It all started with a sketch. I enjoy sitting down with my sketchbook and playing with floral designs.
Happy Sunday friends! 😊
I decided to work on a painting inspired by my floral sketch.
My first watercolor wash, a light layer of petals and leaves.
I continued on with a few more layers of color making sure each was dry before starting the next. The key is that each layer of color added gets a little darker.
Transparent petals and leaves completed.
The flowers are much larger than in the sketch but I like that. 🌸
I had so much fun with the first painting that later in the week I gave it another try.
This painting has a few more flowers and transparent leaves. I like how the overlapping leaves create movement and interest. Pink and green together is a favorite of mine so I stayed with that combination. This second painting has a playfulness that makes me happy.
It was fun using my sketch as a guide and letting each painting take me where it wanted to go. I hope you enjoyed seeing my work and that my flowers brighten your day.
Until next time, share a smile and have a wonderful week.
A little ink sketching today. Having fun with flowers and vines.
Since I started doodling a while back, I stopped worrying about making mistakes while sketching and just going with it. I think that has really helped me loosen up and sketch freely. I also try to keep in mind that not every sketch is going to work out and that is part of learning and growing.
I surprised myself with these ink florals. I just love how they turned out. I catch myself looking at them and saying, wow I did that! 🙂
July Floral – 9 x 12 inch Canson Mix Media sketch book
For each of the flowers I started in the center and worked my way out. After dropping the flowers in place, I added the vines and leaves. I used a .03 Micron pen for the sketch and a .005 for the detail.
Another quick floral sketch just before adding detail.
I’ve been trying to add enough detail without going overboard. If I let myself go I will add too much and it will look a bit harsh.
Blooms and Vines – 9 x 12 inch Canson Mix Media sketchbook
I hope you are inspired to create art and do what you love. Thank you for stopping by and following along. Until next time, share a smile and spread kindness all around.
Today I have 3 paintings inspired by watercolor artist, Jean Haines.
No sketching, just paint on paper.
Big shapes and lots of juicy color.
Trying to simply enjoy the painting process and play with color. ❤
The petals were painted with different shades of red. I dropped in more color here and there, big strokes and no fussing. While the petals were still wet, I painted the center of each flower blue. I encouraged the paint in the center of each flower to mingle with the petals by tilting the paper and also touching the center edge of the wet red petals with the blue paint.
A little clean water helped soften and ruffle the outer edges. I like how that turned out.
I connected the flowers in each painting by simply pulling a little red paint from flower to flower.
Each 6 x 9 inch painting came together quickly. It was fun to paint the same thing a few times in a row. I found that I learned a little something new with each painting.
I hope you enjoy seeing my work and are inspired to create art and do something you love. The Erin Hanson quote below inspires me, I hope it inspires you as well…
What if I fall?
Oh, but my darling, what if you fly?
Thank you for stopping by and following along. Until next time, have a great week. 🙂