Sweet little Chickadee

Oh how I love sketching and painting little Chickadees. I have a few to share with you today. Hope you enjoy…

Happy Sunday, friends!ย  ๐Ÿ˜Š

chickadee sketch

A few quick pencil sketches to get things going…

 

chickadee sketch

What I really like about this sketch is the eye, it really stands out and pulls me in.

 

chickadee watercolor

Soft sweet Chickadee watercolor painting

I lightly sketched my Chickadee on watercolor paper, then used a Micron pen for a tiny bit of definition and a few light lines.

This little guy’s shape got away from me a bit once the watercolor started flowing. He is rounder than I planned but the softness and color blending are very nice.

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 sprinkle kindness all around.

๐ŸŒธย  Patty Anneย ย ๐ŸŒธ

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Watercolor birdies in different styles

A few cute little birdies in different watercolor styles for you today. ๐Ÿ˜Š

I’m always inspired by the birds at my backyard feeder. I hope these little paintings leave you smiling.

Happy Sunday, friends! ๐Ÿ’™

little robin watercolor

A little line and wash birdie.ย  I like the cute little shape of this guy and the loose background and branch.

 

little birdie watercolor

A different style with much less detail. I like the simplicity and nice water marks in this one.

 

direct watercolor birdie first wash

This style started with colorful under painting with direct watercolor, no lines or ink to start.

Allowing myself to just play here. I started thinking that this might be a flop… but then remembered that this is practice and that is how we grow and learn.

 

watercolor and ink birdie

Continuing on I thought that doodle sketching on top would be fun.

I added lots of leaves and some needed detail to my bird with a Micron pen.

I wasn’t thrilled with the color of my bird when I was finished. A little splash of additional color was a good choice. Much better now.

Three different styles, which do you like best?

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

Until next time, share a smile and have a great week!

๐ŸŒธย Patty Anneย ๐ŸŒธ

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Birdie Enhanced

I recently posted a few digital sketches that I made using Procreate. Sharon Mann atย Make Art…Magic Happens,ย mentioned that she likes to import her artwork into Procreate and enhance it with cool effects. I knew I just had to give that a try.ย  I’m always inspired by Sharon’s beautiful and creative artwork. ๐Ÿ’—

Happy Thursday, friends! ๐Ÿ˜Š

I decided that a recent sketch of my birdie in a teacup would be fun to play with.

Birdie in a cup ink sketch

My original ink sketch before importing it into Procreate.

 

birdie sketch with enhancements

and then after a few enhancements…

New tail feathers and a sweet little hair accessory added.

Lots of happy color and a fun background added as well.

Wow, what a difference that makes!

Thank you for the inspiration and encouragement, Sharon!ย  I’m having so much fun learning and playing with Procreate.

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.ย  Untilย next time, share a smile and shine on!

Patty Anne ๐Ÿ’™

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Sunday – Digital sketchbook

I’ve been having fun playing with Procreate on my iPad. I am so impressed with this app and all of the possibilities. I’ve been watching online videos trying to learn how to create digital art. I have a few pieces to share with you today.

Happy Sunday, friends! ๐Ÿ˜ŠWinter pine - digital art

A quick tree that I sketched without using my new apple pencil.

purple posies - digital art

For this floral sketch, I used layers to build up the sketch. It was fun playing with a bright color palette. With time I hope to do a better job layering and blending.

kingfisher digital art

Kingfisher on a branch. I’m starting to get a feel for how much pressure to use with the pencil to achieve the line thickness I desire.

It will be so easy now to create art while I am traveling. Hopefully Procreate will help me improve my sketching skills this year as well. One thing is for sure, I am having a blast playing with Procreate!

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

Until next time, share a smile and shine on!

Patty Anneย ๐Ÿ’™

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Barn owl watercolor

I’ve been working on painting a barn owl and have a few photos to show how it all came together.

Happy Sunday, friends! ๐Ÿ˜Š

I started off with a simple sketch. It is important that the big shapes are positioned correctly and that your proportions look good.ย  No detail is needed at this point, just light lines to serve as a guide.

Barn owl initial sketch

Next I added a few small ink details with a Micron pen. The eyes are very dark so I like to use a pen to outline them to get the shape set before putting down any paint.

 

Barn owl palette

I used Daniel Smith watercolors for my owl. I started out by wetting the paper in sections and dropping in color allowing it to mix and mingle on right on the paper.

 

Barn owl watercolor 1st wash

The first wash of quinacridone gold, yellow ochre, and burnt sienna. It doesn’t look good at this point but it gets better with each wash.

 

Barn owl watercolor 2nd wash

The second wash with more definition. Things are now starting to take shape. I’m not sure why this photo has a rosy glow but hopefully that’s not a distraction.

 

Barn owl watercolor painting

Barn owl – 9 x 12 inch Stillman & Birn beta sketchbook

The final wash added even more detail and deeper color. I love watching the transformation with this type of post. I hope you enjoyed it as well.

For me this post reinforces the importance of three washes and that getting the eyes dark enough makes a big difference.

I hope you are inspired to create art and do what you love. Art is for everyone, keep painting, creating, and having fun!

Until next time, share a smile and have a great week!

Happy Painting!

Patty Anne

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Backyard Tufted Titmouse

The Tufted Titmouse is a regular visitor at my backyard feeder. I love to photograph and paint this little guy. Today I have a few backyard birdies to share with you.

Hope you have a wonderful Sunday! ๐Ÿ˜Š

Tufted Titmouse watercolor and ink

Tufted Titmouse – 9 x 12 inch bee watercolor paper

A quick sketch with a Micron pen and watercolor. I love this simple line and wash style. Splashing paint around at the endย adds a little movement and fun. ๐Ÿ˜€

Watercolor tips:

  • a few light washes to build up color always works well
  • leave a few white spots here and there to add a little sparkle

 

A few inspiration photos from the backyard feeder.

TuftOnFeederTop

A visit last Spring perched above the feeder

 

Tufted Titmouse Maple tree

and a little rest on a nearby branch… โค๏ธ

 

Titmouse at feeder

A recent visit with Autumn colors in the background.

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Until next time, share a smile and have a great week!

Happy Painting!

Patty Anne

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Inktober sketching

Inktober is a drawing challenge started by Mr. Jake Parker where artists from all over the world take part in working on an ink drawing each day for the month of October. I am participating this year by sketching what I love when time allows.

Hope you enjoy my little sketches this week.

Happy Thursday!ย  ๐Ÿ˜Š

Poppy ink sketch

6 x 9 inch – Poppy flower

I’ve been using fine tip pens and trying to keep a light touch when sketching flower petals. I think it is starting to get a little better.

 

Floral for inktober

6 x 9 inch Flowers and vines

 

Sunflower ink sketch

9 x 12 inch Sunflower

A happy little flower inspired by a sunflower in my garden. ๐ŸŒป

 

Ink tree sketch

9 x 12 inchย  – Standing tall

Working on the leaves in this sketch was easier and more fun once I started to doodle and let go. I tried to be careful to leave enough white space and develop some areas more than others.

Birdie in a cup ink sketch

9 x 12 inch – Little birdie in a tea cup

All of my ink sketches are on mix media paper using Micron pens of various sizes. I like mix media paper because it is smooth and has a great surface for ink sketching. The other nice thing is that it can handle a little watercolor if I choose to add some color.

I hope you enjoy seeing my art and are inspired to do what you love. Thank you for stopping by and following along. Until next time, share a smile and spread kindness all around. ๐Ÿ’—

Happy Painting!

Patty Anne

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