Watercolor Roses

After recently painting roses with coffee, I just had to get back to watercolor…

Happy Thursday, friends!Β πŸ’—

Roses watercolor painting

6 x 9 inch Watercolor Roses

A little more practice painting roses and keeping things loose. I’ve been using bigger round brushes lately and I think that helps.

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

Until next time, share a smile and shine on!

Happy Valentine’s Day! πŸ’—

🌸 Patty Anne 🌸

 

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Coffee and Roses

I have a few pieces to share with you that I recently painted with coffee. I am a big coffee lover but have never painted with it before.

Happy Sunday, friends! 😊

After watching a painting with coffee SkillShare class by Yasmina Creates,Β I thought it would be fun. I didn’t have any instant coffee as recommended. Instead I used espresso powder for baking that I had on hand, it worked pretty well…Β  β˜•οΈ

For darker shades I mixed more coffee with less water

and lighter shades I mixed more water with less coffee

Cup of coffee painted with coffee

First try… Cup of coffee (painted with coffeeΒ πŸ˜‰)

I like the shape of the cup and nice dark values here but may have added a little too much steam.

A few things I learned:

  • Coffee is not transparent
  • It moves a lot on paper and is a bit hard to control
  • Stronger coffee/darker shades take much longer to dry
  • Darker thicker coffee is shiny after it dries (kind of cool)

 

Coffee painted rose

6 x 9 inch – Simple rose

A nice little practice, just playing and having fun.

 

Coffee painted roses

6 x 9 inch – Coffee roses

It was fun to try something different. Painting with one color forced me to focus on value and shape, that’s a good thing.

I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of what you love. With all of this coffee talk, I’m ready sit back and enjoy a nice hot cup to drink.

Until next time, share a smile and shine on.

Patty Anne πŸ’™

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Thinking of Spring

A little floral painting for you today as I’m thinking of Spring.

Happy Thursday friends! 😊

spring blooms watercolor

I love the combination of pinks and greens together in this painting. πŸ’—

Supplies used
watercolor paper 140 lb.
watercolor brushes, round 12, liner 2, and dagger 1/4″

Watercolors
Daniel Smith:Β  green gold, permanent green, quinacridone magenta, quinacridone rose, and yellow ochre
Winsor & Newton: cerulean blue

Using the wet on wet technique, I painted shapes in clean water first then dropped in wet paint. The dagger brush was used to make some nice leaf shapes. I left white space on many leaves and didn’t fuss with the shapes.

Tips
–Β  Allowing the paint to mix and mingle on the paper creates some nice results.
–Β  Keep a tissue on hand for those times when you drop too much water on your paper.

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 πŸ’š

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Pink floral watercolor & ink

A little more fun with ink and watercolor for you today. This style combines my love of painting with doodle sketching.

Happy Sunday! 😊

pink watercolor underpainting

It starts with a loose watercolor under painting. Big pink flowers and playful leaf shapes.

It doesn’t look like much at this point. The details are saved for the ink work to come.

 

pink party watercolor and ink painting

Pink Party – 12 x 18 inch

For my doodle sketching I used Micron pens .08, .05, and .03 sizes. For a little added sparkle, I used a white gel pen.

I’m always impressed with the difference that a little ink and detail can make. It really wakes up the painting and brings things to life. This one has a lot going on. I love the movement and fun little bits that are scattered everywhere.

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 AnneΒ πŸ’š

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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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Cheerful yellow

I hope these happy yellow flowers brighten your day.

Happy Sunday, friends! 😊

I had a planΒ to paint some yellow flowers this week. I thought a simple sketch would be a good first step.

floral sketch

With the sketch by my side I jumped in and painted the two biggest flowers first. I started by wetting the paper where I planned to position the top section of each flower.

While the paper was damp, I dropped in lots of color in different areas and watched the blossoms come alive. I used a few different shades of yellow and green in this painting and I think that made it more interesting.

 

sunny flowers watercolor painting

I love the loose results with this one and decided to stop at this point. Sometimes it’s good to step back and not push things.

I wasn’t sure about a background and thought it might be fun to see what I could come up with in Procreate.

watercolor flowers -digital background

I imported my painting into Procreate and played around with layers. I dotted the background with the cool spray paint effect. It took a few tries before I found the right size and placement of the spray that I liked.

While writing this post, I noticed that the pretty light blue spray added some movement to the piece.Β  Oh, what a nice bonus!

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.

Until next time, share a smile and shine on!

Patty Anne πŸ’™

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Summer Bliss doodle

A fun watercolor and ink doodle your way today.

Happy Thursday, friends! 😊

floral ink and watercolor

Summer Bliss – 12 x 18 inch watercolor and ink

Another practice with big loose floral shapes and some fun ink doodles on top.

The watercolor base served as the inspiration for my ink sketching. My goal was to vary the size and shape of the ink doodles and to just have fun.

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!

Patty Anne πŸ’œ

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