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Explore Watercolours: Paint Fun and Easy Fruit

Philippa Gillström, Artist, Illustrator, Teacher, Coach

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8 Videos (49m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Materials

    • 3. A is for Apple

    • 4. Apple details

    • 5. Abstract Pears

    • 6. Pear details

    • 7. Abstract persimmon

    • 8. Final Thoughts

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About This Class

The main aim of this class is to explore your watercolour paints. We take fruit as our subject matter and then use loose and fun techniques to paint these, getting to know our watercolours better in the process. This class is ideal for beginners, but also for more experienced painters who are looking for inspiration. We will be using ink and gel pen to add details. I will also introduce Brusho pigments, which are not a requirement for the course, but are more of a point of interest and added inspiration.


Watercolour paints (they can be any brand and don't have to be expensive ones either)

Watercolour paper - also for these exercises you don't need to use the really thick paper. 200g / 100lb is just fine.

Watercolour brush. I used a size 8. Choose the size you feel most comfortable with. 

Permanent marker pens (black or any colour of your choice)

White gel pen 


Paper towels

No previous knowledge is required for this course.

4 of 4 students recommendSee All

I absolutely LOVED this class! I always need reminders and methods to loosen up. I especially loved the pear segment since I am obsessed with painting pears! MORE classes from Phillippa Gillstrom!!!
I enjoyed Phillippa's class on painting fun & easy fruits. I feel like she have great pedagogic skills and the class was easy to follow - and it truly is fun fruit! Things were explained in a easy to understand kind of way - you do not need to be an advanced watercolorist to follow along, but the result will look great! I will save and come back to this again because it was very inspirational and gave me some new ideas for my own art.
Matilda Fryxell

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Philippa Gillström

Artist, Illustrator, Teacher, Coach

Hello fellow Learners and Teachers! I'm Philippa. Born and bred in the UK I am now living in Stockholm, Sweden.

Until recently I used to say "I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up." (Note, I am 48 as I write this). But things changed earlier this year and I decided to let my creative talents level up from hobby-mode to professional "I am going to make this my main source of income" mode. So I now call myself an artist, illustrator and surface designer. And I am loving it....

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