If you’re new to painting, one of the best ways to start is by painting fruit. Not only are fruits relatively simple shapes, but they also come in a variety of colors. Today’s lesson, Paint Fruit in Acrylics, is a combination of many tutorials.
Today, I’ll share all the lessons needed to paint fruit on this DIY Crate in acrylics. Each tutorial will walk you through each step so that you can create your own masterpiece! So get out your paints and let’s get started!
Surface to Paint Fruit
I made my own DIY Crate and shared how it is done here:
easy to make
DIY Rustic Crate
Build this rustic yet elegant wood crate. Paint it, distress it, or stain the wood for different looks. It’s so versatile and you can customize the size!
Using this crate is optional, you could paint this lovely design on any surface you choose. Have fun hunting thrift stores for something you could paint on!
Also, Hobby Lobby or Michaels carry wood crates of different styles and shapes.
I have an entire post on How to Transfer painting patterns to your surface. I use the simplest method though there are others.
This printable pattern is available below.
Next are all the lessons on each fruit, so you can paint this design. If you need extra help the full video lesson is available in my shop here.
There is another strawberry lesson and it is done on glass, check it out!
How to Paint Pears
Like the strawberries lesson, there is also a lesson on painting pears on glass!
How to Paint Cherries
In the full-length video, I share another way you can paint cherries. Both work well.
Paint Blueberries in acrylic
the details make it
Paint Simple Blueberries
Blueberries are very straightforward to paint and anyone can do this. The details are what make these stand out as blueberries rather than just a simple circle!
Leaves, How to paint one easy stroke at a time!
How to Paint Leaves
Painting leaves is easier than you think and yet adds so much to our fruit and flower paintings.
See how easy it is to paint leaves one easy stroke at a time.
Utilizing each tutorial and putting them together for this design helps you to advance your painting skills.
Many of my tutorials on this site are for individual elements that you can combine for lots of custom designs.
Each lesson has its own supply list. Just sign up or sign in to download the printable traceable for this Fruit Painting on a Crate today! It’s free.
Download and print, it will use two pieces of 8.5″ x 11″ paper. Align and tape together.