DVD Class

Fantastic Fruit: Texture & Form (DVD + Streaming)


Item: W0180Q


Discover how to bring realistic form and texture to your work while painting a luscious strawberry and a fuzzy peach. Award-winning artist Anna Mason is your guide as you create watercolor pieces that demand a closer look, and reward it.

NOTE: If you’d like to purchase only the DVD for this class, you may do so through this link. (Please note, any class PDF materials are not on the DVD itself. You must have streaming access to download those materials associated with the class.)

Class Sessions

Creating Realistic Subjects (11:21)
Meet Anna Mason and start by learning Anna’s expert approach to creating watercolors with breathtaking realism. Find out how to see shapes of color, what Anna terms as “visual texture,” and discover how it will benefit your work.

Strawberry: Lightest & Darkest Tones (12:32)
Learn how to paint a plump strawberry. Anna shows you how to bring the smooth, shiny texture of this fruit to life. You’ll learn how to complete the initial wash, block in the seeds and paint the darkest areas to establish your painting’s tonal range.

Strawberry: Midtones (11:21)
Continue work on your strawberry by building up midtones and lighter tones. Then, create dimensionality in even the tiniest seeds as you learn how brushstrokes help create form and communicate texture.

Strawberry: Finishing Touches (22:01)
Find out how to adjust lights and darks through a process called “tonal juggling,” for realistic hues in your work.

Peach: Initial Washes, Darks & Midtones (20:00)
Apply your new skills as you paint a peach! Explore the unique texture of this fruit, and watch as Anna lays down the lights, darks and initial midtones.

Peach: Balancing Texture & Form (25:06)
Finally, create that sometimes-tricky fuzzy texture by balancing high contrast, small brush strokes. Then, give your peach a unifying wash and add a few last touches for a realistic effect.

Your Instructor

Anna Mason

Anna Mason is a watercolorist specializing in big, bold, botanical subjects. After making a huge career change to paint full-time 10 years ago, she’s been honored with an RHS Gold Medal for Botanical Art and the Grand Prize by International Artist Magazine. In recent years, Anna has made it her mission to teach her unique watercolor techniques in an easy-to-understand way by contributing to Artists & Illustrator Magazine in the U.K., writing The Modern Flower Painter (Search Press) and teaching on Craftsy.

Bonus Materials

Supplies and Resources


How will I receive my DVD class?
Your DVD will be shipped in the mail using the address you provide at checkout. Your purchase also includes access to a streaming version of the class and downloadable PDF class materials. After your purchase, you can find your streaming class and your PDF class materials by logging into your Craftsy account using the user name and password you established.

How do I access the companion materials for my DVD class?
Come to Craftsy.com and log into your account using the username and password you set up when establishing your Craftsy account or purchasing your DVD. In your “My Account” area, select the “Classes” content. On this page, you’ll see all classes you’ve purchased from Craftsy. Simply select the desired class from your content list, and you’ll be presented with your selected class page. From the class page you can easily view, download or print the companion class materials, which are in the “Bonus Materials” tab on the class page. You can log in any time, and download or print the companion materials as many times as you like. Companion class materials are not shipped in the mail with your DVD, and must be accessed on Craftsy.com.

How do I stream my class on Craftsy.com?
Come to Craftsy.com and log into your account using the username and password you set up when establishing your Craftsy account or purchasing your DVD. In your “My Account” content, select the desired class. Stream the video on-demand from the class page any time you like; your viewing access is unlimited. You can stream your class from any computer, tablet or mobile device with Internet access.

Do I have to purchase a Craftsy Membership to get my class?
No, you do not. Every DVD purchased on Craftsy.com includes both the physical DVD in the mail and unlimited on-demand streaming access at Craftsy.com. These benefits are yours with or without a Craftsy membership.

Are DVDs included in a Craftsy Membership?
No, they are not. DVDs can only be purchased on an individual basis and are not included in Craftsy memberships. For non-members, DVDs are a flexible way to purchase only the classes you love best. For members, DVDs are a great choice to build an at-home library you can keep forever and enjoy any time, with or without Internet access.

Do you ship internationally?
Yes, we do ship most physical products, including DVDs, to several International destinations. In addition to the USA and Canada, we ship to Australia, Brazil, India, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, South Africa, and most Western European countries. If you live outside these countries, you can still purchase digital items including memberships, individual streaming classes, and pattern downloads.

Do your DVDs work on international players?
Yes, our DVDs should be compatible with any DVD player in use today. All our videos have been created with all current Region Codes (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 8). If you have trouble viewing a DVD purchased from Craftsy.com, please contact Customer Service.

What is your return policy?
We want to be sure you’re satisfied. If you have trouble playing your DVD, if the content is not correctly presented on the DVD, or you are dissatisfied with the content of your class, we will work with you. Contact Craftsy customer service via email or phone. Upon your request, and upon your return of the DVD to us, we will refund your purchase price or send you another DVD to replace a damaged or incorrect DVD, whichever is your preference. If you do receive a full refund, your streaming video class will also be removed from your Craftsy account, so on-demand video access will no longer be available to you.