Little seascape painting

Today I have a seascape to share with you. I was playing in my 5×7 inch sketchbook and was pleasantly surprised with the results.

Happy Sunday! πŸ’™

My first step was color mixing. I painted a few samples in my sketchbook documenting the colors that I planned on using.

Color mixing for beach watercolor

The next step was deciding where to place a light pencil mark for the horizon line. The space is quite limited in the 5 x 7 inch sketchbook but I didn’t let that stop me.

seascape watercolor

I worked from top to bottom with the wet on wet technique. I simply wet the paper by brushing on clean water first and then added some paint on the damp paper.

I like to focus on the sky first and then move on to the middle and foreground areas. There’s something very calming about painting a water scene and I love all the blues of the sea.

Small seascape watercolor with matt

I placed a matt over the painting to see how it might look in a frame. I think it looks pretty good that way. 😊 I hope you make time to play in your sketchbook and have fun.

Until next time, share a smile and shine on.

🌸 Patty Anne 🌸

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Oh that coral pink!

I recently bought a pad of Arches watercolor paper and decided to limit it to only floral paintings. Today I have one of those paintings to share with you.

Happy Sunday, friends! πŸ’—

My favorite coral pink watercolor combination:
Quinacridone Rose +
Yellow Ochre +
Pyrrol Scarlet (just a tiny bit)

coral pink watercolor floral without centers

I started by painting the flower petals first. That way I have lots of room and freedom to position them anywhere on the page. Then I can fill in with leaves and stems all around and balance things out.

I’m very happy with the soft petals. While the paint was still wet, I used a clean brush and a little water to soften the edges.

coral pink watercolor floral

For the flower centers, I used a very small brush and a dark color mix. It took a couple layers of paint to get the deep color that I wanted. The dark color in the center of the flowers really wakes up this painting.

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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A special watercolor wreath

I’ve been working on a wedding invitation for a very special couple.

Happy Sunday, friends!Β πŸ’œ

watercolor wedding wreath

My plan was to create a simple and lovely wedding floral. I painted this pretty wreath last week and… my son and his fiancee loved it. yay! πŸ˜€

I’m so excited and honored to be working on art for their big day. I was very touched that they wanted to include my art on their invitation. 😊 Since the wedding is next fall, I am going to include more fall like colors in the final piece.


color mixing chart

I pulled out my color mixing chart to find some nice rich fall colors..


sample watercolor mixes

I mixed up burnt orange, burgundy, and other colors that might make some pretty roses.


practice watercolor roses and leaves

A few practice roses and different leaves using some of the sample colors. I still have more work to do but think I’m getting closer.

Hopefully soon I will pull out my favorite Saunders watercolor paper and put together a few more wreaths that they can choose from.

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 Art  🌸

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Lavender watercolor revisited

Another lavender watercolor to share with you today.

Happy Sunday, friends!Β πŸ˜ŠπŸ’œ


lavender field watercolor landscape

9 x 12 inch Lavender Bliss

Wet on wet technique with a limited color palette:

Daniel Smith Cobalt Teal Blue, French Ultramarine, and Quinacridone Rose

Brushes used:Β  Round 14, Round 12, and Liner 2

Oh how I love these colors together. I was able to get a nice range of purples by mixing my own. I think the variety adds some interest and it just makes me happy.

Color mixing tip: French Ultramarine and Quinacridone Rose were used to mix different shades of purple. It’s as simple as changing the amount of each color to create a nice variety.

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

Happy Painting!Β πŸ’œ

Patty Anne

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