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  • Annie Troe

Behind the Scenes: Sunflowers! & Why Art Licensing

Hi Happy Campers!

A Behind the scenes post of creating a sunflower art collection for licensing. I under painted with a brush (painted a gray scale first layer) for a lot of this collection. The yellows and greens are transparent colors and I didn't want the background showing through. The brush keeps the under painting smooth. When I add color with a palette knife, I get plenty of texture.


Cotton canvas panels from Michaels work great with palette knife painting. I used Liquitex heavy body paint and my trusty and favorite palette knife from Blick Art Materials. I also used a small round bush to get the wispy clouds. Red artist tape to get and easy & straight horizon line. White and black charcoal sticks for transferring my sketch on to the painted background - You can see in the image below (the one with the red tape) I write wishes / good vibes into my work.

Why do I create art for licensing?

I love the art that you find on garden flags, wrapping paper, mugs - you name it! Through creating art for licensing I have the potential of brightening SO MANY PEOPLE'S lives. I like the thought of sending out warm rays of sunshine into the world as art.

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Looking forward to your comments below - So great to connect with you! Spread Joy Today!

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