Painting a pomegranate in watercolor

No flower, nor landscape this week ! But a still life !

Above, you can have a look at my reference picture and a study i made with gouache. The subject is very simple : it is just an open fruit. The complexity here lays in the texture that will make this fruit believable on paper.

The colors i used in the gouache version were perfect for me so i used similar color in the watercolor version. I’ve had just one color : lavander. Thanks to the opacity and the very specific tone of this color, it add something really interesting to the painting !

Painting a pomegranate in video

Painting a pomegranate in watercolor

Supplies :
Brushes : Escoda Último 1″ flat, Escoda Último 1/2″ oval.
Paper : Arches hot pressed 640g/m2
Colors : Indigo (Isaro), Yellow ochre (Daniel Smith), Rose madder lake (Sennelier), Transparent red oxide (Daniel Smith), Lavander (Daniel Smith).

And here you have the finished painting (click to enlarge) :

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