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.

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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

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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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Thursday doodle and flow

I have a little walk through of a small Zentangle that I’ve been working on.

Happy Thursday, friends!ย ๐Ÿ’œ

I love to doodle and play with different patterns. This time I remembered to take a few progress shots to share with you. So here we go…

Zentangle ink sketch 1

Doodle and flow – part 1

I started from the top filling in a few sections.

 

Zentangle ink sketch step 2

Doodle and flow – part 2

I love vines and leaves so I added them near the top so that they could float down through the piece.

 

Zentangle ink sketch part 3

Doodle and flow – part 3

Darkening the background of a section really pushes the pattern forward.

I tried to mix things up a bit with size and shape. I think a little variety makes the piece more interesting.

 

zentangle doodle ink sketch

Doodle and flow –ย  6 x 6 inch Strathmore Artist Paper

I love how calming this type of project is. I am able to just enjoy creating and leave all worries behind. Watching it all come together is always fun for me. It’s like putting together a puzzle.

I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of what you love. I started doodling and playing with Zentangle about a year ago. It is super fun and very easy to do. All you need is a pen and piece of paper, you probably already have that on hand.

Until next time, share a smile and doodle on! ๐Ÿ˜„

๐ŸŒธย  Patty Anneย ย ๐ŸŒธ

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Garden inspiration watercolor

I have some happy flowers to share with you today. I had fun painting and sketching this garden inspired piece, hope you enjoy. ๐Ÿ˜€

Happy Sunday, friends!ย ๐Ÿ’šgarden beauty watercolor under painting

I painted a loose floral on 12 x 18 inch Canson watercolor paper. Using a large round #14 brush helped when painting these big leaves and petals.

Tip: Let the white of the paper show through in some areas of your flowers and leaves, it adds a little sparkle to the piece.

 

garden beauty watercolor and ink sketch

Laying down ink on top makes the painting more lively and fun. The painting underneath acts as a guide and inspiration to the sketching on top. In some areas, I follow the flow of the painting and other times go off script and sketch what I’m feeling.

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

๐ŸŒธย  Patty Anneย ๐ŸŒธ

I’m on Instagram at pattyanneart

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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

 

I’m on Instagram at pattyanneart

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