessings to you and the new baby

  9. suzanne linch 5 years ago

    Good luck for you and baby.
    Great video.
    Thank you

  10. Kat Grau 5 years ago

    Very inspirational … are the classes a wee bit slower and is the drawing made available for those of those that love to paint watercolors but have to take days on making a drawing? Many thanks for this wonderful tip video on the plums.

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      Anna Mason 5 years ago

      Yes to both! The tutorials are mostly in real time (all relevant demos are) and we supply traceable drawings for you to work from.

  11. Kathy 5 years ago

    Thank you for the valuable tips and videos. Good luck and welcome to new baby.

  12. Simone Ribeiro 5 years ago

    Thank you Ann for your videos with such precious tips.
    Good luck, health and happiness with your baby. It is a wonderful step of our life!

  13. Sue Davies 5 years ago

    Thank you so much for an incredible video on plums as was the video on the pear – you make it look so easy to get good results – good luck for you and your new baby.

  14. Macu 5 years ago

    Thank you Ann from Venezuela!!! Very inspirational!!!

  15. Susan Baich 5 years ago

    The video is amaxing! Thank you for sharing!
    I have taken your Craftsy class and really enjoyed it. I have been looking forward to another one. Is there one coming anytime soon?

    Wishing you and your family many blessings as you are nearing the coming of the new baby!

  16. bRONWYN bOSSLEY 5 years ago

    Thank you Mummy Anna congratulations

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