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! πŸ’š

Hummingbird watercolor

Hummingbird Joy –Β  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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Tufted Titmouse digital art

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

Happy Thursday, friends!Β  Β πŸ’š

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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Quiet Thursday – sketching

A quiet post for you today with a few pieces from my sketchbook.

Happy Thursday! 😊

waterlily pencil sketch

Waterlily sketch – using a technical pencil

 

queen anne's lace ink sketch

Queen Anne’s Lace ink sketch – using Micron pens

 

cardinal ink sketch

Cardinal ink sketch – using Micron pens

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

Until next time, share a smile and shine on!

Patty Anne πŸ’™

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Birdie Enhanced

I recently posted a few digital sketches that I made using Procreate. Sharon Mann atΒ Make Art…Magic Happens,Β mentioned that she likes to import her artwork into Procreate and enhance it with cool effects. I knew I just had to give that a try.Β  I’m always inspired by Sharon’s beautiful and creative artwork. πŸ’—

Happy Thursday, friends! 😊

I decided that a recent sketch of my birdie in a teacup would be fun to play with.

Birdie in a cup ink sketch

My original ink sketch before importing it into Procreate.

 

birdie sketch with enhancements

and then after a few enhancements…

New tail feathers and a sweet little hair accessory added.

Lots of happy color and a fun background added as well.

Wow, what a difference that makes!

Thank you for the inspiration and encouragement, Sharon!Β  I’m having so much fun learning and playing with Procreate.

I hope you are inspired to create art and do what you love. Thank you for stopping by and following me on this creative journey.Β  UntilΒ next time, share a smile and shine on!

Patty Anne πŸ’™

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Barn owl watercolor

I’ve been working on painting a barn owl and have a few photos to show how it all came together.

Happy Sunday, friends! 😊

I started off with a simple sketch. It is important that the big shapes are positioned correctly and that your proportions look good.Β  No detail is needed at this point, just light lines to serve as a guide.

Barn owl initial sketch

Next I added a few small ink details with a Micron pen. The eyes are very dark so I like to use a pen to outline them to get the shape set before putting down any paint.

 

Barn owl palette

I used Daniel Smith watercolors for my owl. I started out by wetting the paper in sections and dropping in color allowing it to mix and mingle on right on the paper.

 

Barn owl watercolor 1st wash

The first wash of quinacridone gold, yellow ochre, and burnt sienna. It doesn’t look good at this point but it gets better with each wash.

 

Barn owl watercolor 2nd wash

The second wash with more definition. Things are now starting to take shape. I’m not sure why this photo has a rosy glow but hopefully that’s not a distraction.

 

Barn owl watercolor painting

Barn owl – 9 x 12 inch Stillman & Birn beta sketchbook

The final wash added even more detail and deeper color. I love watching the transformation with this type of post. I hope you enjoyed it as well.

For me this post reinforces the importance of three washes and that getting the eyes dark enough makes a big difference.

I hope you are inspired to create art and do what you love. Art is for everyone, keep painting, creating, and having fun!

Until next time, share a smile and have a great week!

Happy Painting!

Patty Anne

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More Inktober sketching

A few more sketches to share for #Inktober. It’s been a lot of fun, hope you enjoy!

Happy Sunday, friends!

Black-eyed Susans ink sketch

Sketching things that make me happy, like these flowers.

When sketching flowers it’s easiest for me to start in the middle and work my way out. I usually place a few light dots on the paper as a guide for the initial placement before putting down any heavy marks.

 

Duck ink sketch

A little duckie, simple and sweet…

For my birds, I usually need a light pencil sketch first in order to get the correct placement and shape of the head and eye.

This little guy makes me happy. πŸ’›

 

Birdie ink sketch

A little bird looking away

I think the light areas are just as important as the dark areas. For this little sketch, I kept the head darker and tried to keep the chest and underside soft and light.

 

Purple flowers ink and watercolor

Watercolor added to this sketch brightened things up. The blending and variation of color in the leaves and stems worked well here. 🌿

I hope you are inspired to create art and do something fun!

Until next time, have a great week!

Happy Painting!

Patty Anne

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A little sunshine

A little bit of sunshine for you today. πŸ™‚

Happy Thursday!

Sunflower photograph

Keep your face always toward the sunshine and the shadows will fall behind you.

~ Walt Whitman

 

Sunflower photograph

This glorious sunflower in my garden just makes my heart sing.

Such a happy flower, sunflowers are always smiling. πŸ™‚

 

wilting sunflower in evening sun photo

Even as the petals begin to wilt they are still lovely.

 

Chipmunk on deck photograph

I caught this little chipmunk resting out back and staring off into the distance. Such a cutie, I just had to share. ❀

 

Chipmunk profile photograph

If Huey Lewis had been outside with me I’m sure this fella wouldn’t have hung around for his photo shoot. πŸ˜‰

I hope you are inspired to create art and do what you love. Thank you for stopping by and following along. Until next time, share a smile and shine on.

Happy Painting!

Patty Anne

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