EDM #24: Draw a piece of fruit

This is my second painting of the day. My first is now in the dustbin — a failed experiment in painting with raspberry juice which I’ve discovered does not get darker as you layer it but just stays sticky and anemic.
Instead I tried using gouache more like oil or acrylic paint, mixing it thick and creamy and building up opaque layers from dark to light. I love the intensity of the color but the process is still a series of challenges — which is after all the point of this series of challenges. A lesson a day.


  1. Gina

    I love these colors together – and the blue watercolor is a wonderful contrast to the more opaque orange and “raspberry”

  2. Richard Sheppard

    I’ve never tried using raspberry juice as paint before but I have used blackberry juice and it works great. But your second attempt using gouache worked brilliantly and I love your hand written type!

  3. Lynn

    That’s one huge raspberry and brilliant colors to wake me up this morning! Fun experimenting too! Did it attract ants?

  4. Leigh

    I have painted with cherry juice. Not juice from a jar but juice from actual cherries I was eating. I liked the effect. Love the raspberry.

  5. Jessica Falcon

    I truly enjoy your work and sense of humor! During blackberry season try using the inky juice of a blackberry…

  6. Sheryl

    Back in art school I used mulberries for a series of paintings. It looks great for a while until it oxidizes and turns brown.

  7. Seth

    I love the fact that you are still experimenting — and have a sense you always will. This looks good enough to eat!

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