Beech Nuts


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Learn to Paint in a Botanical Style – Beech Nut Realistic Illustrations
Beech nuts are encased in a hard woody prickly outer shell.  This gradually develops around the ripening fruit. Usually the shell will enclose one or two beech nuts otherwise known as beechmast.   Did you know that a ‘mast year’ is when a tree produces an exceptional number of fruits?  We had one for beech a couple of years ago and walking under the trees the ground was literally covered in the nuts.  This year hasn’t been such a good year for beech nuts but oak trees seem to have had a mast year with the ground under them completely covered.  Isn’t nature wonderful.

This is an instant PDF download, you could start painting the beech nuts in a matter of minutes.  You don’t even need to wait for the post to arrive!  You will receive a 23-page PDF document.  Set out in the same way as the tutorials I write for magazines.  However, you get lots more large photos of the different stages.

Learn to Paint in a Botanical Style - Beech Nut Realistic Illustrations

You can paint the nuts as solo projects or add them to a wildlife painting of your choice. Alternatively you can paint them along with the other seasonal elements as a complete Beech Tree study. To buy the other tutorials or the complete set of studies click on the links below:

Watercolor painting of a seasonal tree study by Paul Hopkinson in a frame


Spring Leaf

Summer Leaf

Autumn Leaf

Winter Leaf

The Whole Beech Tree Study


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Downloadable lessons enable you to work at your own speed.  Firstly you can dip in and out of the content.  Secondly you can spend time studying the fine details and practise the various techniques as often as you like.

I really like to focus on the watercolour techniques needed to create a realistic painting.  Likewise, I love sharing this style of painting through my tutorials and hope I inspire others to create detailed wildlife portraits too.

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