This week on our Youtube channel I posted a brand new watercolour tutorial – How to Paint Simple Summer Berries. This is a really fun and easy tutorial for all the family and I have painted these berries in a loose style and in a lovely pattern on the page.   To watch the tutorial please visit

We upload tutorials twice a week on Youtube so why not watch the videos and paint along with me?

Creating a pattern

When painting in a loose watercolour style, I tend to loosely paint in the larger items to create a pattern. For this painting, I start with the large strawberries and finish with the smaller berries to fill up the page.

The trick to painting a pattern is to make sure that it can be viewed from all angles which means you place your items or fruit in this case in different positions on the page. It’s also really important that you turn your page as you paint to make sure that you are happy with the composition.

painting a pattern with berries

Painting simple summer berries

I like to use a medium-size brush to paint berries and in the tutorial, you will learn how to use the belly of the brush to create the round shapes. I like to use the loose style because you can leave unpainted space which creates a realistic shine.

To paint the stems and stalks for the berries I use simple lines and oval shapes which can all be slightly different in shape.

For the smaller berries, I use a smaller brush but in the same loose watercolour style.

how to paint summer berries

Let me know how you found this tutorial – How to Paint Simple Summer Berries. I’d love to see your take on painting this pattern, did you give it a go? Do you have any questions?

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The materials used in this tutorial were:

Paint: Winsor and Newton Artist Quality –

Brushes: Pro Arte size 3/0, 2 –

Paper Daler Rowney Aquafine cold-pressed paper –

You will also need some kitchen roll.

Thanks for taking the time to read about our tutorial this week and until next time, happy painting!



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