Back to Basics: Easy Brushstroke Sunflower

Hi friends! Got 1o minutes? Well, then you can learn this fun flower with a triple load paint technique!

If you don’t have a pointed filbert as I used here you can use a dagger, triangle brush or a round will work well too! This is the kind of tutorial that will teach you how your brush moves and flows and improves brush control. Let’s paint!

Supplies (affiliate links used)

If you liked this tutorial you might also enjoy my Watercolor Flower Workshop where you can learn easy ways to paint dozens of flowers and arrange them in beautiful bouquets, wreaths and designs. Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy painting!

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!


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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!


Let’s Paint a sunflower in Watercolor!

Howdy friends! Today I have a very easy watercolor tutorial for you, a sunflower by request:

DCF 1.0

Watch the video to see how it is done:

That was easy huh? I hope you found my tips for drawing a sunflower and painting it in watercolors helpful. If you try it let me know how it turns out! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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