Transparent Watercolor Petals

Transparent watercolor petals, delicate and lovely.

Happy Sunday! πŸ™‚

This week I thought it would be fun to share with you a simple technique for painting layers of soft petals in watercolor.

A few key points before we get started:

– the goal is to slowly build up color with each layer of paint

– start with a very light color

-each layer added is a little darker

– let each layer dry before adding the next one (very important!)

– a round brush works well for this (I used size 12)

Each layer of color is mixed to be slightly darker than the previous layer. Adding more water to a color mix will give you a lighter shade which works well for this exercise.

This is what I used…

Pink Color mixing

Daniel Smith watercolors:

Layer 1-Β  Quin Rose + Yellow Ochre
Layer 2 – Quin Rose + Yellow OchreΒ  (slightlyΒ darker than Layer 1)
Layer 3 – Quin Rose + Yellow Ochre + Mayan Orange
Layer 4 – Quin Rose + Yellow Ochre + Mayan Orange (slightly darker than Layer 3)

Transparent Watercolor Petals - Layer 1

First layer is very light and pale.

Transparent Watercolor Petals - Layer 2

Second layer, adding a few different petal shapes with a slightly darker shade of pink. Things don’t look very good at this point, but hang in there it gets better. πŸ™‚

The hardest part is waiting for things to dry completely between layers.

I also added a few tiny green stems to build up later.

Transparent Watercolor Petals - Layer 3

Another layer adding a few more petals with a slightly darker color…

Layer 3 is looking a little better now.

Transparent Watercolor Petals - Layer 4

Then a last 4th layer of darker petals. It gets pretty exciting at this point when the flowers start to take shape.

You could stop now or continue on and develop your painting further. I decided to just leave this one as is.

I hope you enjoyed this little exercise. It is an easy way to develop soft, delicate watercolor flowers. Let me know if this was helpful, I would love to hear from you.

Until next time, share a smile and sprinkle kindness all around.

Happy Painting!

Patty Anne

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Daisy Love

A little Daisy love for you today.

Cheery and bright, the Daisies in my garden just make me happy.

I hope you enjoy them as well.

Happy Thursday! πŸ™‚

Lovely Daisy bloom
Hello sunshine!

This photo was taken with my phone a few years ago, it is one of my favorites.

 

Delicate buds and blooms
Delicate buds and blooms

I love the sea of white buds getting ready to burst open. The delicate little petals reaching for the sun always make me smile. ❀  These lovely Daisy buds were photographed last month.

 

Cozy Garden Daisies photo
Cozy garden Daisies

A little bunch of Daisies tucked in nice and cozy in my garden.

 

Daisy love garden photo
Daisy love

One last bit of Daisy love, lots of happy buds and blooms. πŸ™‚

I hope you are inspired to create art and do something you love.
Until next time, share a smile and sprinkle kindness all around.

Happy Painting!

Patty Anne

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Wisteria watercolor

A soft and loose Wisteria watercolor painting to share today.

Happy Thursday! πŸ™‚

Recently, fellow blogger and talented artist,Β HollyThreeSixFiveΒ shared a beautiful Wisteria that she painted after watching Jay Lee’s Wisteria watercolor tutorial.Β  I’ve enjoyed other Jay Lee tutorials in the past and was excited to follow along with this one.

I love what I was able to create but the best part was that I felt very calm and relaxed while painting. Looking back, the hardest thing for me was getting a nice picture to post using my phone. For some reason I have a difficult time getting a quality photo of anything purple.

Wisteria watercolor painting

Painted using a Princeton round #12 brush on 9 x 12 inch Bee watercolor paper

I hope you enjoy seeing my work and are inspired to create art and do something you love. Thank you for stopping by and following along. ❀

Until next time, share a smile and sprinkle kindness everywhere.

Happy Painting!

Patty Anne

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Magnolia watercolor and ink

A little watercolor and ink sketch of Magnolias today.

Happy Thursday! πŸ™‚

Magnolia ink and watercolor

Magnolia watercolor and ink on mixed media paper

These flowers just make me smile. I hope you feel the same. Thank you for stopping by and following along.

Until next time, stay excellent. ❀

Happy Painting!

Patty Anne

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Quiet Sunday – Hibiscus Sketch

After a very busy work week I have a quiet Sunday post for you today.

Happy Sunday!Β  πŸ™‚

 

Hibiscus ink sketch – 6 x 9 inch mix media paper

Hibiscus Ink Sketch

 

My inspiration photo of a lovely Hibiscus at Leu Gardens in Orlando, Florida.

Red Hibiscus Flower Photograph

Wishing you a week full of fun and time to enjoy doing what you love.

Thank you for stopping by and following along. ❀

Happy Painting!

Patty Anne

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Thursday Daisy – doodle on

A fun Daisy doodle and a big smile your way today. πŸ™‚

Happy Thursday!

Daisy Ink Doodle

I hope you are inspired to create art and do something you love.

Thank you for stopping by and following along. ❀

Until next time, share a smile and throw kindness around like confetti!

Happy Painting (and Doodling)!

Patty Anne

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Quiet Thursday – ink floral

A floral doodle and my inkspiration photo for you today.
This post is rather quiet. The doodle, well… not so much.

Happy Thursday! πŸ™‚

Floral ink doodle

 

While looking for something fun to sketch, this lovely red flower caught my eye. I snapped the photo below with my phone while visiting Leu Gardens this spring. A nice flower to sketch with some interesting shapes.

 

Floral inkspiration

I hope you are inspired to create art and do something you love.

Thank you for stopping by and following along.

Happy Painting! ❀

Patty Anne

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