Painting Lychees

Spring fruit by Claire Seaton 2020

Start with very dry, very dark ink to paint the branches at the top and the basic outlines of the leaves.

Whilst you are waiting for these lines to dry, load a large brush with very wet gamboge and tip with indigo.

Fill the outlines of the leaves with this wet combination. Allow to dry slightly and in the meantime mix a very bright red to paint in the lychees.

Go back over the main central veins of the leaves with wet, black ink.

With a split brush paint the hairs on the lychees in a dark red colour.

Finish your painting with calligraphy, your name and date and a seal.


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