Sunflower Painting

Today I printed off some photos of sunflowers and tried my hand at an oil painting.

The thing I enjoyed most about the painting was turning my brush over and using the handle end of it to sketch into the wet paint. Now and then I also drew a little bit with colored pencils and oil sticks, but using the pointy handle of my brush was the most satisfying.

3 Sunflowers oil painting
3 Sunflowers oil painting

This particular piece is painted on some watercolor paper that I gessoed over a couple of months ago. The dried acrylic had a nice texture to work with.

And of course, the bright yellow of the flowers is hopeful, here at the end of winter.

2 comments on “Sunflower Painting

  1. That is just lovely!

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