Leaves in a few different styles

I have been having fun sketching and painting leaves and vines lately.ย  Today I have a few different styles to share with you.

Happy Sunday, friends! ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ’š

This first piece I created using Tombow watercolor markers.

fruit stripe vines with markers and ink

I started sketching the the vines adding more and more neon colors. Then I outlined them with a black pen.

These leaves remind me of Fruit Stripe gum from back in the day. I loved that gum!

 

watercolor and ink vines

9 x 12 Bee mixed media sketchbook

For this piece, I painted with watercolor first and then added ink detail on top. I like to keep the painting loose and not worry about perfection with shape. Then the last step of outlining with ink cleans things up a bit.

 

Soft leaves and vines in watercolor

6 x 9 inch Bee watercolor paper

Using a large round brush I painted simple vines using different shades of yellow, green and blue. I love the color palette and simplicity here. This is probably my favorite of the four pieces.

 

Large watercolor leaves with Flat brush

7 x 10 inch Arches watercolor paper

Using a large 1 inch flat brush, I played with large leaf shapes. The Arches cold press paper has a nice texture and creates some interesting patterns.

Each piece has a different style and feeling. It’s fun to take the same subject and create something totally different by switching up supplies and technique.

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

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

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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

 

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Humming by on Thursday

A little look back at a painting from last fall. I was inspired by watercolor artist, Jean Haines, and I painted this colorful little hummingbird.

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Hummingbird watercolor

Hummingbird Joy –ย  9 x 12 inch Bee watercolor paper

I hope things are going well and you find yourself humming a happy tune.

Until next time, share a smile and shine on!

๐ŸŒธย  Patty Anneย  ๐ŸŒธ

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Leaves in the breeze

I have some lively green leaves to share with you today.ย  ๐ŸŒฟ

I’m always excited when things start to wake up and come to life in the garden.

Happy Sunday, friends! ๐Ÿ’š

 

watercolor under painting of leaves

I started with simple watercolor leaf shapes using a large round brush (#12).

 

leaves in the breeze watercolor and ink

Leaves in the Breeze – 9 x 12 inch Canson Mix Media sketchbook

After the watercolor dried, I added some ink sketching on top. Then a few tiny doodles here and there just because it makes me happy.

I’m always surprised at how much movement is created when overlapping the ink and watercolor shapes.

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!

๐ŸŒธ Patty Anneย ๐ŸŒธ

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Botanicals with a large flat brush

My usual go to brush lately has been a large round brush. I decided to dust off my large flat brush and give it a try… something different sounded like fun. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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I was inspired to practice painting with a large flat brush after watching aย Whitney Rain Skillshareย class, Modern Watercolor Botanicals for Everyone.

For my paintings I mixed up a few different greens using Daniel Smith watercolors.

green watercolor mixing

I tried to keep things simple at first to see what I could do with this large 1 inch flat brush. I’ve played with a smaller flat brush on occasion but not much with a large one.

 

Foliage watercolor with large brush

Foliage 1 – painted on 6 x 9 inch bee paper

Just trying to create large leaves and vines with the large brush. I also used a smaller flat brush a little here as well. Not a bad start and some nice variation of color.

 

Foliage watercolor with large brush

Foliage 2 – 7 x 10 inch Arches watercolor paper

I love the simplicity with this one. It was a good practice using the brush in multiple ways. You can use the side of the brush for a wide broad stroke or just the thin edge to get a straight fine line. I’m kind of amazed at all of the variation that is possible with this brush.

 

Foliage watercolor with large brush

Foliage 3 – 7 x 10 inch Arches watercolor paper

I also used a few smaller brushes in this piece. Although I like the composition and many of the shapes here, I think I used too many mid tones. It’s about learning and having fun… so I’ll take that as a win.

The better quality Arches paper was nice to use for a change. The cold press has a lovely texture which I really enjoyed.

 

garden floral watercolor with large brush

Garden foliage – 7 x 10 inch Arches watercolor paper

On my final piece I decided to add some pink to indicate flowers. As I’ve said many times before, I just love green and pinks together. #colorcrush

It was a joy playing and painting these botanical pieces. I painted all of them one after the other in about an hour or so. There are times when I fuss over what to paint and work on. This was not one of those times and it felt really good.

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!

๐ŸŒธย  Patty Anneย  ๐ŸŒธ

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Floral ink sketching

A little look into my sketchbook today to see a few recent florals that I’ve been working on.

Happy Sunday, friends! ๐Ÿ’š

floral ink sketch

A little practice trying to compose a pleasing floral design.

Some elements are simple while others are more detailed.

 

flowers and leaves ink sketch

In this sketch, I tried to add more variation in the size and shape of the flowers and leaves.

Tucking elements behind one another was like putting together a puzzle. Including a few peekaboo flowers here and there was really good practice. ๐ŸŒธ

 

floral ink sketch

I started this sketch building from the center with flowers and working my way out. Then I filled in the white space with vines and leaves to balance things out. I always like having a few vines at the top waving hello.

I really like this one, it makes me happy.ย ๐Ÿ’š

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!

๐ŸŒธย  Patty Anneย  ๐ŸŒธ

 

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