#simplycreate Cherry Watercolour Painting

Learn how to paint appetising cherries with Simply Watercolour Paints by using this step-by-step guide created by Daler-Rowney artist Amylee Paris, and is easy for beginners to follow and explore using watercolour paints!

The materials in your kit

  • Simply A4 Watercolour Paper
  • Simply Watercolour Paint
  • 2 x Simply Watercolour Brushes of different sizes
  • 1 x Container of water
  • Paper towels
  • 1 x Simply Palette

How to Paint Cherries with Watercolour

Learn how to paint appetising cherries with Simply Watercolour Paints by using this step-by-step guide created by Daler-Rowney artist Amylee Paris, and is easy for beginners to follow and explore using watercolour paints!

Step 1


To make a page full of appetizing cherries, mix in vermilion red diluted in a little water.
Using the fine-tipped brush, trace the fruit on the paper as in the demonstration.
When applying rouge, have fun creating a gradient from left to right to give the fruit more volume.
Leave it to dry.

Step 2

The twig

By using a brown mixed with ultramarine blue watercolor paint, you create a dark brown.
Outline the stem, remembering to create the knot at the end of the stem that holds the fruit to the twig.
On the already painted fruit, refine the details to add more red colour while leaving the upper part of the fruit a bright spot.
Tip: Wash your brush to change color.

Step 3

The leaves

On top of the cherry, add a leaf to give more depth to the creation. Mix green with dark blue to soften the green and make it look more natural.
And there you have it, you've made a first cherry. All that's left to do is make the rest of the cherries!
You can now repeat the technique by painting different cherries all over the sheet of paper. See example opposite.

Step 4

To finish

Now all you have to do is find a beautiful frame under glass to give a sweet note to your interior decoration.

Simply Watercolour

Daler-Rowney Simply Watercolour is a perfect starting point for artists and hobbyists looking to experiment with the watercolour technique. The colours wet easily onto the surface, and can be thinned with water to create washes and offer great value for money.

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Simply Watercolour Brushes

Daler-Rowney Simply Watercolour Brushes are made from natural hair in a variety of shapes and sizes to fit almost any need.

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Simply Watercolour Paper

Daler-Rowney Simply Watercolour Paper has a medium grain textured surface, perfect for the application of watercolour and gouache, as well as for drawing and ink techniques. It is perfect for hobbyists willing to experiment watercolour paintings.

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Simply Sketching Pencils

Daler-Rowney Simply offers a comprehensive range of Sketching Pencils sets. Each sets will provide professional or novice artists a variety of sketching pencils allowing them to achieve artistic depth to their sketches.

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About the artist:

The painter Amylee Paris tirelessly finds her inspiration in colour and nature. Her abstract blooms and portraits shine in several art galleries in the UK.