Thursday sketching and painting

I started with a watercolor underpainting of soft petals and leaves.

Happy Thursday, friends! 💜

watercolor floral underpainting

I used a few micron pens to wake everything up.

 

watercolor and ink floral sketch

A little sketching of happy leaves and flowers to finish things off.

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

I have a busy week ahead and will be taking a short blogging break. Until next time, share a smile and shine on!

🌸 Patty Anne 🌸

 

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Tulips on my mind

I have more tulips to share with you today. I can’t seem to get enough of them lately.

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Happy Mother’s Day, friends! 🌷

I was excited when my tulips started coming up this Spring. A short time later though, I found that something had dined on all of the buds. My beautiful daffodils nearby survived so I was thankful for that. 

I thought I would have to wait until next year to see the tulips I planted last fall but luckily,  a few survived. Oh happy day!!

Purple tulip in the garden

I snapped this pic last weekend.  This little beauty made my day…

What a gorgeous color!  That’s a #colorcrush for sure 😀

 

Tulips painted with coffee

I played with coffee again and painted a few tulips. After the painting dried, I sketched on top with a sepia micron pen.

 

ink sketch of tulips

Always fun playing with design ideas

 

ink and wash tulip painting

and splashing around some paint.

Adding color on top of an ink sketch as I did with this one, is a challenge for me. I feel this internal struggle with where to start and how much color to add.

 

Tulip bunch watercolor

Tulip bunch – 9 x 12 inch Arches hot press watercolor paper

A loose watercolor painting with a large round brush. Direct paint to paper with no sketching first. I like this simple composition and was happy that I walked away before I had time to overwork it. Knowing when to stop is often the hardest part.

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

Until next time, share a smile and shine on!

🌸 Patty Anne 🌸

 

I’m on Instagram at pattyanneart

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Humming by on Thursday

A little look back at a painting from last fall. I was inspired by watercolor artist, Jean Haines, and I painted this colorful little hummingbird.

Happy Thursday, friends! 💚

Hummingbird watercolor

Hummingbird Joy –  9 x 12 inch Bee watercolor paper

I hope things are going well and you find yourself humming a happy tune.

Until next time, share a smile and shine on!

🌸  Patty Anne  🌸

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Leaves in the breeze

I have some lively green leaves to share with you today.  🌿

I’m always excited when things start to wake up and come to life in the garden.

Happy Sunday, friends! 💚

 

watercolor under painting of leaves

I started with simple watercolor leaf shapes using a large round brush (#12).

 

leaves in the breeze watercolor and ink

Leaves in the Breeze – 9 x 12 inch Canson Mix Media sketchbook

After the watercolor dried, I added some ink sketching on top. Then a few tiny doodles here and there just because it makes me happy.

I’m always surprised at how much movement is created when overlapping the ink and watercolor shapes.

I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of what you love. Thank you for stopping by and following me on this creative journey.

Until next time, share a smile and shine on!

🌸 Patty Anne 🌸

I’m on Instagram at pattyanneart

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Painting Spring crocuses

I have Spring crocuses to share with you today. I love these cheerful flowers and hope they brighten your day.  😀

Happy Thursday, friends! 💜

Crocus watercolor painting

I was inspired by the mini crocuses blooming in my yard. These tiny yellow and purple flowers brought me much joy when they arrived this Spring.

Using my large round #14 brush, I painted in a very loose wet on wet watercolor style.

 

yellow and purple mini crocuses

iPhone photo inspiration – pretty little crocuses

Although this is not a great photo, I love the bright colors and wanted you to see my painting inspiration.

I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of what you love. Thank you for following along and sharing this journey with me.

Until next time, share a smile and shine on!

🌸  Patty Anne  🌸

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Blooming love – line and wash

I have a little floral happiness to share with you today. It starts with a watercolor painting and ends with ink sketching.

I hope your day is happy and bright!  💚

Blooming love watercolor under painting

I started out with a loose floral underpainting.  This watercolor has been sitting on my desk waiting for the right inspiration.

There are times when I will jump right in and start sketching after the watercolor has dried and then there are times like this…  I needed some time to think and make a few decisions.

Then about a month later I was ready and added the ink sketching below.

Blooming love watercolor and ink painting

12 x 18 inch  – Bloom my love

“I must have flowers, always, and always.”  ~ Claude Monet

This time I decided to add some sketching and a few light doodles. Nothing over the top but enough to enhance and add some detail to the piece. I love how the ink wakes everything up.

This is one of my favorite ways to create art. I may consider creating a collection of these to offer for sale in the near future. I have gifted a few pieces of my art but haven’t tried to sell anything yet. Hopefully I will be ready to give that a go sometime soon.

I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of what you love. Thank you for following along and sharing this journey with me.

Until next time, share a smile and shine on!

🌸  Patty Anne  🌸

I’m on Instagram at pattyanneart

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Tufted Titmouse digital art

I sketched a cute little Tufted Titmouse recently and decided to enhance it in Procreate.

Happy Thursday, friends!   💚

tufted titmouse pencil sketch

This little guy is a frequent visitors at my backyard feeder.

 

Tufted Titmouse enhanced Procreate

I used the Procreate water brush and technical pencil for this digital piece.

The background color was added using the abstract pattern, Opticon. I used various colors and brush sizes to create this cool pattern. I love how dreamy it looks.

Tip: To connect my bird with the background, I allowed the abstract pattern to overlap the bird in a few places.

I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of what you love. Thank you for stopping by and following along.

Until next time, share a smile and shine on!

🌸  Patty Anne  🌸

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