Painting loquats – in the style of Qi Baishi

Loquats by Claire Seaton 2019

My version of this painting is slightly more restrained than Qi Baishi’s but it will still make you smile!

Start this painting with very wet dark grey leaves and leave them to dry a little while you paint the yellow and orange berries in one stroke leaving a space for the spot of light. Remember the contrast of dense/sparse when painting the clusters of berries.

Paint the veins on the leaves before they dry.

Then paint in the branches to the leaves in dry black ink and the small stalks in the clusters in dark brown.

Finish the painting with four small black dots on each berry.


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