Watercolor fun – then and now

A little fun today with a watercolor from last year and a few more recent paintings.

Happy Sunday, friends! ๐Ÿ’š

tree of happy watercolor painting

Looking back to a tree that I painted last November. ๐Ÿ˜€

This happy tree was painted on 7 x 10 inch Arches cold pressed watercolor paper. This paper has a nice texture and can handle a lot of water. It was fun to let the colors mix and mingle on the paper to create some nice shades and soft blending.

Tip:
Leave some white space in the tree foliage and let the color of the sky peek through here and there.

 

happy floral bunch watercolor painting

A more recent watercolor floral – simple and delicate

This was painted on 7 x 10 inch Canson mixed media paper.

I considered adding some ink sketching but later decided to just stop here and leave this one as is.

 

Fuschia watercolor painting

Fuschia – 9 x 12 inch Canson Mixed Media

I’ve gone back and forth about whether to share this painting or not. The flowers could use more work but I decided that the leaves and buds are worth sharing. Their soft colors and lovely shapes just pull me in and are a nice contrast to the bold blooms.

I hope your 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 ย ๐ŸŒธ

I’m on Instagram at pattyanneart

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In the Pink watercolor and ink

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

Happy Thursday, friends! ๐ŸŒธ

watercolor floral underpainting

A quick watercolor under painting with simple loose shapes.

I love the little hint of blue and the various leaves and stems layered throughout.

 

floral pink watercolor and ink painting

In the Pink – 7 x 10 inch Canson Mixed Media

Using a micron pen, I added some happy floral sketching on top.

I love how a little bit of ink can take the painting to another level. Sometimes adding the ink works out well and sometimes it doesn’t. I just try to remember that if it flops, I can always paint something else and try again.

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

Until next time, share a smile and stay excellent!

๐ŸŒธย Patty Anneย ๐ŸŒธ

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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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Dogwood inspired watercolor

Today I have a watercolor inspired by the flowering Dogwood tree in my yard.

Happy Thursday, friends! ๐Ÿ’š

 

Dogwood watercolor under painting

7 x 10 inch watercolor under painting

I started with a painting of pretty petals and leaves. No details needed at this point, that will come later with the ink sketching. The loose watercolor provides a nice base for the ink sketch.

I love that peachy pink, as I’ve said before I have a serious #colorcrush on that combination. ๐Ÿ˜‰

 

Dogwood watercolor and ink painting

A little sketching with a Sepia micron pen provides the needed floral detail.

I like that the fine tip Sepia doesn’t overpower this piece. I also used a white gel pen for just a few highlights here and there.

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

Until next time, share a smile and stay excellent!

๐ŸŒธย Patty Anneย  ๐ŸŒธ

find me on Instagram at pattyanneart

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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

I’m on Instagram at pattyanneart

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Lemon Lime watercolor leaves

I have a painting to share that was inspired by a recent trip to Longwood Gardens.

Happy Thursday, friends!ย ๐Ÿ’š

I started off with a bright underpainting of loose leaves.

Lemon lime leaves watercolor underpainting

Watercolor used:ย  Winsor & Newton travel set

The punch of lemon lime in this painting makes me so happy. ๐Ÿ˜€

 

lemon lime leaves inspiration photo

My inspiration photo – Dracaena fragrans, ‘Lemon Lime’

I’ve had quite the obsession with leaves lately and just had to paint these beauties.

 

lemon lime watercolor leaves painting

Lemon Limeย  – 9 x 12 Canson mixed media

I used more paint and less water to keep the colors bold. To finish things off I added a little ink sketching for some fun and definition.

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 stay excellent!

๐ŸŒธย  Patty Anneย ย ๐ŸŒธ

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Making a special birthday card

I have a special project to share with you today.ย 

Happy Sunday, friends!ย ๐Ÿ’š

After I watched this SkillShare class by Theodora Gould,ย Watercolour Cut outs,ย I knew I found the perfect gift.

 

watercolor flowers and leaves

It started with painting some leaves and flowers, loose and simple.

I tried to keep each piece about the same size.

 

watercolor leaves and berries

A few more little paintings. I made sure to add light and dark areas in each.

Then a little more fun, adding ink detail….

 

ink details added to watercolor flowers

Hello little flowers!ย ๐Ÿ˜„

Just some simple outlining as well as a few details here and there.

I love how the ink brings them to life.

ink details added to watercolor leaves and berries

I wasn’t sure how many pieces I would need and which would look best together. I painted two sheets to be sure I had enough to work with.

The next step was to cut each piece out leaving a little white paper around the edges. I took my time making sure to not damage the little pieces.

 

watercolor floral cut outs

I can’t tell you how happy these little pieces made me… ๐Ÿ’œ

 

floral watercolor card arrangement

 

On a fresh piece of 6 x 9 inch watercolor paper, I sketched a little vase and then made a slice in the paper to slide the leaves and flowers into.

Once I was happy with the arrangement, I flipped over the card and taped the pieces down.

I glued a fresh piece of paper to the back to clean things up and cover up the taped area.

 

floral watercolor birthday card

 

To finish things off I added a few little embellishments. This little card made my heart sing, I just love how it turned out and was so excited to hand deliver it. ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒฟ

I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of what you love. Thank you for following along and sharing this creative journey with me.

Until next time, share a smile and shine on my friends!

๐ŸŒธย  Patty Anneย ย ๐ŸŒธ

I’m on Instagram at pattyanneart

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