Painting Loose Poppies

I don’t think I will ever get tired of painting poppies. I hope you don’t get tired of seeing my paintings and creative adventures.

Happy Sunday, friends! ๐Ÿ’šย ๐Ÿ˜€

I watched another Peggy Dean Skillshare class recently and one of the projects was loose abstract poppies. I was very inspired by the class and decided to give her technique a try.ย 

If you are interested in checking out the class you can find it here,ย Autumn watercolors.

 

soft loose poppies watercolor

My first attempt using colors similar to Peggy’s demo painting.

Simple shapes adding a lot of color on the bottom and then softening the top petal edges with clean water. I love how that worked out.

Watercolor Tip:ย  Adding a green stem while the flower is still a little wet creates a nice bloom of color at the base of the flower. When the stem bleeds into the color of the flower it always looks natural and delicate.

 

soft loose poppies - watercolor painting

My next painting with fewer flowers and different colors. ๐ŸŒธ

I think this one is my favorite, but I do love the soft distant pink poppies in the first painting as well. It’s all about practice and having fun.

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 ย ๐ŸŒธ

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Underwater blues abstract painting

I have an abstract watercolor to share with you today. I decided to switch things up a bit and try something different.

Happy Thursday and Happy 4th of July, friends!ย ๐Ÿ˜Š

Underwater blues abstract watercolor

Underwater blues – 12 x 18 inch Canson watercolor paper

I was thinking about underwater plants and the colorful blues of the ocean. It was fun to let go and play. I love the overall feeling of this painting and the gentle movement. ๐Ÿ’™

Watercolor tip:ย  Remember to enjoy the process and play.ย  Let go of expectations and try something new.ย 

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 ย ๐ŸŒธ

I’m on Instagram at pattyanneart

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Thursday doodle and flow

I have a little walk through of a small Zentangle that I’ve been working on.

Happy Thursday, friends!ย ๐Ÿ’œ

I love to doodle and play with different patterns. This time I remembered to take a few progress shots to share with you. So here we go…

Zentangle ink sketch 1

Doodle and flow – part 1

I started from the top filling in a few sections.

 

Zentangle ink sketch step 2

Doodle and flow – part 2

I love vines and leaves so I added them near the top so that they could float down through the piece.

 

Zentangle ink sketch part 3

Doodle and flow – part 3

Darkening the background of a section really pushes the pattern forward.

I tried to mix things up a bit with size and shape. I think a little variety makes the piece more interesting.

 

zentangle doodle ink sketch

Doodle and flow –ย  6 x 6 inch Strathmore Artist Paper

I love how calming this type of project is. I am able to just enjoy creating and leave all worries behind. Watching it all come together is always fun for me. It’s like putting together a puzzle.

I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of what you love. I started doodling and playing with Zentangle about a year ago. It is super fun and very easy to do. All you need is a pen and piece of paper, you probably already have that on hand.

Until next time, share a smile and doodle on! ๐Ÿ˜„

๐ŸŒธย  Patty Anneย ย ๐ŸŒธ

I’m on Instagram at pattyanneart

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A second look and a new view

A few months ago, I set aside a few paintings that I was unhappy with. I recently pulled them out with the idea of using them as part of a new mosaic project.

My first painting was a seascape in a larger format that didn’t really speak to me. After cutting off part of the painting to create some small square tiles, I had a second look that changed my plan.

misty seashore

This misty seashore emerged and my opinion about this piece suddenly changed.

I was amazed that simply resizing would save this painting. ๐Ÿ’™

The second painting of abstract pink tulips, also on the chopping block, was spared as well.ย 

large format - abstract pink tulips

After focusing on the right half of this painting, I was much happier.

 

abstract pink tulips matted

Still not a favorite piece, but I love the greens and background colors.

Many lessons learned here and two paintings saved.๐Ÿ˜Š

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

Until next time, have a great week and shine on!

๐ŸŒธ Patty Anneย ๐ŸŒธ

 

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A little bit of this and that

Today I have a little bit of this and that to share with you.

Happy Sunday, friends! ๐Ÿ’—

sweet little chick sketch

To start off, I have this little cutie from my sketchbook.ย  I have to say, trying to sketch “cute” took more than a few tries.

 

ink doodle pattern practice in circles

A little doodle pattern practice. Starting with a bunch of circles on the page and then filling them in with different patterns.

It’s a great way to try out new doodle patterns to see what you like and what needs more practice.

This was a fun exercise from a doodling class I took on Skillshare a few months ago.

 

Ink sketch - floral

I really like this combination of a sketch with a simple doodle pattern here and there. It’s light and happy.

I used to be caught up in thinking that every sketch had to be realistic and have a lot of detail. I’m finding happiness now without all of that and this sketch is a good reminder.

 

spring bouquet floral watercolor

Lastly, a Spring bouquet. I thought this post could use a splash of color and this painting from last month seemed like the right choice.

I hope you enjoy seeing my work and are inspired to do more of what you love.

Thank you for stopping by and following me on this creative journey.

Until next time, sprinkle kindness all around!ย  ๐Ÿ’š

๐ŸŒธย  Patty Anneย  ๐ŸŒธ

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More practice painting watercolor roses

Another rose painting to share with you today.

Happy Thursday, friends!ย ๐Ÿ˜Š

watercolor painting - roses

12 x 18 inch –ย  Special Roses

A quick watercolor practice using a large round brush to splash around some paint.

I wasn’t sure about this piece after I finished it but I found myself going back to it days later. One of those times where I liked my painting better when looking at it with fresh eyes.

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!

๐ŸŒธย Patty Anneย ๐ŸŒธ

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How to create easy doodle hearts

I worked on some easy doodle hearts this month. Iย hope you enjoy seeing how it all came together. ๐Ÿ’—

Happy Sunday, friends!ย ๐Ÿ˜Š

Supplies used
Canson 7x 10 inch mix media sketchbook
Pencil
Kneaded eraser
Micron Pens (various size tips)
Small wooden hearts for tracing

Steps to create

1.ย  Trace heart shapes on your page in a design that you like.

I used small wooden hearts from the craft store for tracing and I overlapped many of the shapes.

hearts sketch - pencil outline

2.ย  Add random lines to create small sections in each of the hearts.

It’s best if your pencil marks are light so that erasing later will be easy. My dark lines here were difficult to clean up. I don’t think I will make that mistake again…ย  ๐Ÿ˜‰

 

hearts ink doodle sketch in progress

3.ย  In each section, drop in a doodle pattern using a pen.ย There are no rules and no mistakes. You decide what goes where and what size pen you will use.

I have a few books full of zentangle ideas and inspiration. I enjoy selecting which patterns to use and where to place them in my piece. There are lots of resources online where you can find inspiration as well.

 

hearts ink doodle sketch in progress

4. Continue to fill in more sections. Take your time and enjoy the process.

I usually sit on my bed with a big clip board on my lap to rest my sketch book on while I work. I find it very relaxing to have the television on in the background while I doodle.

 

hearts ink doodle sketch in progress

For something this large, I will spend a number of evenings working on different sections. I usually limit my time to an hour or so. It is really fun to see it come to life.

I love that doodle sketching is something I can easily pick up and put down. I can work at whatever pace I choose.

hearts ink doodle sketch

5. Final clean up once all sections are filled in

–ย  gently clean up any pencil marks with an eraser
–ย  fill in small lines or areas that need a little more ink
– add a little shading in a few places using a pencil

I love how each piece is so unique and personal. I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of what you love. It is always good to find some time to play.

Until next time, share a smile and doodle on! ๐Ÿ˜€

Patty Anneย ๐Ÿ’™

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