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! 💙

 

blue watercolor trees

I used Daniel Smith watercolors:  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 😊

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.

🌸 Patty Anne  🌸

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Thursday – calm and soothing blues

A few calm and soothing images to share with you today. 💙

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.

🌸  Patty Anne  🌸

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Quiet Sunday – Blue landscape

A quiet post today sharing an abstract watercolor landscape. 💙

Happy Sunday, friends! 😊

 

Blue landscape watercolor

Blue landscape – 11 x 15 inch

I enjoy painting landscapes and hope to work on more of them this year.

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

Until next time, share a smile and shine on!

🌸  Patty Anne  🌸

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Underwater blues abstract painting

I have an abstract watercolor to share with you today. I decided to switch things up a bit and try something different.

Happy Thursday and Happy 4th of July, friends! 😊

Underwater blues abstract watercolor

Underwater blues – 12 x 18 inch Canson watercolor paper

I was thinking about underwater plants and the colorful blues of the ocean. It was fun to let go and play. I love the overall feeling of this painting and the gentle movement. 💙

Watercolor tip:  Remember to enjoy the process and play.  Let go of expectations and try something new. 

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

Until next time, share a smile and shine on!

🌸  Patty Anne  🌸

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Blue Roses

A little watercolor practice painting roses using a limited palette. Another fun exercise in Jean Haines’ new book,  Atmospheric Flowers in Watercolour.

Happy Sunday, friends!

Roses watercolor painting

9 x 12 Reasons in Blue  – Canson Watercolor sketchbook

I have a few of Jean’s books and have learned so much from them. Her books are full of gorgeous paintings, inspiration, and fun exercises. I painted these loose roses following along with her simply blue exercise.

Blue is my favorite color so I was pulled in. This exercise was a good chance to practice her technique of putting down color in a circular pattern and then using a clean damp brush to push and pull color to indicate rose petals.

It fills my heart with joy to be able to create art and share it with all of you. I encourage you to have fun and do what you love. Art is for everyone, we can all create, we are all artists!

Happy Painting!

Patty Anne

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Quiet Thursday – Bluebird

A sweet little Bluebird watercolor your way today. 🙂

Happy Thursday!

 

Bluebird watercolor painting

I hope this little Bluebird brightens your day. ❤

Thank you for stopping by and following along. Until next time, share a smile and sprinkle kindness all around.

Happy Painting!

Patty Anne

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Naming artwork

A little flower practice using a 1/2 inch Flat angle brush.

Happy little petals your way today. 🙂

Baby blue flowers

I’ve been trying to come up with more thoughtful names for my artwork. I am finding that naming artwork is challenging. This small 6 x 9 inch piece I named, Baby Blues.

I wonder what the best approach is when naming artwork.

Maybe asking a few questions would be helpful before selecting a name…

  • What do I see?  (this is my usual method, somewhat descriptive)
  • What do I feel when I look at this piece?
  • What did I feel when I created this piece?
  • Does this piece bring back a special memory?
  • Does this piece have a special meaning?

Then again, am I just overthinking the process?  Is it best to just go with your gut (or what comes to mind right away)?

Do you have a method that works well for you? I would love to hear how you choose a name.

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

Until next time, be the light and shine on! ❤

Happy Painting!

Patty Anne

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