Strawberry on a Spoon

12"x16" Watercolor Painting on 300lb Arches Paper

This is a watercolor painting of a single juicy strawberry on a Chinese soup spoon.

The black, white contrast between the white handle and its shadow on the table, struck me as interesting.

Did you notice the red reflection inside the white spoon?

The strawberry is many, many layers of very thin paint. The contrasting black background was created using 2 layers of paint as thick as whipped cream, on the white paper.