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To The Roots: A Watercolor Still-Life Of Beets

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Step 8: A Quick And Easy Background

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Touch up the beets if needed, and soften the gradients of the colors. For the background, use the no. 12 rigger brush and an extremely diluted Cerulean Blue, and paint around the beets. Feel free to get a little messy here, scrubbing in between stems and leaves when necessary, and adding contrast to the still-life foreground.

Add a little of the same blue to the leaves as well, and change it up by using Cobalt Green and Violet Light for more variety in the leaves.