Paint a Fruit Still Life

How to Paint a Fruit Still Life?

Fruit still life is a great way to get started with oil painting. The fruits are nice and juicy, but they don’t need to be perfect.

Choose your oil paints and brushes according to the size of the fruits you have selected. You can use oils or acrylics depending on your preference. Mix the colors to create an even mixture and apply it to your canvas with a brush.

The next step is to paint around the fruit in order to create shadows, highlights and other effects. Use different brushes for different effects such as strokes, dots or stokes. Make sure that all parts of the fruit are covered by paint so they are visible and not hidden behind other objects in your painting.

After some time spent working on this project, add more details by adding more fruit in different places on your canvas for example on the left side or top of the painting or even on the right side if you want to make it look like there’s a bunch of bananas hanging from a tree somewhere near your fruits!

These tips will help you paint a still life with fruit that looks realistic or simply go to

Paint from left to right

Paint from left to right to Paint a Fruit Still Life, a painting by Vincent van Gogh.

To paint this still life, you’ll need to start with a blank canvas and paint in the same direction: left to right. Then you’ll use different colors and brushes to add texture, shape, and form to your painting.

The objective is not to paint every single fruit on the plate but rather to add interest through color and pattern. Start by painting the background first. Then add one or two fruit on the plate. Add more fruits if necessary (but don’t overdo it!). Use layers of paint for each fruit so that when you’re done, it will look like a real fruit still life rather than a bunch of random shapes without any structure or order!

After you’ve finished painting this piece, step back and admire your work! You should be happy with how simple but also how beautiful it looks now that all of those details are added in!

Examine the Light on Your Subject

The still life is a classic image, but it’s also one of the most difficult to paint. The reason for this is that it requires you to use your eyes, which are much more important than your hands.

With a still life, you need to look at your subject and see what’s there; you have to pick out elements from the scene and use them in the composition. You can’t just paint a bunch of fruit on a table and expect it to look interesting—you’ll have to arrange them so they tell a story.

You’ll also want to make sure your lighting is effective, so that it draws attention away from all the other elements in the scene and toward what you’re looking at. If you don’t think about how light affects your subject, it might not work out too well!

Laying in the Initial Washes of Color

Once you have your still life, you’re ready to begin painting. The first thing to do is lay in the initial washes of color.

You can buy these at any art supply store, or even from the grocery store. You can also make them yourself by mixing paint and water together. I prefer to browse and using oil paints because they are more opaque and last longer than acrylics or watercolors.

The paint I used was Acrylics by Sherwin-Williams, which is a brand of paint that I use for most of my paintings. It’s a mid-range quality, so if you want something that’s more expensive or lower quality, that would be fine too.

Once you have your washes laid down, it’s time to add some detail with your brush. This is where you will add in any details that need to be added like flowers or fruits.

Use Lost and Found Edges to Blend Colors Together

Lost and found edges are the most common way to blend colors together to paint a fruit still life. They’re also what I use in my paintings to create depth and dimension, as well as to help the painting seem more realistic.

The first step is to choose your colors. You can either use brushes or pencils for this technique; it doesn’t matter which you use as long as you have some different colors on hand. The important thing is that the colors should be bright, bold and vibrant.

For example, if you want your fruit still life to look brighter than it currently does, and then chooses a more pastel color such as pink or yellow instead of something darker like blue or green. If you want your fruit still life to look duller than it currently does, then choose a dark color like charcoal gray or black instead of a light color like white or gray-blue.