Be gentle with yourself

Be gentle with yourself, you’re doing the best you can.

I love this quote and need to do just that.

Happy Thursday, friends! ๐Ÿ’—

Teapot ink Doodle

I was looking back at my earlier work and found this little teapot doodle.

I’m not sure why I didn’t share it earlier, it’s pretty cute. ๐Ÿ˜

 

daisy ink doodle

A simple little daisy doodle using a sepia micron pen. I love that warm sepia color.

Just a short post today, it’s been a busy week. I will be taking a little blogging break. I seem to need to catch my breath every few months.

I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of what you love.

Until next time, share a smile and shine on!

๐ŸŒธย  Patty Anneย  ๐ŸŒธ

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Quiet Sunday – Blue landscape

A quiet post today sharing an abstract watercolor landscape. ๐Ÿ’™

Happy Sunday, friends! ๐Ÿ˜Š

 

Blue landscape watercolor

Blue landscape – 11 x 15 inch

I enjoy painting landscapes and hope to work on more of them this year.

I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of what you love.

Until next time, share a smile and shine on!

๐ŸŒธย  Patty Anneย  ๐ŸŒธ

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Little Squares – nature scenes

I worked on a fun little squares project this week.

Happy Thursday, friends! ๐Ÿ’š

I started by painting some watercolor squares.

watercolor squares

Then I added ink sketching using my Sepia Micron pens (01 and 005).

little squares nature - watercolor and ink

I tried to keep the same theme in each of the color diagonals. Some sketches are very simple and others have more detail.

For the two unpainted corners I added ink doodles. I should have started by drawing a frame for them first since I got a little carried away there…  Ahh, another lesson learned.

My favorites are the peach squares with a simple branch and the green squares with little doodle frames. Which squares are your favorite?

I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of what you love.

Until next time, share a smile and stay excellent!

๐ŸŒธ  Patty Anne  ๐ŸŒธ 

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Soft floral watercolor and ink

I had fun playing with another floral watercolor and ink painting this week.

Happy Sunday, friends! ๐Ÿงกsoft floral watercolor under painting

My under painting was the start. I added some floral shapes using soft colors.

No stressing about the perfect shape here, just looking for a nice variety of petals.

 

floral watercolor and ink

Melody of Petals – 11 x 15 inch

My goal was to stay playful and keep the detail light and fun.

Sometimes I used the ink to build up the underlying watercolor shapes. Other times,ย  I ignored the shapes and just sketched flowers and buds wherever I wanted.

I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of what you love.

Until next time, share a smile and shine on!

๐ŸŒธย  Patty Anneย  ๐ŸŒธ

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Thursday – simple sketches

A quiet post with a few simple sketches today.

Hope your day is some kind of wonderful! ๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ’—

 

simple flower - ink sketch

A quick little ink sketch, simple and happy.  ๐ŸŒผ

 

 

queen anne ink sketch

Queen Anne’s Lace that I shared last year (but an improved photo this time).

 

mini ink sketches

Mini floral ink sketches on 3 1/2″ square tiles. It’s kind of fun to see them together.

I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of what you love.

Until next time, share a smile and stay excellent!

๐ŸŒธ  Patty Anne  ๐ŸŒธ

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Collage floral bouquet

I put together a floral collage recently and am very excited to share it with you today.

Happy Sunday, friends! ๐Ÿ’—๐ŸŒบ

 

collage flowers - cut out shapes

After a Skillshare class by Claire Picard,

Art Collage – Create a Beautiful Paper Rose Bouquet,

I couldn’t wait to get started on my project.

I had some pretty pink scrapbook paper that I used to cut out shapes for my roses. I started by playing around with flower shapes to see what I liked. Then I got pretty excited, I can do this!

A light gray scrapbook paper was a nice contract to the pink flowers so I used that for the background.

 

Collage floral planning

The leaf shapes that I cut out:

Dark brown leaves – from a Christmas card
Bigger white leaves – from one of my ink sketches
Small light brown leaves – from a paper lunch bag

Once I had a nice design arranged, I took a picture of it so that I could refer back to it as I worked to glue things in place.

One lesson learned is that I will need a different type of glue next time around. Claire used PVA glue. She painted it on each piece and glued things down with ease.

I used a glue stick and it was quite a challenge. I’m not a fan of sticky fingers. ๐Ÿ˜ So that will part of my process will need to change.

 

Collage floral glued down

I glued down the flowers first and then worked my way out to the leaves.

Next a little ink detail pulled the piece together.

 

Collage floral art

The final touch was using a white pen for additional bouquet filler.

It was so much fun putting this piece together and I love how it turned out. I am excited about the many ways in which I can combine watercolor painting and ink sketching in another creative way.

I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of what you love.

Until next time, share a smile and stay excellent!

๐ŸŒธย  Patty Anneย  ๐ŸŒธ

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Leaves in watercolor and ink

I decided to paint more leaves and ended up creating a nice little pattern.

Happy Thursday, friends!ย  ๐Ÿ’š

 

leaves - watercolor and ink pattern

To start, I painted my leaves in watercolor and let them dry. I don’t have a good photo of them to share though. It’s been rather gray outside and photographing artwork has been a little difficult lately. ๐Ÿ˜Š

A few days later, I outlined my watercolor leaves in ink. There were many places that had room for more leaves so I sketched a few more on each branch with my pen. I think it added a little movement and fun.

Adding ink detail to a painting can be a little scary.ย  I’ve been there and still need to remind myself of these things:

  • I can always start over and repaint if I need to
  • You learn something with every painting
  • Fear holds you back and causes a shaky hand (and shaky lines)
  • If you decide to add ink, do it with confidence and deliberate strokes
  • Don’t worry about the results, they get better over time

I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of what you love.

Until next time, share a smile and shine on!

๐ŸŒธย  ย Patty Anneย  ย ๐ŸŒธ

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