Looking back at a Buck Silhouette

A few years ago I painted a buck silhouette. I love this simple painting and thought it would be fun to share it again.

Happy Sunday, friends! 💜

Buck silhouette watercolor

I sketched the buck first and then dropped in different colors filling in most of the space. I allowed the colors to mix and mingle and didn’t fuss with it. I tapped on my brush to  created a little fun spatter.

While the painting was still damp (not too wet/ not too dry), I sprinkled on some salt. As I recall, I used kosher salt which is flaky and creates these nice large blooms.

After it completely dried, I brushed off the salt to find a beautiful pattern.

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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The sketching goes on…

It’s time for another little peek into my sketchbook. Hope you enjoy. 😀

All of the sketches I’m sharing today were done in ink with no pencil first. This way when a mistake happens I have to ride with it, there’s no going back, only forward.

Happy Thursday, friends!  💚

Poppies ink sketch

A quick sketch of poppies. Trying to keep the petals delicate by not overworking with too many lines.

 

bloom and shine ink sketch

In this sketch I was just playing with ideas and different shapes. I tried to keep it fun and didn’t worry about adding detail. I think allowing things to just flow onto the paper without overthinking is a good way to explore ideas and find your creative voice.

This sketch didn’t get much love on Instagram and that’s ok. To me it’s playful and just makes me happy. After I was finished sketching this one, it lifted my mood the entire evening. I call that a big win. 😊

 

floral ink sketch at the beginning

I started this sketch and got a little bored with it. I think I may go back to it and doodle the leaves or something, that might be fun. I can see that it will need some white gel pen highlights in the center of each flower. Hopefully I can save them.

 

 

garden flowers ink sketch

A bigger drawing this time trying to include more floral shapes and include flowers from different angles.

I have a great book by Peggy Dean that I highly recommend for learning how to draw flowers and leaves,  Botanical Line Drawing. This book has 200 simple step by step examples of how to draw flowers, leaves, cacti, succulents, and many things found in nature. It is awesome!!  🌿🌷 💗

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

Until next time, share a smile and stay excellent!

🌸  Patty Anne  🌸

I’m on Instagram at pattyanneart

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Basking in the Sun watercolor

I have some happy flowers to share with you today.

Happy Sunday, friends!  💚

 

Sunny watercolor daisies painting

Basking in the Sun – 9 x 12 inch Arches hot press watercolor paper

A loose watercolor, just letting go and having fun…

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 shine on!

🌸  Patty Anne  🌸

I’m on Instagram at pattyanneart

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Neon garden sketch

I have a bright floral sketch to share with you today.

Happy Thursday, friends!  💚

 

tombow brush pens

I recently purchased a set of Tombow dual brush pen markers and have been having fun playing with them. These bright citrus colors grabbed my attention.

I just love how bright and intense they are. There’s nothing shy about these markers. 😀

 

bright floral sketch

Neon Garden – 9 x 12 inch bee mixed media sketchbook

I started with the brush pens first to sketch out the flowers. These flowers seem to be my go to lately. They keep following me around and showing up in many of my pieces.

On top of the bright colors, I used a micron pen to build upon the sketch. I really like the combination of both here. Overlapping and drawing outside the colors is a fun way to create. I think it adds movement and more interest.

Thank you for stopping by and following me on this creative journey.

Until next time, sprinkle kindness all around and shine on!

🌸  Patty Anne  🌸

 

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A second look and a new view

A few months ago, I set aside a few paintings that I was unhappy with. I recently pulled them out with the idea of using them as part of a new mosaic project.

My first painting was a seascape in a larger format that didn’t really speak to me. After cutting off part of the painting to create some small square tiles, I had a second look that changed my plan.

misty seashore

This misty seashore emerged and my opinion about this piece suddenly changed.

I was amazed that simply resizing would save this painting. 💙

The second painting of abstract pink tulips, also on the chopping block, was spared as well. 

large format - abstract pink tulips

After focusing on the right half of this painting, I was much happier.

 

abstract pink tulips matted

Still not a favorite piece, but I love the greens and background colors.

Many lessons learned here and two paintings saved.😊

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

Until next time, have a great week and shine on!

🌸 Patty Anne 🌸

 

I’m on Instagram @pattyanneart

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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!  😊

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.

🌸  Patty Anne  🌸

I’m on Instagram @pattyanneart

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