I’m Feeling Better & A Sunflower for You!

Hi friends! I am feeling a bit perkier today! I have rested my voice and my sore throat is pretty much over. I think the hot humid weather helped too but the 10 hours of sleep I got last night probably made the biggest impact on my health:) I also think creating art has a big impact on health and well-being, even if you only have a few minutes. Here is a 10 minute painting you can make!


It is painted with oils and  palette knife. Sometimes trying something new without expectation (like a kid does every time they create) is the best way to enjoy the process of art and the tactile feeling of spreading paint on with a knife definitely brings me back to the days of fingerpainting! Watch the video to see how!


All of the supplies can be found in the July Smart Art Box
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Oil pants (LUKAS)
Palette Knives
5″x7″ painting boards

Other handy materials: paper towels, scrap paper to set your panel on, scrap of plastic packaging to use as a palette

Just have fun spreading that paint around! Thanks for all of the home remedies you share for my sore throat, I tried quite a few too! One of them must have worked but I am not sure which LOL! Thanks for caring and sharing and til next time happy crafting!


9 Responses

  1. Yay that you are feeling better. And yup, forgot tha biggest of the big in all those get well remedies…sleep.

    This was good news.


  2. I like your sunflower painting best! Even when you don’t feel good you are perky. Soooo glad you’re better. I am so addicted to your YouTube videos and try never to miss any of them. By the way I painted the geraniums in a bucket, and I ended up painting 5 more for friends! Everyone just loved it! Thank you!


  3. Glad you are feeling a bit better!
    Love this painting! And I love how you can show that creating art takes minutes! 🙂 I try to do something with art materials at least once a day! From your tutorials I’ve fallen in love with watercolor – so accessible and easy to use/clean up after. But I do love #alloftheartstuff 🎨+🖌=😃💜 So I was so glad to see you show that using oils can be a quick and easy 10 minutes, too. (I know clean-up is a bit more, but I have water-soluble oils for easy cleaning.) Thanks, Lindsay, and feel better soon!!


  4. So glad you are feeling better, and Happy Belated Birthday!! Love your videos!!!


  5. It is so good to know that you are feeling better. I didn’t try the sunflower yet, but it is lovely. I will try it tonight with acrylics. I do want to try the water missable oils some day. Thank you again for all your great lessons. You make retirement much more fun.


  6. I always like your demonstrations for the Smart Art Box than the box suggestions.


  7. I am not a painter, but I loved this project and thought it would be fun to try, but did not have any oil paints. I did have a package of gouache tubes that I purchased on impulse as well as a set of cheap plastic palette knives. You always say use what you have, so I gave it a try.

    I just troweled on the paint as if it were oil. Where I put the paint on thinly in the back ground, the paint dried very quickly, so I had to go with layers that were great in some areas less than sucessful in others. The thick layers of gouache in the petals cracked upon drying and the hot press watercolor paper I used is warped, but I love the finished project. I’ll just take a picture of it as it will probably disintegrate, but that’s OK. I was really thrilled with the results.

    I’m so excited to have created something that was completely out of my comfort zone. You realy inspire me.


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