Dogwood inspired watercolor

Today I have a watercolor inspired by the flowering Dogwood tree in my yard.

Happy Thursday, friends! ๐Ÿ’š

 

Dogwood watercolor under painting

7 x 10 inch watercolor under painting

I started with a painting of pretty petals and leaves. No details needed at this point, that will come later with the ink sketching. The loose watercolor provides a nice base for the ink sketch.

I love that peachy pink, as I’ve said before I have a serious #colorcrush on that combination. ๐Ÿ˜‰

 

Dogwood watercolor and ink painting

A little sketching with a Sepia micron pen provides the needed floral detail.

I like that the fine tip Sepia doesn’t overpower this piece. I also used a white gel pen for just a few highlights here and there.

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

Until next time, share a smile and stay excellent!

๐ŸŒธย Patty Anneย  ๐ŸŒธ

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Basking in the Sun watercolor

I have some happy flowers to share with you today.

Happy Sunday, friends!ย  ๐Ÿ’š

 

Sunny watercolor daisies painting

Basking in the Sun – 9 x 12 inch Arches hot press watercolor paper

A loose watercolor, just letting go and having fun…

I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of what you love. ๐ŸŒผ

Thank you for stopping by and following me on this creative journey.ย Until next time, share a smile and shine on!

๐ŸŒธย  Patty Anneย ย ๐ŸŒธ

I’m on Instagram at pattyanneart

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Lemon Lime watercolor leaves

I have a painting to share that was inspired by a recent trip to Longwood Gardens.

Happy Thursday, friends!ย ๐Ÿ’š

I started off with a bright underpainting of loose leaves.

Lemon lime leaves watercolor underpainting

Watercolor used:ย  Winsor & Newton travel set

The punch of lemon lime in this painting makes me so happy. ๐Ÿ˜€

 

lemon lime leaves inspiration photo

My inspiration photo – Dracaena fragrans, ‘Lemon Lime’

I’ve had quite the obsession with leaves lately and just had to paint these beauties.

 

lemon lime watercolor leaves painting

Lemon Limeย  – 9 x 12 Canson mixed media

I used more paint and less water to keep the colors bold. To finish things off I added a little ink sketching for some fun and definition.

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 stay excellent!

๐ŸŒธย  Patty Anneย ย ๐ŸŒธ

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Making a special birthday card

I have a special project to share with you today.ย 

Happy Sunday, friends!ย ๐Ÿ’š

After I watched this SkillShare class by Theodora Gould,ย Watercolour Cut outs,ย I knew I found the perfect gift.

 

watercolor flowers and leaves

It started with painting some leaves and flowers, loose and simple.

I tried to keep each piece about the same size.

 

watercolor leaves and berries

A few more little paintings. I made sure to add light and dark areas in each.

Then a little more fun, adding ink detail….

 

ink details added to watercolor flowers

Hello little flowers!ย ๐Ÿ˜„

Just some simple outlining as well as a few details here and there.

I love how the ink brings them to life.

ink details added to watercolor leaves and berries

I wasn’t sure how many pieces I would need and which would look best together. I painted two sheets to be sure I had enough to work with.

The next step was to cut each piece out leaving a little white paper around the edges. I took my time making sure to not damage the little pieces.

 

watercolor floral cut outs

I can’t tell you how happy these little pieces made me… ๐Ÿ’œ

 

floral watercolor card arrangement

 

On a fresh piece of 6 x 9 inch watercolor paper, I sketched a little vase and then made a slice in the paper to slide the leaves and flowers into.

Once I was happy with the arrangement, I flipped over the card and taped the pieces down.

I glued a fresh piece of paper to the back to clean things up and cover up the taped area.

 

floral watercolor birthday card

 

To finish things off I added a few little embellishments. This little card made my heart sing, I just love how it turned out and was so excited to hand deliver it. ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒฟ

I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of what you love. Thank you for following along and sharing this creative journey with me.

Until next time, share a smile and shine on my friends!

๐ŸŒธย  Patty Anneย ย ๐ŸŒธ

I’m on Instagram at pattyanneart

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Garden inspiration watercolor

I have some happy flowers to share with you today. I had fun painting and sketching this garden inspired piece, hope you enjoy. ๐Ÿ˜€

Happy Sunday, friends!ย ๐Ÿ’šgarden beauty watercolor under painting

I painted a loose floral on 12 x 18 inch Canson watercolor paper. Using a large round #14 brush helped when painting these big leaves and petals.

Tip: Let the white of the paper show through in some areas of your flowers and leaves, it adds a little sparkle to the piece.

 

garden beauty watercolor and ink sketch

Laying down ink on top makes the painting more lively and fun. The painting underneath acts as a guide and inspiration to the sketching on top. In some areas, I follow the flow of the painting and other times go off script and sketch what I’m feeling.

I hope you are inspired to create art and do what you love. Thank you for sharing this creative journey with me. Until next time, share a smile and shine on!

๐ŸŒธย  Patty Anneย ๐ŸŒธ

I’m on Instagram at pattyanneart

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Thursday sketching and painting

I started with a watercolor underpainting of soft petals and leaves.

Happy Thursday, friends! ๐Ÿ’œ

watercolor floral underpainting

I used a few micron pens to wake everything up.

 

watercolor and ink floral sketch

A little sketching of happy leaves and flowers to finish things off.

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

I have a busy week ahead and will be taking a short blogging break. Until next time, share a smile and shine on!

๐ŸŒธย Patty Anneย ๐ŸŒธ

 

I’m on Instagram at pattyanneart

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Tulips on my mind

I have more tulips to share with you today. I can’t seem to get enough of them lately.

๐ŸŒท๐Ÿ’šย ๐ŸŒท

Happy Mother’s Day, friends! ๐ŸŒท

I was excited when my tulips started coming up this Spring. A short time later though, I found that something had dined on all of the buds. My beautiful daffodils nearby survived so I was thankful for that.ย 

I thought I would have to wait until next year to see the tulips I planted last fallย but luckily,ย  a few survived. Oh happy day!!

Purple tulip in the garden

I snapped this pic last weekend.ย  This little beauty made my day…

What a gorgeous color!ย  That’s a #colorcrush for sure ๐Ÿ˜€

 

Tulips painted with coffee

I played with coffee again and painted a few tulips. After the painting dried, I sketched on top with a sepia micron pen.

 

ink sketch of tulips

Always fun playing with design ideas

 

ink and wash tulip painting

and splashing around some paint.

Adding color on top of an ink sketch as I did with this one, is a challenge for me. I feel this internal struggle with where to start and how much color to add.

 

Tulip bunch watercolor

Tulip bunch – 9 x 12 inch Arches hot press watercolor paper

A loose watercolor painting with a large round brush. Direct paint to paper with no sketching first. I like this simple composition and was happy that I walked away before I had time to overwork it. Knowing when to stop is often the hardest part.

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

Until next time, share a smile and shine on!

๐ŸŒธย Patty Anneย ๐ŸŒธ

 

I’m on Instagram at pattyanneart

Patty Anne Art