How To Paint An Apple

How To Paint An Apple

Because of the detail in this still life, it offers a good challenge for the more advanced artist. Tight brushwork is needed throughout the tutorial which will require patience in order to achieve a photo realistic result. To emphasize the realism of the painting I’ve photographed the subject against a white background and lit it from above which casts a soft shadow helping to give it the 3D quality.

I hope you enjoy it,
Michael

Difficulty: Intermediate
Painting Size: 12 x 12
Brushes used in this lesson: Michael James Smith Professional Brush Set

In August 2019 Michael switched brush manufacturers from Rosemary & Co to PalettePro and as a result the series numbers/names are different in some of the lessons. In order to be able to complete the lessons regardless of which set you’re using we have put together a chart which lists the equivalent brushes from both sets.

Acrylic paints used in this lesson:
Titanium White
Cadmium Yellow
Alizarin Crimson
Sap Green
Ivory Black
Winsor Lemon
Cadmium Orange
Cobalt Blue
Burnt Umber

Oil paints used in this lesson:
Titanium White
Permanent Rose
Phthalo Green (Yellow shade)
Burnt Umber
Winsor Lemon
Cobalt Blue
Sap Green
Ivory Black
Cadmium Yellow Light
Cerluean Blue
Burnt Sienna

Thinner:
White Spirit

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How To Paint An Apple