Looking back at a Buck Silhouette

A few years ago I painted a buck silhouette. I love this simple painting and thought it would be fun to share it again.

Happy Sunday, friends! 💜

Buck silhouette watercolor

I sketched the buck first and then dropped in different colors filling in most of the space. I allowed the colors to mix and mingle and didn’t fuss with it. I tapped on my brush to  created a little fun spatter.

While the painting was still damp (not too wet/ not too dry), I sprinkled on some salt. As I recall, I used kosher salt which is flaky and creates these nice large blooms.

After it completely dried, I brushed off the salt to find a beautiful pattern.

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  🌸

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Holiday lights watercolor

I’ve been busy getting ready for the holidays. Yesterday we started decorating and hanging lights at my house. I love all of the beautiful lights everywhere this time of year.

Happy Sunday, friends!  ❤️

 

Holiday lights watercolor and ink

Last week I painted some holiday lights. After the watercolor dried, I used a pen for some outlining and a little detail.

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  🌸

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Holiday botanical painting

I have a little holiday watercolor and ink sketch to share today.

Happy Thursday, friends! 💚

 

holiday watercolor background

I started out playing with a simple watercolor border of branches, twigs, and berries.

Then I decided it would be fun to add a little ink sketching on top.

 

holiday watercolor and ink

I outlined some leaves in ink and added a few more twigs and bits to fill things in.

The ink seems to pull it all together. I always enjoy the final sketching phase and try to play and have fun. I just have to be mindful of when to stop. That’s always the hardest part.  😁

 

Holiday Botanical Watercolor Card

Just one last thing, adding a holiday message… Ok, much better now. 🎄

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  🌸

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Doodle sketching fun this week

I took a break from my usual sketching to try something a little different… And oh what fun I had!

Happy Sunday, friends!  💚

 

ink sketching practice - faces and hats

I started out trying to sketch some simple faces. Then I thought it would be fun to add a hat. After that I just had to try a pretty dress….

 

sweet girl wearing a fancy doodle dress

A sweet girl wearing a fancy party dress this time.

 

sweet girl wearing hat sketch

This time I added a fun hat and left her hair down. Just a sweet doodle sketch that makes me happy.

Even though #Inktober2019 has come to end I plan on continuing to sketch in my free time. Sketching has been a little difficult for me lately as I have been dealing with some back pain but hopefully that will clear up soon.

Until next time, share a smile and shine on!

🌸  Patty Anne  🌸

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Looking back at artwork from last year

I was looking back through my work and found a few pieces from last year that I wanted to share with you today.

Happy Thursday, friends! 💚

 

leaf doodle sketch

As the leaves are falling all around, I thought it was a good time to share this little leaf doodle. I’m not sure why I didn’t post this one last year. 😉

watercolor pinecones

Pinecone trio… A little fun playing with color in this one.

I think some unexpected colors can make things more interesting. 💙

 

falling leaves watercolor

Another fall painting from last year. I love the green gold color in these watercolor leaves.

It’s always fun to look back at earlier work. I’m sure today I would make different creative decisions but I still really like theses pieces. I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of what you love.

Until next time, share a smile and stay excellent!

🌸 Patty Anne  🌸

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Inktober sketching this week

A quick post today with a few more #Inktober sketches to share.

Hope you are having a wonderful day, friends! 💚

 

little mushroom ink sketch

A sweet little mushroom sketch.  I can imagine a little tea party happening here. ☕️🐭

 

Tufted titmouse ink sketch

I always love sketching birds. For this little cutie,  I tried to limit the lines and make them more deliberate. On the piece of wood, though, I used more lines. I like that contrast in this sketch.

 

christmas ornament ink sketch

A little ornament sketch. I really like how clean and simple this is. Something about it just makes me smile. I think I will use it for one of my Christmas cards this year. 🎄

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

Until next time, share a smile and stay excellent!

🌸  Patty Anne 🌸

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One idea leads to another painting

I have a few wreaths to share with you today. One of those times where one idea leads to another. You never know where it will take you.  😊

Happy Sunday, friends! 💚

 

simple wreath - tombow markers

I was playing with my Tombow watercolor markers and created a little welcome wreath. Just a simple wreath using my Neon markers set.

This little wreath inspired me to try a similar style in watercolor.

 

welcome wreath - watercolor under painting

A few layers of watercolor and it just didn’t end up the way I hoped it would.

I decided instead of throwing in the towel on this one to add a little ink with my sepia micron pens and see if that would help.

 

welcome wreath - watercolor and ink

Ink doesn’t always fix everything but it did make me a little happier in the end.

I’m glad I used sepia with this one since it is warm and didn’t overpower the piece.

My advice is to allow yourself to play and have fun. Many times that is where creative ideas surface.  I hope you find time to play and create art.

Until next time, share a smile and stay excellent!

🌸  Patty Anne  🌸

I’m on instagram at pattyanneart

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More Sketching for Inktober

I have more #inktober sketching to share with you today.

Happy Thursday, friends! 💚

 

ink sketch leaf patterns

A simple pattern of leaves. I went back to an old favorite for this sketch.

 

little squirrel ink sketch

I’ve been wanting to sketch some animals this month and decided to try a squirrel. This fella ended up with a larger body than planned but I think he’s pretty cute.

 

 

rainy day ink sketch

A little rainy day sketch, something a bit different for me. The umbrella needs more work but all in all I can feel the rain.  ☔️😊

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  🌸

find me on Instagram @pattyanneart

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Sunflowers and Inktober

I have sunflowers and ink sketches to share with you today.

Happy Sunday, friends! 💚🌻💚

Sunflower bloom photograph

A joyful flower…I just love that sunny smile.

 

sunflower watercolor painting

A little watercolor practice this week. I’ve been sketching a lot for #Inktober but did find some time to splash around some paint.

I painted my sunflowers in multiple layers building up the color and detail. It always feels good to practice and play.

 

Wildflowers in ink

Some simple wildflowers sketched for #Inktober2019.

I started in the middle and worked my way out adding flowers and leaves. The vase was added at the very end. I really like how my wildflower bouquet turned out.

 

ink floral frame

A fun little botanical border in my small sketchbook. I always love drawing leaves and flowers and playing with different designs.

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

Until next time, share a smile and stay excellent!

🌸  Patty Anne  🌸

 

find me on Instagram @pattyanneart

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Inktober sketching fun

A quick post today sharing a few recent ink sketches.

Happy Thursday, friends! 💚

Seasons of Change ink sketch

I used Sepia micron pens in this one. Just sketching different types of trees and adding some imaginary fun. This sketch makes me think of changing seasons.

 

Underwater fun ink sketch

Trying something different with an underwater scene. It was a lot of fun, I think I will try a few more of these.

 

Simple Flower Doodle ink sketch

I couldn’t get away from flowers for long. 😉  This was a very quick doodle sketch. I might try another one in a larger size later and take my time with it. I ended up some messy lines in this one but I love it anyway.

I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of what you love.  I will be taking a little blogging break and will be back in a week or so.

Until next time, share a smile and stay excellent!

🌸   Patty Anne   🌸

 

I’m on Instagram @pattyanneart

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