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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Painting leaves with coffee

This week I decided to try another coffee painting. I have some leaves and vines to share with you today.

Happy Sunday, friends! ๐Ÿ’šย โ˜•๏ธ

 

Coffee painting - leaves under painting

Using a #12 Round brush I painted big playful leaf shapes with a light shade of coffee.

After it dried, I used a smaller #6 Round brush and painted some playful vines using a stronger coffee mix.

The coffee used for this painting is a mix of espresso powder (for baking) with a tiny bit water. I should probably try using instant coffee next time around.

Tip: Coffee takes a long time to dry. When layering as I did above, make sure you allow plenty of time for drying. I let the first layer of big leaves dry overnight.

Coffee leaves - painting and ink sketch

I used a Sepia Micron 01 pen to sketch more vines and leaves on top of my coffee painting. Since the leaves were shades of brown, I thought my Sepia pen would work well here.

It is always fun to play and see where the art takes you.

I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of what you love. I started this blog two years ago to share what I love and inspire others. Thank you for following me on this creative journey.

Until next time, share a smile and shine on! ๐Ÿ’š

๐ŸŒธย  Patty Anneย  ๐ŸŒธ

 

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Having fun painting leaves

I have some simple leaves to share withย you today. I always enjoy painting leaves and find it to be quite relaxing.

Happy Sunday, friends!ย ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒฟย 

 

pastel leaves - watercolor painting

I played with different colors and brushes in this painting. Each stem is angled in a different direction creating a fun pattern of leaves.

 

pastel painting - watercolor painting

Another attempt in a similar style, just enjoying the process without worrying about results.

It kind of reminds me of wallpaper or fabric design.

 

lovely leaves

Painting leaves is a good way to practice brush strokes.

Using more or less pressure on your brush as you paint allows you to vary the shape of your leaves. More pressure equals a wider area and less pressure a narrow area. Combining both in one stroke can create some nice results with a little practice.

I hope you enjoy seeing my work and are inspired to create and have fun. 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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Sweet little Chickadee

Oh how I love sketching and painting little Chickadees. I have a few to share with you today. Hope you enjoy…

Happy Sunday, friends!ย  ๐Ÿ˜Š

chickadee sketch

A few quick pencil sketches to get things going…

 

chickadee sketch

What I really like about this sketch is the eye, it really stands out and pulls me in.

 

chickadee watercolor

Soft sweet Chickadee watercolor painting

I lightly sketched my Chickadee on watercolor paper, then used a Micron pen for a tiny bit of definition and a few light lines.

This little guy’s shape got away from me a bit once the watercolor started flowing. He is rounder than I planned but the softness and color blending are very nice.

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 sprinkle kindness all around.

๐ŸŒธย  Patty Anneย ย ๐ŸŒธ

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Watercolor birdies in different styles

A few cute little birdies in different watercolor styles for you today. ๐Ÿ˜Š

I’m always inspired by the birds at my backyard feeder. I hope these little paintings leave you smiling.

Happy Sunday, friends! ๐Ÿ’™

little robin watercolor

A little line and wash birdie.ย  I like the cute little shape of this guy and the loose background and branch.

 

little birdie watercolor

A different style with much less detail. I like the simplicity and nice water marks in this one.

 

direct watercolor birdie first wash

This style started with colorful under painting with direct watercolor, no lines or ink to start.

Allowing myself to just play here. I started thinking that this might be a flop… but then remembered that this is practice and that is how we grow and learn.

 

watercolor and ink birdie

Continuing on I thought that doodle sketching on top would be fun.

I added lots of leaves and some needed detail to my bird with a Micron pen.

I wasn’t thrilled with the color of my bird when I was finished. A little splash of additional color was a good choice. Much better now.

Three different styles, which do you like best?

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

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

๐ŸŒธย Patty Anneย ๐ŸŒธ

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Watercolor Roses

After recently painting roses with coffee, I just had to get back to watercolor…

Happy Thursday, friends!ย ๐Ÿ’—

Roses watercolor painting

6 x 9 inch Watercolor Roses

A little more practice painting roses and keeping things loose. I’ve been using bigger round brushes lately and I think that helps.

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

Until next time, share a smile and shine on!

Happy Valentine’s Day! ๐Ÿ’—

๐ŸŒธย Pattyย Anneย ๐ŸŒธ

 

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Coffee and Roses

I have a few pieces to share with you that I recently painted with coffee. I am a big coffee lover but have never painted with it before.

Happy Sunday, friends! ๐Ÿ˜Š

After watching a painting with coffee SkillShare class by Yasmina Creates,ย I thought it would be fun. I didn’t have any instant coffee as recommended. Instead I used espresso powder for baking that I had on hand, it worked pretty well…ย  โ˜•๏ธ

For darker shades I mixed more coffee with less water

and lighter shades I mixed more water with less coffee

Cup of coffee painted with coffee

First try… Cup of coffee (painted with coffeeย ๐Ÿ˜‰)

I like the shape of the cup and nice dark values here but may have added a little too much steam.

A few things I learned:

  • Coffee is not transparent
  • It moves a lot on paper and is a bit hard to control
  • Stronger coffee/darker shades take much longer to dry
  • Darker thicker coffee is shiny after it dries (kind of cool)

 

Coffee painted rose

6 x 9 inch – Simple rose

A nice little practice, just playing and having fun.

 

Coffee painted roses

6 x 9 inch – Coffee roses

It was fun to try something different. Painting with one color forced me to focus on value and shape, that’s a good thing.

I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of what you love. With all of this coffee talk, I’m ready sit back and enjoy a nice hot cup to drink.

Until next time, share a smile and shine on.

Patty Anne ๐Ÿ’™

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