This is a super quick and easy lesson to paint blueberries in acrylics. You can easily paint these sweet little berries. Beginner friendly!
Painting Blueberries is super simple. The right little tool makes it so easy to do even for the beginner painter.
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Supplies to paint blueberries
One sponge dauber in the size to fit your berries. Today I am using this one from Plaid FolkArt. It is 5/8″ (the half inch in the Martha Stewart like will work perfectly for this)
Paint Blueberry Base Coat
Load the dauber with Inkspot. Press it into the paint and pounce on your palette to see if it is evenly loaded.
Take it to your surface and press round shapes with the dark color. Try not to wiggle, you want them to stay roundish.
Wiggling will tend to make the berries more oval or misshapen.
Now I am not saying they will be perfectly round. We are not aiming for perfection but we do want them to be roundish.
Don’t worry about the rim of thicker paint around the outer edge. That is all good.
Paint Blueberry shading
One a rag or paper towel dab out the extra Inkspot that is still in the dauber. No need to rinse, just pat it off.
Reload on one side of the dauber with Cobalt Blue. See how just one side is in the paint?
Press over the blueberry base coat keeping them lined up. Keep the Cobalt blue to one side of the berries which would be thhe side you have decided where the light is coming from on your design.
Add highlights to the painted blueberries
Using the same technique add a touch of white on one edge of your dauber. Just barely a touch. In the full-length video at the end of this post, you can see how I do it better.
Press the dauber onto the painted berries with the white on the side hit with light. Be careful and keep the berries from growing as you add layers.
Painting Blueberry Details
Using the #2 Script liner and Inkspot that you have made inky create a dot on one side of the blueberry, then drag out some small spikes with the tip of the brush.
Very subtle spikes kind of star-like twinkles that radiate from the dot.
Add some to the edge of one or more of the berries too for variety.
And there you have your beautifully painted blueberries!
- Surface to paint
- Plaid FolkArt Multi Surface Paint
- Cobalt Blue
- Wicker White
- 5/8" Dauber (sponge end)
- Donna Dewberry #2 Script Liner
See blog post for instructions
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