Calm and Peaceful

Sharing a few calm and peaceful images with you today.

Lavender calm -painted in my 8×10 Pentalic Watercolor Sketchbook

Lavender calm
Lavender calm

This painting was inspired by an exercise in the lovely Jean Haines’ book, Paint yourself calm. I love the simplicity of this painting.

Jean notes that it is important to enjoy the painting experience and not worry about the outcome. When I am able to let go and do that, it really feels good. πŸ™‚

Pastel Sunset
Pastel Sunset

A favorite photo at Clearwater beach, Florida. After an evening walk at the beach,Β  I was treated with a beautiful pastel sunset.Β  A nice way to end a fun weekend getaway.

Thanks for stopping by and following along. I hope you are inspired to create art and do something you love.

Have a wonderful week! πŸ™‚

Patty Anne

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Hey Birdie!

A quick post today with a few watercolor birds. I’m guessing you are probably not surprised to see a few more bird paintings. πŸ™‚

I painted this little bird last month. I really like the green background and the contrast of the soft bird next to the rough branch.

Bird on a branch painted on 6×9 inch Aquabee watercolor paper

Bird on a branch watercolor
Bird on a branch watercolor

 

This week I worked on painting a Tern, or beach bird as I like to call them. I just love that the Tern has a crazy cool hairstyle. My hair would probably look like that too if I played at the beach all day. πŸ™‚

I was a bit worried about painting sand. I tried to vary the direction of the brush strokes when putting down the color. I hoped that making the sand look uneven would give it a more realistic look. I think it was a good exercise. I like that the sand softly fades off into the distance behind my beach bird.

Beach bird painted on 9×12 inch Stillman & Birn mixed media sketchbook

Beach Bird watercolor and ink
Beach Bird watercolor and ink

 

I hope you enjoy seeing my work and are inspired to keep painting, creating, and having fun. If you would like to receive notifications of new posts by email, simply click the follow button on the right. I would love for you to join me on this creative journey.

Until next time, enjoy yourself and do something fun! πŸ™‚

Happy Painting!

Patty Anne

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Thursday Beach Blues

Beachy Blues
Beach Blues

Beach Blues painted on 9×12 inch Saunders watercolor paper.

A little poem that I wrote to go along with my beach painting.

My toes in the sand.

The sun on my face.

All troubles fade away.

Blue, calm, and peaceful.

Right where I want to be…

I hope you have a great weekend and do something fun.

Happy Painting!

Patty Anne

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