Easy Sunflower painting in sketchbook – Step by step acrylic painting tutorial

Are you ready to embark on an artistic journey that will ignite your creativity and bring the charm of sunflowers to life on the pages of your sketchbook? 

In this step by step tutorial, we are going to learn easy sunflower painting in sketchbook.

Imagine a sunflower, radiant and vibrant, its petals a burst of color, its essence distilled into an abstract symphony of shapes and hues, all elegantly captured within the intimate confines of your sketchbook. 

With acrylic paints as your chosen medium, you hold in your hands the power to transform a blank canvas into a mesmerizing masterpiece, a creation that embodies not only the beauty of nature but also the very essence of your artistic soul.

Let’s dive into the world of colors, textures, and artistic expression as I guide you through each step of this captivating tutorial.

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Gather your art supplies

Acrylic Colors:  

  1. Lemon Yellow
  2. Cadmium Yellow
  3. Orange
  4. Crimson Red 
  5. Light Olive Green 
  6. Hookers Green Deep
  7. Burnt Umber
  8. Black 
  9. White 


  • I painted in my A5 square sketchbook from menorah

Acrylic Brushes:

  • I used a size 4 filbert brush which is perfect for this canvas size. If you are painting bigger, then switch to a size that is proportionate with your painting surface.
  • Size 3 round brush (round brush set)
PS. If you need some advice on acrylic painting supplies, check out this article: 3 Basic Acrylic Painting Supplies – The Minimalist List.

Get my exact supply list for acrylic paintings, with helpful color mixing tips that you can start implementing right away!

painting steps:

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Congratulations! You’ve just embarked on a journey of artistic expression, abstractly capturing the essence of a sunflower in your sketchbook. 

Remember, every brushstroke is a reflection of your unique artistic soul, a testament to your creativity and vision. Your abstract sunflower isn’t just a painting; it’s a story waiting to be told.

Now, dear reader, I invite you to reflect. 

What emotions does your abstract sunflower evoke? How does it make you feel? We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below. Share your insights, your artistic journey, and let’s celebrate the beauty of abstract art together.


Watch my process here:

Thank you!

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2 thoughts on “Easy Sunflower painting in sketchbook – Step by step acrylic painting tutorial”

  1. You are artwork is so wonderful. I want to try them all. Are the videos included in the classes sped up? I find it very difficult to follow along step by step. I have slowed them down but it is jerky.

    Thank you

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