Blueberries and Cherries

I love summer when the berries and cherries are ripe for picking!

We had such a wet Spring that I had the best crop of blueberries in my yard!  Of course I had to paint them with my new set of Rembrandt watercolor paints! 🙂

I made a light pencil sketch first and then painted wet into wet.  I added sketchy details with a micron black pen after the watercolor had dried.  It is more abstract than realistic but I like it.

Pie cherries were ripe at the lake last weekend in the neighbor’s yard – these are sour cherries – not good for eating off the tree but delish for pies, that is if the Robins don’t eat them first!

I picked a few to paint in my art journal:

I love those bright reds, don’t you?!

It was super fun to experiment in different painting styles.

Do you have a favorite summer fruit?  I hope you share it with me!

Happy Summer!  Cheers! 🙂

16 responses to “Blueberries and Cherries

  1. Berries and cherries to pick and paint! that’s a treat.
    I do love cherries. But all fruit has its appeal–that’s my sweet tooth. (K)

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  2. Oh, I like them both, but your cherries are my favorite.

    Summer fruit favs of mine; Cantaloupe, cherries, peaches, apricots, wild blackberries, and watermelon.

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    • Thank you Deborah 😍 I like all the fruit you listed! I tend to buy too much fruit when we go to the lake as it all looks so good! 😮 Yet, I can always make a smoothie! 🍉🍒

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  3. Absolutely delightful and delicious looking paintings and subjects! One of the joys of summer, great fruity subjects that become great snacks after painting lol 😜 thank you for sharing the fun.

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  4. Especially love the cherries!!

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    • Thank you Jodi 😄 It was fun to try a looser painting with the blueberries. I think I need to go back and add some details with color pencils. I like how the cherries turned out too. 🍒

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  5. Yes, I do love those bright reds and thought they were chemically produced, such as with maraschino cherries. Glad to see they are real, indeed! 🍒

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  6. Two fresh and inspiring pieces! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Your realistic rendering of the cherries is gorgeous !!

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