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Sunflower Painting

How to Paint a Sunflower

Painting Class Taught by Artist Clina Polloni.

Flower-Sunflower

Flower-Sunflower

Learn to paint a sunflower. This is a simple painting for a beginner artist. You will learn the basics of color mixing, blending and texture.

Instructions:

  1. Draw sunflower and leaves and give a wash of Cadmium Yellow Light to the canvas.
  2. Background: Create texture with Cadmium Yellow Light and Sap Green.
  3. Outline sunflower with Carmine or Cadmium Red Medium. Outline leaves with Greenish Umber.
  4. Painting: Do it by blending all the beautiful colors. Center, create texture with Burnt Sienna and Van Dick Brown.
  5. Sign your painting and enjoy it.

Supply: This painting can be done in 2 medias, Oil Paintings or Acrylics:

Acrylics: You can buy them at Michael’s or ACMoore. There are many brands of acrylic paintings that I have tested but the one that I like the most is SOHO, Urban Artistic Acrylic: Excellent paintings, sold at more reasonable price by Jerry’s Arterama. 3060 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh, NC 27609. (919) 876-6610.

Oil Paintings: You can buy them at Michael’s, ACMoore, but again the most affordable ones are at Jerry’s Arterama and their brand is LUKAS.

Flower-Sunflower Under-paint

Flower-Sunflower Under-paint

Canvas: 9″x 12″

Colors:

  1. Titanium White
  2. Cadmium Yellow Light
  3. Cadmium Yellow Medium
  4. Cadmium Orange
  5. Cadmium Red Light
  6. Carmine or Cadmium Red Medium
  7. Sap Green
  8. Greenish Umber or dark green
  9. Burnt Sienna
  10. Van Dick Brown

There are many affordable brushes in the market:
Walmart: FolkArt, Gold Taklon, fine details and shading.
Michael’s: 10pc “Artist’s Loft” white synthetic brushes.
Jerry’s Arterama: Pro Stroke-Power Creative, fine and medium brushes.
1 White Bristle #3.
For Oil paintings, the best media is Refined Linseed Oil with Turpernoi. To clean the brushes Turpernoi. Glass container to mix media.
Easel (a simple table metal easel is fine).
Paper towel.
Plate to mix colors or a paper/plastic Palette. SOHO has a very reasonable paper palette at Jerry’s Arterama.

You can learn and enjoy to do this painting in the painting classes:
https://clinapolloni.com/painting-classes/flowers-painting-classes/

Call Clina: 919-841-3132
Email: clinapolloni@gmail.com
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13 Garner Road, Franklinton NC 27525.
Take a drive to the beautiful country of North Carolina. Only half an hour from downtown Raleigh.

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