Watercolor Roses

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

Happy Thursday, friends!Β πŸ’—

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! πŸ’—

🌸 Patty Anne 🌸

 

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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! 😊

After watching a painting with coffee SkillShare class by Yasmina Creates,Β 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…Β  β˜•οΈ

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 coffeeΒ πŸ˜‰)

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 πŸ’™

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Thinking of Spring

A little floral painting for you today as I’m thinking of Spring.

Happy Thursday friends! 😊

spring blooms watercolor

I love the combination of pinks and greens together in this painting. πŸ’—

Supplies used
watercolor paper 140 lb.
watercolor brushes, round 12, liner 2, and dagger 1/4″

Watercolors
Daniel Smith:Β  green gold, permanent green, quinacridone magenta, quinacridone rose, and yellow ochre
Winsor & Newton: cerulean blue

Using the wet on wet technique, I painted shapes in clean water first then dropped in wet paint. The dagger brush was used to make some nice leaf shapes. I left white space on many leaves and didn’t fuss with the shapes.

Tips
–Β  Allowing the paint to mix and mingle on the paper creates some nice results.
–Β  Keep a tissue on hand for those times when you drop too much water on your paper.

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!

Patty Anne πŸ’š

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Watercolor practice – painting plants

A little sketching and painting practice to share with you today.

Happy Sunday, friends! 😊

 

little violets watercolor painting

A loose and simple painting without any sketching first. I like how the pretty little violets and soft leaves turned out. The container needs more work but it was a good practice. Instead of trying to fuss with it, I just let go and moved on. Things are not always going to work out and that’s ok. If I’m learning and having fun, I call that a win.

 

little plants - ink sketching

A few quick ink sketches from my imagination. A little practice trying to focus on different shapes of plants and containers.

 

little cactus watercolor painting

I like the softness of this painting and the beautiful results from the wet on wet color mixing on the cactus. The container turned out much better in this painting as well.

 

succulent watercolor painting

 

Succulent Blues – 12 x 18 inch watercolor

Oh, this one makes me happy… πŸ’š

I used a limited watercolor palette of Indigo, Cascade Green, and Burnt Sienna

A direct watercolor with a big number 12 round brush. The inspiration for this painting was one of my little ink sketches above. I love how one piece of art can lead to another.

This painting came together rather quickly. I am so happy that I was able to walk away without overworking it. yay!Β Sometimes the hardest part is knowing when to stop.

IΒ  hope you enjoy seeing my work and are inspired to do what you love. Thank you for stopping by and following me on this creative journey.

Until next time, share a smile and shine on!

Patty AnneΒ πŸ’™

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Sunday – Digital sketchbook

I’ve been having fun playing with Procreate on my iPad. I am so impressed with this app and all of the possibilities. I’ve been watching online videos trying to learn how to create digital art. I have a few pieces to share with you today.

Happy Sunday, friends! 😊Winter pine - digital art

A quick tree that I sketched without using my new apple pencil.

purple posies - digital art

For this floral sketch, I used layers to build up the sketch. It was fun playing with a bright color palette. With time I hope to do a better job layering and blending.

kingfisher digital art

Kingfisher on a branch. I’m starting to get a feel for how much pressure to use with the pencil to achieve the line thickness I desire.

It will be so easy now to create art while I am traveling. Hopefully Procreate will help me improve my sketching skills this year as well. One thing is for sure, I am having a blast playing with Procreate!

I hope you are inspired to create art and do what you love. Thank you for stopping by and following me on the creative journey.

Until next time, share a smile and shine on!

Patty AnneΒ πŸ’™

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Quiet Thursday – Lavender Breeze

A cheerful lavender painting today.

Happy Thursday! 😊

Lavender breeze watercolor

Lavender Breeze – 9 x 12 inch bee watercolor paper

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

Thank you for stopping by and following along.

Looking forward to a creative new year! πŸ’œ

Patty Anne

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In my sketchbook

A few ink sketches for you today.

I always enjoy myself when I’m putting pen to paper. 😊

Happy Sunday, friends!

branch and leaves sketchy doodle

Simple and fun, this quick doodle sketch makes me happy.

 

Daisy ink sketch

I’ll bet you’re probably not surprised to see daisies in my sketchbook.

Daisies always seem to lift my mood.Β πŸŒΈΒ πŸ’šΒ πŸŒΈ

pine cones ink sketch

A few pine cones during #Inktober2018.

 

garden leaves ink sketch

Little vines and flowers in the garden

I like to use mixed media paper and #micronpens for sketching? Do you have any favorite pens or paper that you use?

I hope you enjoyed this little walk through my sketchbook. Thank you for stopping by and following along.

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

Patty Anne

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