It started with a sketch

It all started with a sketch. I enjoy sitting down with my sketchbook and playing with floral designs.

Happy Sunday friends! 😊

flowers and vines ink sketch

I decided to work on a painting inspired by my floral sketch.

 

pink flowers and vines first wash

My first watercolor wash, a light layer of petals and leaves.

I continued on with a few more layers of color making sure each was dry before starting the next. The key is that each layer of color added gets a little darker.

pink flowers and vines watercolor

Transparent petals and leaves completed.

The flowers are much larger than in the sketch but I like that. 🌸

I had so much fun with the first painting that later in the week I gave it another try.

transparent pink watercolor flowers

This painting has a few more flowers and transparent leaves. I like how the overlapping leaves create movement and interest. Pink and green together is a favorite of mine so I stayed with that combination. This second painting has a playfulness that makes me happy.

It was fun using my sketch as a guide and letting each painting take me where it wanted to go. I hope you enjoyed seeing my work and that my flowers brighten your day.

Until next time, share a smile and have a wonderful week.

Happy Painting! πŸ’š

Patty Anne

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Looking back

Looking through some of my earlier work, I ran across this watercolor and ink painting. A sweet little scene of a family enjoying time at the beach.

Happy Thursday friends! 😊

family time watercolor and ink sketch

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

Until next time, share a smile and shine on.

Happy Painting!

Patty Anne

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Thursday zen – tree doodle

Playing with patterns and shapes, I had fun working on this tree doodle. I took my time and it slowly came together over a few evenings.

Happy Thursday! πŸ’œπŸ˜Š

Using a micron pen, I sketched out a tree and created a bunch of sections to doodle in.

Tree ink doodle - s1

A meditative art with no rules or mistakes. I move forward not worrying about the final result. That feels so good.  ☺️

Next step, filling in more sections and trying out different patterns.

tree ink doodle step 2

I didn’t work from top to bottom or side to side.

I used a few of the same patterns and jumped around in an attempt to spread things out on the tree top.

 

ink tree - zen doodle

I fell in love with a weave pattern and thought it would provide some texture on the trunk. I like that it seems to guide your eye upward into the tree top. πŸ’š

A little shading at the end to finish up.

Lesson learned, using a pencil for the shading is a good idea. Shading with the micron pen was difficult and caused a few areas to get much darker than desired.

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.

Happy Painting!

Patty Anne

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Backyard Tufted Titmouse

The Tufted Titmouse is a regular visitor at my backyard feeder. I love to photograph and paint this little guy. Today I have a few backyard birdies to share with you.

Hope you have a wonderful Sunday! 😊

Tufted Titmouse watercolor and ink

Tufted Titmouse – 9 x 12 inch bee watercolor paper

A quick sketch with a Micron pen and watercolor. I love this simple line and wash style. Splashing paint around at the endΒ adds a little movement and fun. πŸ˜€

Watercolor tips:

  • a few light washes to build up color always works well
  • leave a few white spots here and there to add a little sparkle

 

A few inspiration photos from the backyard feeder.

TuftOnFeederTop

A visit last Spring perched above the feeder

 

Tufted Titmouse Maple tree

and a little rest on a nearby branch… ❀️

 

Titmouse at feeder

A recent visit with Autumn colors in the background.

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

Happy Painting!

Patty Anne

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Cheerful Holiday lights

I thought it would be fun to paint some holiday lights. I hope you enjoy this nice pop of color.

Happy Sunday, friends! 😊

Christmas lights watercolor

I painted these lights after watching a fun tutorial by Jennifer Branch,Β Christmas Card, Retro Lights.

A light sketch first then lots of splashy color. Once completely dried, a few ink lines with a micron pen. Not trying for perfection here, just playful and fun.

Do you remember these old school lights?Β They bring back many sweet memories for me. We used to decorate the pines in our yard each year with these big bright lights when my boys were young. I miss those days but cherish the memories…πŸŽ„β€οΈ

I hope you are inspired to create art and do what you love. 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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Favorite Feather Doodle

A fun feather doodle and a big smile to share with you today!

Happy Thursday! πŸ™‚

feather doodle ink sketch

9 x 12 inch Favorite Feather Doodle

I sketched the outline of a feather and divided off sections for doodling. I’ve been trying some new patterns and having a lot of fun. I worked on this feather a few evenings while relaxing and watching television.Β This doodle makes me happy, I think I will frame this one. ❀

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

Happy Painting!

Patty Anne

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