Watercolor fun – then and now

tree of happy watercolor painting

A little fun today with a watercolor from last year and a few more recent paintings.

Happy Sunday, friends! πŸ’š

tree of happy watercolor painting

Looking back to a tree that I painted last November. πŸ˜€

This happy tree was painted on 7 x 10 inch Arches cold pressed watercolor paper. This paper has a nice texture and can handle a lot of water. It was fun to let the colors mix and mingle on the paper to create some nice shades and soft blending.

Leave some white space in the tree foliage and let the color of the sky peek through here and there.


happy floral bunch watercolor painting

A more recent watercolor floral – simple and delicate

This was painted on 7 x 10 inch Canson mixed media paper.

I considered adding some ink sketching but later decided to just stop here and leave this one as is.


Fuschia watercolor painting

Fuschia – 9 x 12 inch Canson Mixed Media

I’ve gone back and forth about whether to share this painting or not. The flowers could use more work but I decided that the leaves and buds are worth sharing. Their soft colors and lovely shapes just pull me in and are a nice contrast to the bold blooms.

I hope your 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

Patty Anne Art

Author: pattyanneart

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

20 thoughts on “Watercolor fun – then and now”

  1. Thanks so much for sharing all of these wonderful watercolors, Patty Anne, as well as your thoughts and techniques. In writing, my art, there is great skill in knowing when to stop, and I liked hearing about it in your art.

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  2. I love your paintings. This time I’m particularly taken by the tree. It’s so clever how you’ve done that, just with paint and no pen I think? The foliage seems to morph into the clouds. Fantastic stuff and I really love the fuschia too!

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