Thursday, July 5, 2012

Trying Something New

On a whim I bought some paints, cheap foam brushes and a clay flower pot with the intention of painting a sunflower on it. Now, I've never been an artist, and probably never will be. I'm not sure why I thought I could do this. I figured I could always spray paint the pot if the sunflower didn't work out.

So with being off work yesterday for July 4th and having the house to myself for the morning I got out my stuff and found a "How to paint a sunflower tutorial" HERE. I love this website lots!

I didn't really buy the right colors and definitely not the right brushes, but I carried on. I only bought yellow, green and brown paint colors and the green and yellow I chose are a little weird. If I had found the tutorial before going to the store I would have made better choices!

I started out by drawing the center circle of the sunflower with a pencil.

I painted it with the brown paint and made the petals with the pencil.

With a black sharpie I outlined the brown circle and then started painting the flower petals. It was hard at first but once I got the hang of it, it went pretty well.

Then I added the stem and leaves and did a little highlighting. Again with just my three colors.

My opinion: I can tell its a sunflower and so I'm happy with it.

I'd like to try again and this time I'll buy the right colors and some better brushes.

Did you know the clay saucers cost almost as much as the pot? I found this "apple green" plate for a dollar which even matches the weird green paint I used for the leaves and stem!

Can you believe I did a craft that did not include the sewing machine?!!!


Terri said...

Love, love, love it! I think you did very well given the colors and no experience. Good job!

Impera_Magna said...

Excellent! Your sunflower flower pot turned out great!!!

Pen Pen said...

Very very pretty! I was on a sunflower craze one year and painted sunflowers on everything....baskets, gourds, and even our white pump house at the back of our house. It was fun!

Granny said...

That turned out really cute. I spray pots that I paint with clear spray paint from Walmart and it brightens the colors.

Auntie M said...

Just shows how really crafty you are, girl!!!! I think it is a right good looking sunflower, and
the colors are just fine.

Anonymous said...

Hi Debbie,
Very pretty. You are talented at everything you do. We got our car fixed and things are settling down. I wrote a couple post this week.

ancient one said...

Turned out great!! You are very talented!!

Susan said...

Very good, especially since you've never painted and didn't have all the right supplies! It looks great!

Colleen Jorgensen said...

Hi Debbie! I absolutely LOVE your sunflower! I'm thrilled if my tutorial helped in any way too. (btw, I'm sharing your post this Monday ;)

Have a fabulous weekend. Happy painting!

Rhonda said...

very pretty- I like to paint but I am really bad at it. maybe I should follow a tutorial like you did.

Debby said...

Sweet and simple, perfect!!

Comeca Jones said...

If I could be half as creative! Great project!

The Chic Country Cowgirl said...

This is so cute!!! I grew up in Kansas, so I love my sunflowers =)

Gina said...

You make me want to find a pot and get out my paints! Great job!

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