Water Lily practice continues on…

I’ve tried many times to paint water lilies on the pond. I alway find painting them to be very challenging. Today I have a few practice pieces to share with you.

Happy Sunday, friends! ๐Ÿ’œ

water lily watercolor painting

A very loose attempt with this one. It has a nice softness and calm feeling.

It could probably benefit from another dark wash around the base of each flower.

Having had a few unsuccessful water lily paintings behind me, I decided to move on and leave this one as is. ๐Ÿ˜‰

water lily watercolor painting

A bolder attempt this time. It took a number of washes with various dark colors to achieve this result.ย It feels like water to me and that my flowers are floating on top. Yay! ๐Ÿ˜Š

I will continue to practice and keep on trying to paint water lilies. I hope you are inspired to play, create art, and have fun.

Until next time, share a smile and stay excellent!

๐ŸŒธย  Patty Anneย  ๐ŸŒธ

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Thursday watercolor – Pink Poppies

A quiet post today sharing some Pink Poppies and a big smile.ย ๐Ÿ˜€

Happy Thursday, friends!ย  ๐ŸŒธ

watercolor painting of pink poppies

A loose watercolor painting with happy colors.

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

Until next time, share a smile and shine on!

๐ŸŒธย  Patty Anneย ย ๐ŸŒธ

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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!ย ๐Ÿ˜Š

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. ๐Ÿ’™

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

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

Until next time, share a smile and shine on!

๐ŸŒธย  Patty Anneย ย ๐ŸŒธ

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Watercolor fun – then and now

A little fun today with a watercolor from last year and a few more recent paintings.

Happy Sunday, friends! ๐Ÿ’š

tree of happy watercolor painting

Looking back to a tree that I painted last November. ๐Ÿ˜€

This happy tree was painted on 7 x 10 inch Arches cold pressed watercolor paper. This paper has a nice texture and can handle a lot of water. It was fun to let the colors mix and mingle on the paper to create some nice shades and soft blending.

Tip:
Leave some white space in the tree foliage and let the color of the sky peek through here and there.

 

happy floral bunch watercolor painting

A more recent watercolor floral – simple and delicate

This was painted on 7 x 10 inch Canson mixed media paper.

I considered adding some ink sketching but later decided to just stop here and leave this one as is.

 

Fuschia watercolor painting

Fuschia – 9 x 12 inch Canson Mixed Media

I’ve gone back and forth about whether to share this painting or not. The flowers could use more work but I decided that the leaves and buds are worth sharing. Their soft colors and lovely shapes just pull me in and are a nice contrast to the bold blooms.

I hope your 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 shine on!

๐ŸŒธ Patty Anneย ย ๐ŸŒธ

I’m on Instagram at pattyanneart

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Leaves in a few different styles

I have been having fun sketching and painting leaves and vines lately.ย  Today I have a few different styles to share with you.

Happy Sunday, friends! ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ’š

This first piece I created using Tombow watercolor markers.

fruit stripe vines with markers and ink

I started sketching the the vines adding more and more neon colors. Then I outlined them with a black pen.

These leaves remind me of Fruit Stripe gum from back in the day. I loved that gum!

 

watercolor and ink vines

9 x 12 Bee mixed media sketchbook

For this piece, I painted with watercolor first and then added ink detail on top. I like to keep the painting loose and not worry about perfection with shape. Then the last step of outlining with ink cleans things up a bit.

 

Soft leaves and vines in watercolor

6 x 9 inch Bee watercolor paper

Using a large round brush I painted simple vines using different shades of yellow, green and blue. I love the color palette and simplicity here. This is probably my favorite of the four pieces.

 

Large watercolor leaves with Flat brush

7 x 10 inch Arches watercolor paper

Using a large 1 inch flat brush, I played with large leaf shapes. The Arches cold press paper has a nice texture and creates some interesting patterns.

Each piece has a different style and feeling. It’s fun to take the same subject and create something totally different by switching up supplies and technique.

I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of what you love. Thank you for following me on this creative journey.ย  Until next time, share a smile and shine on!

๐ŸŒธย  Patty Anneย ๐ŸŒธ

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Making a special birthday card

I have a special project to share with you today.ย 

Happy Sunday, friends!ย ๐Ÿ’š

After I watched this SkillShare class by Theodora Gould,ย Watercolour Cut outs,ย I knew I found the perfect gift.

 

watercolor flowers and leaves

It started with painting some leaves and flowers, loose and simple.

I tried to keep each piece about the same size.

 

watercolor leaves and berries

A few more little paintings. I made sure to add light and dark areas in each.

Then a little more fun, adding ink detail….

 

ink details added to watercolor flowers

Hello little flowers!ย ๐Ÿ˜„

Just some simple outlining as well as a few details here and there.

I love how the ink brings them to life.

ink details added to watercolor leaves and berries

I wasn’t sure how many pieces I would need and which would look best together. I painted two sheets to be sure I had enough to work with.

The next step was to cut each piece out leaving a little white paper around the edges. I took my time making sure to not damage the little pieces.

 

watercolor floral cut outs

I can’t tell you how happy these little pieces made me… ๐Ÿ’œ

 

floral watercolor card arrangement

 

On a fresh piece of 6 x 9 inch watercolor paper, I sketched a little vase and then made a slice in the paper to slide the leaves and flowers into.

Once I was happy with the arrangement, I flipped over the card and taped the pieces down.

I glued a fresh piece of paper to the back to clean things up and cover up the taped area.

 

floral watercolor birthday card

 

To finish things off I added a few little embellishments. This little card made my heart sing, I just love how it turned out and was so excited to hand deliver it. ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒฟ

I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of what you love. Thank you for following along and sharing this creative journey with me.

Until next time, share a smile and shine on my friends!

๐ŸŒธย  Patty Anneย ย ๐ŸŒธ

I’m on Instagram at pattyanneart

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Garden inspiration watercolor

I have some happy flowers to share with you today. I had fun painting and sketching this garden inspired piece, hope you enjoy. ๐Ÿ˜€

Happy Sunday, friends!ย ๐Ÿ’šgarden beauty watercolor under painting

I painted a loose floral on 12 x 18 inch Canson watercolor paper. Using a large round #14 brush helped when painting these big leaves and petals.

Tip: Let the white of the paper show through in some areas of your flowers and leaves, it adds a little sparkle to the piece.

 

garden beauty watercolor and ink sketch

Laying down ink on top makes the painting more lively and fun. The painting underneath acts as a guide and inspiration to the sketching on top. In some areas, I follow the flow of the painting and other times go off script and sketch what I’m feeling.

I hope you are inspired to create art and do what you love. Thank you for sharing this creative journey with me. Until next time, share a smile and shine on!

๐ŸŒธย  Patty Anneย ๐ŸŒธ

I’m on Instagram at pattyanneart

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