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Sunday, September 13, 2015

Printable How To Paint A Picture Of A Sunflower Worksheet

This free printable worksheet is a fun project that many kids like. The sunflower is a popular subject. It will give the young artist a sense of accomplishment and confidence when it is done.

Parents, teachers, and homeschool families will be able to use this in class or as a take-home project.

  • With some printers, you can just highlight it and send it to your printer.
  • Some printers work better if you copy and paste the image into a Word Document then print as you would normally. (If you get a small image just adjust the margins from the page layout in the toolbar, then drag the image to enlarge it.)
  • Some printers work better if you first drag the image to your desktop and print from there.
 Remember to set your printer to color.

If you have problems printing see the "HOW TO PRINT" tab above or try one of the updated links below that should print better.

Printable how to paint a sunflower worksheet
CLICK HERE to go to an image file that may work better with newer printers.

Copy the outline of the picture onto some 140 lb cold press watercolor paper. This is the heavy paper that will not buckle when it gets wet. Tracing through the heavy paper may be hard, I have a light I shine under the paper to trace, but if you can't shine a light through you can try holding it against a window with the light coming through and tracing it.

With a medium-sized brush use watery color and lay down the first layer of color. The background is completed in this step. Use blue behind the flower and a blue lavender behind the bottom where the stem and leaves are. Mixing a little lavender with the blue gives a stronger contrast to the green stem and leaves. After the lavender dries, you may want to lay some more blue on top of it.

The flower is yellow petals and an orange center. The leaves and stem are green.

While it is all still mostly damp but not really wet.
    * Dab a touch of orange at the tips of the petals and at the part where they touch the center.
    * Dab little dots of brown into the center.
    * Mix a darker green by adding a touch (only a touch) of red to some green and put in shadows.

After the work done so far have dried then add the finishing touches. You want to use a small brush for the finish.
Mix a little orange and yellow and using the tip of the brush draw shadows between the petals.
Mix a little brown and orange and add dots for the seeds in the middle.
Mix more dark green and draw the lines in the leaves.

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