Spring tulips and painting decisions

It started with a loose painting of tulips in soft pastel colors…๐ŸŒท

Happy Thursday, friends! ๐Ÿ˜ŠPastel tulips watercolor painting

My initial plan was that this would be an under painting for some ink sketching later.

but then I had second thoughts…

Now I have to consider where to go from here.

  • Continue on with watercolor and further develop the tulips
  • Stop at this point and keep the loose abstract feel
  • Add a little ink sketching detail
  • Add some playful doodle sketching

What choice would you make?

I will probably call this done for now and revisit it later.

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 ๐ŸŒธ

 

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Playful Pink watercolor and ink

I have some fun pink flowers to share with you today.ย  Hope your day is sunny and bright.

Happy Thursday, friends! ย ๐Ÿ’š

playful pink floral watercolor and ink

Playful Pink Floralย  – 6 x 9 inch bee watercolor paper 140 lb

After painting my flowers and leaves, I used a micron pen to add some detail and a few doodles. The watercolor paper I used was only somewhat smooth and I found sketching on it was a bit difficult. I should have done a better job planning but in the end it worked out fine.

Tip:ย ย If your paper is not smooth, it will really eat up the tip of your pen. A better choice for me would have been to use a mixed media paper or possibly a hot press watercolor paper (which has a super smooth surface).

I love the combination of watercolor and ink together. I really like the light blue next to the pink in this piece. My flowers simple and playful… and that just makes me happy. ๐Ÿ˜Š

I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of what you love. Thank you for stopping by and following along.

Until next time, share a smile and shine on!

๐ŸŒธ 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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Pink Lily watercolor doodle

I have a fun watercolor and ink doodle to share today.

Happy Thursday, friends! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’š

Pink Lily watercolor underpaintingย 

A few of my favorite things to paint…flowers and leaves.

I used a big round #12 brush for my watercolor underpainting. Then the decision was to keep painting adding more detail or stop painting and proceed later with ink.

I decided to go forward with ink sketching using a Micron pen.

Pink Lily watercolor doodle sketch

Pink Lilies – 12 x 18 inch

I like how the ink wakes up the flowers and the doodles add a little extra fun.

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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A second look and a new view

A few months ago, I set aside a few paintings that I was unhappy with. I recently pulled them out with the idea of using them as part of a new mosaic project.

My first painting was a seascape in a larger format that didn’t really speak to me. After cutting off part of the painting to create some small square tiles, I had a second look that changed my plan.

misty seashore

This misty seashore emerged and my opinion about this piece suddenly changed.

I was amazed that simply resizing would save this painting. ๐Ÿ’™

The second painting of abstract pink tulips, also on the chopping block, was spared as well.ย 

large format - abstract pink tulips

After focusing on the right half of this painting, I was much happier.

 

abstract pink tulips matted

Still not a favorite piece, but I love the greens and background colors.

Many lessons learned here and two paintings saved.๐Ÿ˜Š

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

Until next time, have a great week and shine on!

๐ŸŒธ Patty Anneย ๐ŸŒธ

 

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Peachy Floral ink doodle

Another watercolor and ink doodle to share with you today.

Happy Thursday, friends! ๐Ÿ’—

Peach floral watercolor underpainting

I started with a floral watercolor underpainting.

Colors used:ย 
Peachy pink (Quinacridone rose + Yellow ochre)
Cobalt teal blue
Prussian blue
Sap green

 

Peachy floral patterns ink and watercolor

Using a micron pen I added floral doodles on top of my painting. I also added a cute little butterfly.ย ย ๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿ˜Šย  To finish things off I used a white gel pen to add some fun polka dots.

This style is a bit wild and loud. I like that my doodles are spontaneous, but it’s easy to end up with too much noise on the page. I really need to work on that…but I love creating this way.

I will be taking a little blogging break and will be back in a week or so.

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

๐ŸŒธย  Patty Anneย  ๐ŸŒธ

 

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