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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Blooming love – line and wash

I have a little floral happiness to share with you today. It starts with a watercolor painting and ends with ink sketching.

I hope your day is happy and bright!ย  ๐Ÿ’š

Blooming love watercolor under painting

I started out with a loose floral underpainting.ย  This watercolor has been sitting on my desk waiting for the right inspiration.

There are times when I will jump right in and start sketching after the watercolor has dried and then there are times like this…ย  I needed some time to think and make a few decisions.

Then about a month later I was ready and added the ink sketching below.

Blooming love watercolor and ink painting

12 x 18 inchย  – Bloom my love

“I must have flowers, always,ย and always.”ย  ~ Claude Monet

This time I decided to add some sketching and a few light doodles. Nothing over the top but enough to enhance and add some detail to the piece. I love how the ink wakes everything up.

This is one of my favorite ways to create art. I may consider creating a collection of these to offer for sale in the near future. I have gifted a few pieces of my art but haven’t tried to sell anything yet. Hopefully I will be ready to give that a go sometime soon.

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

Until next time, share a smile and shine on!

๐ŸŒธย  Patty Anneย ย ๐ŸŒธ

I’m on Instagram at pattyanneart

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Botanicals with a large flat brush

My usual go to brush lately has been a large round brush. I decided to dust off my large flat brush and give it a try… something different sounded like fun. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Happy Sunday, friends!ย ๐Ÿ’š

I was inspired to practice painting with a large flat brush after watching aย Whitney Rain Skillshareย class, Modern Watercolor Botanicals for Everyone.

For my paintings I mixed up a few different greens using Daniel Smith watercolors.

green watercolor mixing

I tried to keep things simple at first to see what I could do with this large 1 inch flat brush. I’ve played with a smaller flat brush on occasion but not much with a large one.

 

Foliage watercolor with large brush

Foliage 1 – painted on 6 x 9 inch bee paper

Just trying to create large leaves and vines with the large brush. I also used a smaller flat brush a little here as well. Not a bad start and some nice variation of color.

 

Foliage watercolor with large brush

Foliage 2 – 7 x 10 inch Arches watercolor paper

I love the simplicity with this one. It was a good practice using the brush in multiple ways. You can use the side of the brush for a wide broad stroke or just the thin edge to get a straight fine line. I’m kind of amazed at all of the variation that is possible with this brush.

 

Foliage watercolor with large brush

Foliage 3 – 7 x 10 inch Arches watercolor paper

I also used a few smaller brushes in this piece. Although I like the composition and many of the shapes here, I think I used too many mid tones. It’s about learning and having fun… so I’ll take that as a win.

The better quality Arches paper was nice to use for a change. The cold press has a lovely texture which I really enjoyed.

 

garden floral watercolor with large brush

Garden foliage – 7 x 10 inch Arches watercolor paper

On my final piece I decided to add some pink to indicate flowers. As I’ve said many times before, I just love green and pinks together. #colorcrush

It was a joy playing and painting these botanical pieces. I painted all of them one after the other in about an hour or so. There are times when I fuss over what to paint and work on. This was not one of those times and it felt really good.

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!

๐ŸŒธย  Patty Anneย  ๐ŸŒธ

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Floral ink sketching

A little look into my sketchbook today to see a few recent florals that I’ve been working on.

Happy Sunday, friends! ๐Ÿ’š

floral ink sketch

A little practice trying to compose a pleasing floral design.

Some elements are simple while others are more detailed.

 

flowers and leaves ink sketch

In this sketch, I tried to add more variation in the size and shape of the flowers and leaves.

Tucking elements behind one another was like putting together a puzzle. Including a few peekaboo flowers here and there was really good practice. ๐ŸŒธ

 

floral ink sketch

I started this sketch building from the center with flowers and working my way out. Then I filled in the white space with vines and leaves to balance things out. I always like having a few vines at the top waving hello.

I really like this one, it makes me happy.ย ๐Ÿ’š

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!

๐ŸŒธย  Patty Anneย  ๐ŸŒธ

 

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Neon garden sketch

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

Happy Thursday, friends!ย  ๐Ÿ’š

 

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. ๐Ÿ˜€

 

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!

๐ŸŒธ ย Patty Anneย ย ๐ŸŒธ

 

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Peachy Floral ink doodle

Another watercolor and ink doodle to share with you today.

Happy Thursday, friends! ๐Ÿ’—

Peach floral watercolor underpainting

I started with a floral watercolor underpainting.

Colors used:ย 
Peachy pink (Quinacridone rose + Yellow ochre)
Cobalt teal blue
Prussian blue
Sap green

 

Peachy floral patterns ink and watercolor

Using a micron pen I added floral doodles on top of my painting. I also added a cute little butterfly.ย ย ๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿ˜Šย  To finish things off I used a white gel pen to add some fun polka dots.

This style is a bit wild and loud. I like that my doodles are spontaneous, but it’s easy to end up with too much noise on the page. I really need to work on that…but I love creating this way.

I will be taking a little blogging break and will be back in a week or so.

Until next time, share a smile and shine on! ๐Ÿ’š

๐ŸŒธย  Patty Anneย  ๐ŸŒธ

 

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A little bit of this and that

Today I have a little bit of this and that to share with you.

Happy Sunday, friends! ๐Ÿ’—

sweet little chick sketch

To start off, I have this little cutie from my sketchbook.ย  I have to say, trying to sketch “cute” took more than a few tries.

 

ink doodle pattern practice in circles

A little doodle pattern practice. Starting with a bunch of circles on the page and then filling them in with different patterns.

It’s a great way to try out new doodle patterns to see what you like and what needs more practice.

This was a fun exercise from a doodling class I took on Skillshare a few months ago.

 

Ink sketch - floral

I really like this combination of a sketch with a simple doodle pattern here and there. It’s light and happy.

I used to be caught up in thinking that every sketch had to be realistic and have a lot of detail. I’m finding happiness now without all of that and this sketch is a good reminder.

 

spring bouquet floral watercolor

Lastly, a Spring bouquet. I thought this post could use a splash of color and this painting from last month seemed like the right choice.

I hope you enjoy seeing my work and are inspired to do more of what you love.

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

Until next time, sprinkle kindness all around!ย  ๐Ÿ’š

๐ŸŒธย  Patty Anneย  ๐ŸŒธ

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