There’s just something about sunflowers. They’re bright and cheery and . . . easy to paint! If you’re saying, “sure, sure, Colleen”, bear with me while I show you How to Paint Sunflowers with watercolors! Written instructions are below along with a video at the bottom.
140 lb. cold pressed watercolor paper
Size 9 & 6 round brushes
Deep Yellow watercolor paint
Yellow Ochre paint
Burnt Umber paint
How to Paint Sunflowers with Watercolors
Step 1 – Download and print sunflower pattern above. It’s probably larger than you’ll want, just so you know.
Step 8 – Take your #6 brush (or smaller) and yellow ochre and paint small lines between petals, as if shaded. If your lines are too thick, clean your brush and go along one of the edges to thin the line out. You can also add some defining lines on the larger petals if you want.
I realize that this sunflower doesn’t look to watercolor-ey but I’m learning more and more about watercolors and a lot of watercolorists do, in fact, do realistic paintings.
Here’s the video for you:
If you’d like some Sunflower tutorials with acrylic paint, I have a couple of those too.
And if you’d like more Sunflower patterns, you can find them in my shop.
I hope you have fun with this tutorial. Let me know how you do! I’d love to hear. Also, what do you like to see paired with sunflowers? Pumpkins, maybe? Apples? Do you use them in your Fall decor?
I know, I know. So many questions.
Love you guys,