Paint all tropical fruits in one masterpiece

Inside this watercolor course

Welcome to the Tropical Fruit Series!

Learn how to paint various tropical fruits one by one in a series of short courses while improving your watercolor skills.

We’ve been preparing for this moment for almost a year! After completing 9 courses with different exotic fruits, we are ready for the series’ final challenge – the Masterpiece!


In this course, we will combine ALL fruits we’ve learned to paint during this series and create a unique composition on a larger piece of paper.


More fruits, more work, more time, more fun!


The Tropical Fruit Series is a 10-course series where you learn to paint 9 unique tropical fruits in watercolor step by step. With each course (fruit) you will discover a bit more about watercolor and a specific technique or color palette.


You will paint 9 single fruits: watermelon, papaya, dragon fruit, passion fruit, star fruit, figs, guava, mango, durian. We strongly recommend following the series in chronological order.

While creating simple fruits in postcard size you will grow confident with watercolor and get ready for the final course of the series – the masterpiece! 


This moment has come! We are creating a masterpiece that includes all of the tropical fruits where you can apply the knowledge gained during this series once more. 

You can purchase this one course and have fun painting a star fruit, or get a yearly membership and watch all courses of the Series as they are being released!
This course is pretty long and consists of 33 lessons. So be patient and take your time!

Course level: 

Quality Video & Sound

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Easy To Follow Lessons

Every course has a clear structure: from art tools to a color palette to the first layer. Every stroke is demonstrated from 2 angles and every technique is explained. And if you have questions you can always ask us directly.

Strong Theoretical Basis

No guess-work and intuitive painting. Our lessons are based on theory and academic knowledge which give students the ability to paint with confidence. You will not only know the "how" but also "the why".

Watercolor techniques you will explore


Creating a unique composition: combining various fruits from different references into one piece.


Drawing a pencil sketch on a large piece of paper.


Discussing an extensive color palette for all the fruits of the masterpiece.


Working on each fruit step by step applying ALL techniques we've learned during the Tropical series.


Creating a realistic background to unite all the fruits, and more!

We add new course every month

Lessons in this watercolor course

Sunset over a deck: welcome! - 2 min

Exotic Fruit Series: Masterpiece. Paint all fruits at once! - 3 mins

Your tools to paint a masterpiece - 8 mins

How to compose a masterpiece - 14 mins

Drawing a composition on paper: pencil sketch - 8 mins

Color palette for all the fruits of the masterpiece - 15 mins

First layer of papaya - 7 mins

Starting the second papaya - 6 mins

Watermelon slice: in the right corner - 7 mins

Seeds of papaya fruits - 7 mins

The second watercolor slice: in the right corner - 6 mins

Our first dragon fruit - 5 mins

The second dragon fruit - 6 mins

Seeds of dragon fruits - 4 mins

Starting the first mango - 6 mins

The second mango - 6 mins

The third mango - 5 mins

The first star fruit - 5 mins

Slices of a star fruit - 9 mins

Finishing up the star fruit slices - 6 mins

Painting a yellow star fruit - 9 mins

The third star fruit - 8 mins

Painting a tiny dragon fruit - 4 mins

The main watermelon - 12 mins

Starting the watermelon pieces - 9 mins

The remaining watermelons pieces - 4 mins

Starting working on figs - 8 mins

Adding another fig - 7 mins

Couple of figs in the corner - 4 mins

Starting passion fruits - 7 mins

Adding a new fig and detailing old ones - 6 mins

Adding more passion fruits - 8 mins

Final details and slices - 6 mins

Start working on the backgroud - 16 mins

Finishing up the masterpiece - 20 mins

Optional coaching session - 1h

How do you learn watercolor for beginners?
There are several ways to learn watercolor for beginners. You can take classes at a local art school or community center, watch online tutorials, read books or watch instructional DVDs, or simply practice on your own. It's essential to start with the basics and gradually build up your skills by practicing different techniques and experimenting with different materials.
Is it hard to learn watercolor painting?
Watercolor painting can be challenging, but it is also a very rewarding and enjoyable medium to work with. While it may take some time and practice to develop your skills, it is definitely possible to learn watercolor painting as a beginner.
Can I teach myself watercolor?
Yes, you can definitely teach yourself watercolor. With the wealth of information available online and in books, you can learn the basics of watercolor painting and start practicing on your own. However, taking classes or seeking guidance from more experienced artists can also help develop your skills and get feedback on your work.
Is watercolor good for beginners?
Watercolor is a great medium for beginners, as it is versatile, forgiving, and relatively inexpensive compared to other painting mediums. With watercolor, you can create a range of effects from delicate washes to bold, expressive strokes, and it is easy to transport and use on location.
What type of watercolor is best for beginners?
For beginners, it is recommended to start with student-grade watercolor paints, as they are less expensive and easier to work with. Look for watercolor paints that are labeled as "student grade" or "beginner's set." You'll also need watercolor paper and a few brushes, but you don't need to invest in expensive materials immediately.
What is the golden rule of watercolor?
The "golden rule" of watercolor is to work from light to dark. This means that you should start with light washes of color and gradually build up the intensity and depth of the colors as you go. This allows you to create a sense of depth and dimension in your paintings.
What are the basic watercolor techniques?
Some of the basic watercolor techniques include wet-on-wet, wet-on-dry, dry brush, and lifting. Wet-on-wet involves applying wet paint to wet paper, which creates soft, blended effects. Wet-on-dry involves applying wet paint to dry paper, which creates more defined edges. Dry brush involves using a nearly dry brush to create texture and interest while lifting involves removing paint from the paper using a damp brush or cloth.
Is watercolor harder than acrylic?
Watercolor and acrylic are different mediums, and each has its own unique challenges and advantages. Watercolor can be more challenging in terms of controlling the flow and consistency of the paint, while acrylic can be more forgiving and easier to cover mistakes. Ultimately, it depends on your personal preferences and what you're comfortable working with.
What is the hardest painting style?
The answer to this question is subjective and depends on individual skill level and personal preferences. However, some people might consider hyperrealism or photorealism to be the hardest painting style, as it requires a high level of technical skill, attention to detail, and precision. These styles aim to create paintings that are extremely realistic and resemble photographs, which can be a difficult task to achieve. Other challenging styles might include abstract expressionism or conceptual art, which require a strong conceptual understanding and ability to convey complex ideas through visual art. Ultimately, the difficulty of a painting style will depend on the artist's individual strengths, weaknesses, and artistic goals.

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Meet your teacher, Yana

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Yana is a professional award-winning watercolor artist with more than 10 years of experience.

She’s tried different techniques and approaches to watercolor.

She hosted weekly workshops in Thailand and organized classes and art events in different countries of Asia and Europe.

Her work was group-exhibited in Vietnam and Spain, and original pieces are now in private collections around the world.

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