Colour: choose 3 colours a red, a blue and a yellow. I want the composition to be quite bright so I have chosen: lemon yellow, alizarin and ultramarine blue. But if you wanted a more autumn theme you could choose: ultramarine, lemon and burnt sienna or cobalt, raw sienna and alizarine. It's important to test your colours on scrap paper before starting.

If you don't like the colours - you won't like your painting

grapes1     grapes2

Spray the paper with clean water, don't

soak the paper you want some dry white

parts. Drop on a yellow then blue and

allow to mingle


 Tip the board to allow paint to flow.

Scoop up large puddles with kitchen

paper or a clean brush. Try to leave

some small white areas

 grapes3    grapes4

 Use your finger in a circular motion to

give some grape shapes


 DRY, the paper should be completely

flat. Paint in the background round the

grape shapes and blend the outer

edge. Do small areas. DRY


 Paint the small negative shapes

between the grapes (redrawing the grapes

if necessary with a watercolour crayon)

Leave some small stalks