Silent Sunday – at the beach watercolor

at the beach watercolor painting

At the Beach watercolor painting inspired by Jodi Hand on Skillshare,
Mini watercolor landscapes.

Hope your Sunday is wonderful! ๐Ÿ’š

๐ŸŒธ Patty Anne ๐ŸŒธ

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Watercolor landscape experiments

I have been doing more experimenting with watercolor landscapes. I believe it’s important to allow yourself to just play and see what happens. Even if the results are not what you wish for there is so much to learn from each painting.

Happy Sunday, friends! ๐Ÿ’™


blue watercolor trees

I used Daniel Smith watercolors:ย  Prussian Blue and Payne’s Gray.

These colors really move around nicely on the paper, especially when playing with the wet on wet technique as I was doing here. An important thing to remember is to have fun and let go… no judgement, no overthinking ๐Ÿ˜Š

The light blue tree in the middle and a few of the darker trees up front I am quite happy with. This was a good practice and a nice warm up…


watercolor experiments - blue trees

More play with blues and wet on wet here.

I like the small tree on the left, it’s different and adds interest. The overlapping trees on the right are very interesting too, they seem to pull me in.

Watercolor tip: Some of the branch marks in the larger trees were made with a dry brush moving over damp paint. It pulls up some of the paint and creates a lighter area.


watercolor beach landscape

And finally a beach scene with some calm soothing colors. I really like this one… It takes me back to the beach.

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

Until next time, take care and be well.

๐ŸŒธย Patty Anneย  ๐ŸŒธ

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Thursday – calm and soothing blues

A few calm and soothing images to share with you today. ๐Ÿ’™

Hope you enjoy…

Ocean blues photo

Soothing ocean blues


At the beach photo

Sandy beach blues


Tahoe Peace

Lake Tahoe blues


Until next time, sending love and prayers for better days ahead.

๐ŸŒธย  Patty Anneย  ๐ŸŒธ

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Looking back

Looking through some of my earlier work, I ran across this watercolor and ink painting. A sweet little scene of a family enjoying time at the beach.

Happy Thursday friends! ๐Ÿ˜Š

family time watercolor and ink sketch

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

Until next time, share a smile and shine on.

Happy Painting!

Patty Anne

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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. ๐Ÿ™‚

Pastel Sunset
Pastel Sunset

A favorite photo at Clearwater beach, Florida. After an evening walk at the beach,ย  I was treated with a beautiful pastel sunset.ย  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! ๐Ÿ™‚

Patty Anne



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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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! ๐Ÿ™‚

Happy Painting!

Patty Anne



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