‘Tis the Season

It’s that time of year and I’ve been having fun decorating and painting holiday pines.

Happy Thursday, friends!ย  โค๏ธ


pine branch watercolor painting

I painted this pine branch using a flat 1/2″ brush. For the background I used the wet on wet technique. I dropped in blues and greens (similar to the branch) on to wet areas of the paper. I love the interesting patterns that this technique creates.


sweet little christmas birdie

and now a cute little Christmas birdie…

This little guy just makes me smile with his cozy hat and scarf.ย ๐Ÿ˜€

Wishing you a wonderful holiday and a very happy new year.

I will be taking a little blogging break until after the new year.

Until next time, share a smile and shine on!

๐ŸŒธ Patty Anneย  ๐ŸŒธ

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More Inktober sketching

A few more sketches to share for #Inktober. It’s been a lot of fun, hope you enjoy!

Happy Sunday, friends!

Black-eyed Susans ink sketch

Sketching things that make me happy, like these flowers.

When sketching flowers it’s easiest for me to start in the middle and work my way out. I usually place a few light dots on the paper as a guide for the initial placement before putting down any heavy marks.


Duck ink sketch

A little duckie, simple and sweet…

For my birds, I usually need a light pencil sketch first in order to get the correct placement and shape of the head and eye.

This little guy makes me happy. ๐Ÿ’›


Birdie ink sketch

A little bird looking away

I think the light areas are just as important as the dark areas. For this little sketch, I kept the head darker and tried to keep the chest and underside soft and light.


Purple flowers ink and watercolor

Watercolor added to this sketch brightened things up. The blending and variation of color in the leaves and stems worked well here. ๐ŸŒฟ

I hope you are inspired to create art and do something fun!

Until next time, have a great week!

Happy Painting!

Patty Anne

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Thursday Birdie

A sweet little birdie and a big smile your way today!

Happy Thursday! ๐Ÿ™‚

Sweet Birdie watercolor painting

ย Sweet Birdie, 7 x 10 inch watercolor painting

I’m still painting birds and having fun. Painting makes me happy. โค

I hope you enjoy seeing my work and are inspired to create art and do something you love.

Thank you for stopping by and following me on this creative journey. Until next time, share a smile and throw kindness around like confetti!

Happy Painting!

Patty Anne

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