tooty fruity

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Welcome to the tooty fruity classroom!

I love painting fruit!¬† I know it sounds weird…or does it ūüôā¬† ¬†Maybe you don’t think so or you wouldn’t be here wanting to do it to!

It started about 20 years ago, when I used to paint still life’s, except I used acrylic paint back then.¬† I loved it, but the fun of creating these little balls of “sunshine and smiles” with watercolour is incomparable ūüôā

I really do think this is one of the most fun courses I have made.  It felt just so natural to use watercolour in this way.  I hope you will fall in love with it also.

Now we are going to start with our simple “lone mandarin” to get into the feel of it.¬† You can do that lesson as many times as you like.¬† Try a few different reference images, there are a lot on the internet.

We will progressively add more fruit, but always using the same technique, so it really gets embedded in that artistic mind (and heart) of yours.

This page contains all the classroom content and links to the videos for the five lessons (which are right at the bottom of this page!).


If we are not already friends on Facebook, please send me a friend request at Toni Burt

I have a private facebook group for all of my classes “a journey for the soul”.¬† Here you can share your artwork with others taking my classes, and gain feedback and ask questions.

I will add or invite you to the group after you join the class.
(If your login email and facebook email are different please message me as sometimes it is difficult to join the group as it is a secret group.)

Hello!  video

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supplies video

download video here

mounting your artwork video

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Scroll to the bottom of this page where you will find the link to the lesson videos.

supplies list

Please use what you already have in your collection.   The items below are what I have used in this class.

  • Watercolour paper – 5 sheets – I use 300gsm cold press – A4 size (21 x 29.7cm)
  • Assorted ¬†watercolour paints (tubes or pans)
  • Tube white Gouache
  • A couple of large round watercolour brushes
  • Graphite pencil 8b – I prefer either Staedtler Mars Lumograph or Cretacolor with extra soft lead
  • Eraser and sharpener
  • paper towel
  • water and paint palette

To mount and seal artwork

  • Wooden cradle board or panel
  • Gel medium
  • Brayer
  • Clear sealer spray
  • Dolands cold wax
  • Craft kinife


Please work at your own pace.  There is no need to hurry.   You have access to this class indefinitely so relax and enjoy the creative process!

You can watch the video’s within the classroom or click on the download link under each one.
When you are taken to the download page¬†click on¬†the ‚Äúdownload‚ÄĚ button
and choose your quality/size.


Printable PDF containing the finished artworks & supply list

click on the link below the picture to open the pdf

tooty fruity final images and printable supplies list

reference images

(click to enlarge then right click to save to your computer)


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