Are you interested in learning to paint? Do you just want to pick up a new hobby, but fear it may be a little too difficult for you? Don’t be! Painting is one of the art forms that even the most inexperienced novice can do and create something beautiful. Now before we get started I won’t say my posts and videos will make you a famous painter or anything, but if they do GREAT! I am, however, going to help you understand that painting is not as difficult as scary as some of the pros may make it seem.
Some people think art, of all forms, is extremely difficult. But it doesn’t have to be. I’ve been painting for some time now and have recently started sharing videos of how to paint different things.
Recently, I posted a live video feed sharing how easy it is to paint a sunflower. I know what you may be thinking, that’s easy for her to say, she’s been painting for a while now. But even beginners can paint many things. While we can’t all be Picasso’s, we all can make beautiful art work through painting.
Why a sunflower?
Why a sunflower?
It’s a simple and beautiful flower, great for beginners to give a try. It’s something that can be painted and hung in many different rooms, and can serve many different purposes. It’s a great starting point and you don’t need that many colors to get started. Six. Six colors is all this painting takes. That’s easily doable for most people. Not a lot of brush switching either. I used 3 brushes total, and one of them you could actually do without.
Don’t be afraid that you won’t be able to make the perfect sunflower. The great thing about painting is that it doesn’t have to be perfect at all! And if it doesn’t come out right, that’s OK too. Not only are there plenty of ways to change a painting up, but it can be a fairly cheap hobby so you could always give it a try again!
What colors do I need?
- Gold (You could also use a true sunflower color if you like.)
- Light Avocado
- Olive Green (These are the two greens I used, but you basically just need a light and dark green color)
- Burnt Orange
That’s it! You of course can get as creative as you’d like with your colors, after all it would be your painting. But these are the basics. If you need supplies, I have all of my favorites in my Amazon shop. You can find my favorite products here.
What brushes do I need?
All I used was a 5/8 angled brush. An older brush that had the bristles pretty well separated, and if you’re feeling fancy, a very thin brush.
With the new videos I’m making, it makes it easy to follow along and create your own portrait. You can see exactly what I am doing, as well as how I am doing it. For me, videos always tend to show the techniques better than words ever could.
Get those brushes and colors ready! Check out the video & paint with me.