Painting Black-Eyed Susans in a Basket
This lesson is about painting Black-Eyed Susans in a basket. This is part of a series of lessons for you to fill a beautiful basket painted in acrylics.
This lesson has us working on the Black-Eyed Susans in the basket. Easy flowers you can paint in a few moments. A printable supply list is at the end of this post.
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Supplies for Painting Black Eyed Susans
Plaid Folk Art Paint
Sketch or Transfer Pattern
Sketch in where you want the flowers on your surface. You can barely make out where I drew them in using a watercolor pencil between the blue flowers.
Dilute the color of the Thicket with Glazing medium or Floating medium. Using the #12 flat brush on the chisel edge stroke in some faint stems and greenery.
Tamp in more feathery foliage with a sponge or scruffy brush, dipped in Thicket green and Fresh Foliage. Keep it light and airy.
Tamp back over the green in areas with Wicker or Titanium White. Again, keep it light and airy.
Black Eyed Susan Centers
Using Real Brown or Burnt Umber paint in the dark centers. Use the size brush that you feel comfortable with. Just get the form in, we will come back and work on them more later.
Paint Flower Petals
We will undercoat the petals with Yellow Ocher and a #10 flat brush. Just pull the petal towards the center with a long petal stroke. Start on the chisel edge, press, and lift as you stroke toward the brown center.
Some petals along the side or shorter.
Brighten up the Petals
Using Daffodil Yellow and the #10 flat or brush of choice, paint over the Yellow Ocher.
Don’t try to cover the Yellow Ocher completely. Just create Daffodil Yellow strokes over them.
Go back over the centers with the dark brown color of choice. You may have gotten some yellow into them and now we clean them up.
Using black and the corner of your brush put a dab in the centers creating a divot.
Using the Thicket and Fresh Foliage add a few more leaves. Daisy leaves are heavily serrated.
Next, we will work on our Daisies!
Paint Black Eyed Susans in a Basket
Paint Black Eyed Susans in a basket filled with flowers. A beginner friendly painting tutorial in acrylics.
- Plaid Folk Art Acrylic Paint
- Fresh Foliage
- Yellow Ocher
- Daffodil Yellow
- Wicker White
- Burnt Umber or Real Brown
- Surface of choice
- Donna Dewberry Brush Set with #12 flat, #10 Flat
- Gather supplies
- Follow instructions in blog post or on video.
- Paint and enjoy!
You are welcome to use paint colors you have and to place flowers where you wish. This is your painting!