Paint Blueberries in Acrylics

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

Lets start with our simple supplies. Two colors of blue, Plaid FolkArt Multi Surface in Cobalt and Inkspot, and Wicker White.

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 supply to paint blueberries

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.

Pouncing dauber on palette before painting blueberry

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 beries more oval or misshapen.

Press loaded dauber onto painting surface

Now I am not saying they will be perfectly round. We are aiming for perfect 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.

Base coated blueberries

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?

Reload dauber with Cobalt blue

Press over the blueberry base coat keeping them lined up. Keep the Cobalt blue to one side of the berries. The side you have decided where the light is coming from on your design.

Press Cobalt blue on berry

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 highlights on blueberries

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.

Adding details to blueberry painting, Pamela Groppe Art

Add some to the edge of one or more of the berries too for variety.

adding details to blueberry painting lesson, pamela groppe art

And there you have your beautifully painted blueberries!

Blueberries painted in acrylics with other fruit, Pamela Groppe Art

Printable cheat sheet

How to Paint Blueberries

Blueberries painted in acrylics with other fruit, Pamela Groppe Art

How to paint blueberries in acrylic paint. Easy step by step painting lesson easy enough for beginners.

Prep Time 1 minute
Active Time 10 minutes
Total Time 11 minutes
Difficulty Easy


  • Surface to paint
  • Plaid FolkArt Multi Surface Paint
  • Cobalt Blue
  • Inkspot
  • Wicker White


  • 5/8" Dauber (sponge end)
  • Donna Dewberry #2 Script Liner


  1. Load dauber with paint, Inkspot
  2. On palette make sure dauber is loaded properly by pressing on palette to test.
  3. Press circles on painting surface, clustering a few together
  4. Reload dauber with Cobalt Blue on one side.
  5. Press over base coated blueberries staying on one side
  6. Reload dauber with Cobalt Blue
  7. On one edge load a touch of Wicker White
  8. Press onto berries keeping the Wicker White on the side where the light is hitting the berries.
  9. Add details with Script Liner and Inkspot.
  10. Make a dot and drag out small lines to create a star like shape
  11. Add some to the side of one blueberry for a different look

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See full length video here

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  1. Love your work. I so look forward to your emails. Hope you are feeling better. I am having trouble painting Calla lilies on a wine glass. Maybe you can paint something on wine glasses. Thanks for your inspiration.

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