Sunflowers Oil Painting – Home Decoration

Sunflower Oil Painting – Home Decoration


Inspired by this summer blooms… I painted Sunflowers in a vase with oil paint. My husband bought me some sunflower seeds because I love flowers and he likes sunflowers. But until now, I haven’t grown any of the seeds, I just don’t have enough space for the spot to grow a one big sunflower plant. So, as usual, if I could not have it, I will paint it 😀

I started it with a sketch of pencil on 30 cm x 30 cm canvas to have an order of the composition. Well, this is my second attempt of painting using oil paint. The first oil painting I made was the Hydrangea Oil Painting. This time I have more confident than the first time.


I started to paint the background, then the sunflowers. After that I painted the vase and the leaves which I continued in the next day. I wanted this sunflowers painting to be bright and cheerful, so I chose the background with the light blue color which faded into white then darker mixed colors. And the vase is also yellow, but darker.



It was quite tricky when I came to the part of painting the sunflower’s petals. I have to show how the petals in individuals, the shape of the petals, the twisting petals. How to separate each bloom but still as one arrangement is also a challenge to me.


The oil paint colors I used:

  1. Primary Cadmium Yellow
  2. Ultramarine Blue
  3. Yellow Ochre
  4. Sap Green
  5. Burnt Umber
  6. Cadmium Light Red
  7. Ivory Black
  8. Titanium White


I’m quite happy with my sunflowers oil painting, I can add it to my home decoration collection of paintings and drawings. This is just a great flower for representing summer, as it is has a look of sunshine. And also, this painting is a thought for my fellow blogger who also loves sunflowers, Our Little Red House.


By the way, I entered a lot of challenge for this Sunflowers painting. Somehow, challenges motivates you to create and be creative due to its challenge theme. And the best part is when you got picked for top 3, top 5 , winner, favourite, any category, that will surely give you more motivation to create more and brighten up your day. Plus the badges you earned that you can display it proudly in your page. So, check all of this wonderful challenge sites I’ve entered:


So, that’s it for today, I hope you enjoy my Sunflowers Oil Painting. Or maybe inspired to paint one yourself or even making a great craft out of the inspiration of my painting. It will be a great piece for your home decorations.

See you again!

Be brightly creative!



DIY Blue Hydrangea Oil Painting for Home Decoration – First Attempt

DIY Blue Hydrangea Oil Painting for Home Decoration – First Attempt

When I was a little, my mom used to have blue hydrangea at our backyard. I love this flower, it looks so elegant yet calm. I always want to grow one but I can’t, because sadly, the city I live in is too hot to have a hydrangea to bloom. So I guess that is one of the reason I’ve been longing to paint a Hydrangea. And i also been dying to try oil painting. So, eventually i have a courage and time to try my first attempt  on oil painting of blue Hydrangea that i can proudly used for my home decoration.


Besides roses, hydrangea always look good as a vintage flower, and it’s also one of the most flower to be used by designers to decorate interior. Don’t believe me? Start pay attention to any decor or interior magazines, etc; you will find lots of Hydrangea as an interior decor element.

The gradations of the flowers in one stalk is so beautiful and unique. And it has so many variations in color; such as blue, purple, pink, green, white and etc. It’s presence can elevate the room’s interior into more high-end look.

Well, enough of my praises to Hydrangea, let me show you my blue hydrangea oil painting.


I was starting to paint with dark blue and dark purple, then slowly I paint it with lighter and lighter blue to get the 3 dimensional look. Same with the leaves. But to me, coloring a leaf always the hardest part, you have to get the perfect gradation and mixed of colors to make the leaf alive. But i’m quite pleased with the result, considering this is my first attempt on oil painting.


To achieve this blue Hydrangea painting, I used phthalo blue, cerulean blue, ultramarine blue, titanium white, magenta, sap green, lemon yellow and black. I’m a newbie in oil painting, so i just used colors i have from whatever inside the box of a cheap oil colors.


Finally, I get to try to paint with oil colors and paint a blue hydrangea. This painting will definitely become one of my personal best home decoration. Do you want to try yourself? Pick one of your own favorite flower to paint with, then it can become a spring decoration that you would proud of and a piece to talk about.

Note: Thanks for Paint Party Friday and Try it on Tuesday for letting me joining your wonderful site.

Welcome to creative spring!

See you!