Watercolor and ink florals

watercolor and ink flowers

I recently took a watercolor and ink class on SkillShare by Yasmina Creates. The botanical doodling class was so much fun, I couldn’t wait to give it a try.

Happy Sunday, friends! 😊

I started with a loose watercolor underpainting. I painted many different flower and leaf shapes making sure to leave a lot of white space.

watercolor flowers underpainting

Materials used:

Canson watercolor paper 140# (a smooth paper surface)
Daniel Smith watercolors
Micron pens, various sizes

When my painting dried, I doodled flowers and leaves all over it with my micron pens.

watercolor and ink flowers

I like this method of doodling on top of watercolor, it’s so simple and fun!

I feel free to let loose and play.

When it’s the other way around, doodle first then add watercolor, I think I tighten up. I have a harder time painting outside the lines. It feels better when I draw outside the paint. 😁 Maybe with more time and experience that will change.


floral ink and watercolor painting

I really like how this one turned out. The roses make me so happy. πŸŒΈπŸ’—

I hope you enjoy seeing my work and are inspired to create art and do 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 πŸ’™

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An artist in love with watercolor painting and photography. On a journey to share art and happiness.

29 thoughts on “Watercolor and ink florals”

  1. Lovely Patty Anne, I love this method, I think it’s so effective! I am missing my watercolors like crazy, they are at the beach house and I haven’t been there since Thanksgiving…from now on they will be staying with me! Happy Sunday!

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    1. Thank you, Jenna. 😊
      Oh my, that would be really hard for me too. I’m thinking about getting a second set that I can leave at the lake this year. I’ve seen some really nice travel sets online.

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  2. I like this kind of paintings, I did try that once, although it was just a “try” as I drew it when I was at work hiding the paper under the desk so my colleages won’t find out that I was drawing instead of doing some work on Excel Sheet lol but I was glad to try it,it is kind of relaxing 😊
    Yours is much much better!keep sharing your beautiful art🌷

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  3. I do love seeing the work you do Patty Anne and found your discussion quite arresting as the sub-title of my new blog is “colouring outside the lines”. I enjoyed both your creative work and your discussion immensely. I really adore the initial pink and blue study. Its very light and free and airy. Clever use of white space going on there too.. genius! LOVE

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  4. I really like this. I know I did more of the painting first doodling later when I was just getting started. Now I find myself always looking for an official project and not playing so much. Thanks for inspiring me to try some of this again!πŸ™‚

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