I used acrylics as my painting medium but you can certainly use conventional oils and add Liquin medium if you want to have it dry faster. I've also done this with the Artisan water mixable oils and love it. But I prefer the drying time of the acrylics and that is why I've used them on this project. You decide!
|You can find this tote and other colors here.|
Make sure you use blue painters tape or Frog tape to keep the cloth underneath clean.
I love sunflowers and don't get tired of painting them! So I apply at least one coat of white or buff titanium acrylic to prepare the 8x10 "canvas". After it dries, I'll apply my imprimatura. In this case, I used a mix of cad yellow and white. Again, wait till it dries and sketch your image. It's lightly drawn.
You might see the drawing a bit better here:
|I've outlined the sunflower and started with the darker center first.|
|As usual, I got so carried away with the painting that I forgot to take more pictures! You get the idea. This sunflower is basically done. I will spray varnish it but wanted to photograph it first so I wouldn't get the glare.|
|You can find this one here or one like it .|
Maria Soto Robbins
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