Fruits are a wonderful subject for a decorative
painting project and are usually painted using a flat brush.
As with roses, there are many ways to paint
a fruits composition. The fruits may look stylistic or realistic
depending on the painting style applied. The dominant technique
used in painting a fruits composition in the following examples
Floating is a technique used to paint shadows
and highlights on a subject and is traditionally done using a
flat brush. Although you might find it difficult to comprehend
at first, the bigger the brush, the better.
These fruits on an MDF tray were painted based on a Tolehaven
design and technique by Gail Anderson. The project involves basecoating
the fruits, then adding shadows and highlights using the floating
technique. The fruits were then given added dimension by adding
drybrushed final highlights.
Another fruits project based on a design and technique by Helen
Jeglic. The fruits here are painted to look more realistic but have been achieved using the same technique of floating shadows and highlights.
Yet another technique. A fruits composition was painted
on this wooden stool using Carol Sharpe's technique. Similar to
requires the use of a medium called retarder to extend the working
time of the acrylic paints used. Very dramatic colours were used
in painting these fruits.
Malaysian and other vegetables were
painted on this recipe box using the floating
technique. The combination of a brown background with green
borders gives the project a