Day 9 Mango I in Watercolor

Daily Kreatif Painting Series

Welcome to Day 9 of the Daily Kreatif Painting Series: Watercolor Fun!

Do you like mangoes? To be frank, this is the first time I’ve ever painted a mango. I loved the color of this mango and wanted to document it in a painting so I could show you that there are a variety of mangoes around the world that you can find in other parts of the world.

Here in the US, I can find different types of mangos in the local market. They come from different parts of the world, mostly from South America. The ones that catch my eye the most are the orange-red skinned mangoes like the one that I’m painting in this video.

So, I chose to paint this mango from this angle, to show you its pretty side.

Growing up in Malaysia, the only mangoes I saw were the green ones. Well, if you grow up in Asia, you pretty much just see greenery around you because you live in a tropical climate.

When I was growing up, my late father planted a lot of mango trees. That was his favorite past time, gardening. I remember there were 3 mango trees in the backyard. Those mango trees produced a lot of mangos, year after year. I grew up eating tons of organic mangos.

Okay, so at this point, I started to put the red paints and worked my way up, to cover the area of the mangos that has the red-orange color.

If you’ve ever wondered about the taste of these types of mangos when they are ripe, well they are really sweet. But, if you choose to eat them before they are ripe, they are not that sour, unlike Asian mangos. I grew up eating a lot of mangos raw and in salads. If you like them sour, then make sure you buy the ones that are not ripe.

I tried to reproduce the same color I saw on the mango; the greenish, yellowish, and orangey colors. Also, there’s a little touch of pink in the center where the highlight is.

I added darker paints on the bottom and a bit of texture and spots on the top.

We’re almost done here; for the finishing touch, I created a shadow under the mango so it doesn’t look like it’s floating in the painting.

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