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?!!!