Late summer and the sunflowers are at their best – at least for the birds! Finches galore are feasting on the seeds to fatten themselves up for the winter! Let’s celebrate the fall season of riches with a beautiful sunny painting of a ripe sunflower, greenfinch and bumble bee!

You can download the sketch for this painting from here as well as those for all the videos we’ve done over the last year. They are free to download, although we do appreciate your generous offering of a tip, if you feel it’s appropriate.

We also now have a range of mugs which feature my paintings available here for purchase.

Viviva Colorsheets – our own Branded Packs!

We now have made available thanks to a deal with Viviva Colorsheets special packs featuring our brand logo and our message to you. I have really enjoyed painting with these colors, which are intense, clean and don’t fade when they dry so they make it so much easier to judge how your painting is going to turn out. A really liberating feature!

The sets we have available consist of 16 colors, including Crimson, Deep Pink, Vermillion, Dusk Orange, Chrome Yellow, Yellow Ochre, Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna, Light Green, Sap Green, Viridian, Peacock Blue, Persian Blue, Violet, Magenta and Slate Black. I did a quick swatch of the colors so you can see what they look like straight from the sheet. I was using the Viviva sketch book for this swatch.

A pack of Viviva Colorsheets will be priced at $20 plus shipping costs. Your set will come with a free mini print of one of my paintings, or a free bookmark. If you are a member of the channel at “Create” level you also qualify for an additional 10% discount.

Please go to this page to place your order.

Viviva Colorsheet Swatch

Paint a Loose Sunflower, Bird and Bee

The Viviva colorsheets would be ideal to paint a loose sunflower, bird and bee, and would give a very vibrant, stunning effect. You would use Dusk Orange, Chrome Yellow and Yellow Ochre for the petals, Sap Green and Violet for the leaves and the bird.

I can’t wait to use my set to paint the rest of the autumn foliage I’m planning on capturing in these bright and attractive colors.