Closing out Inktober fun

I have a few more sketches to share as we close out #Inktober2020.

Hope you have a wonderful day friends! ๐Ÿ’š

Simple leaves with fun patterns

Inspired by all of the falling leaves, I worked on some simple leaf shapes filled with fun #doodle patterns.

Inked vase sketch

A pretty vase with some happy flowers. ๐ŸŒธ

Ink Doodle sketching patterns

I played a bit more with patterns on this piece. This time using purple and blue micron pens. I think these colors really add to the fun here.

I always love how this type of sketch ends up surprising me. I wasn’t sure about a few of the patterns but kept going forward and ended up really liking the results.

Sweet girls ink sketch

Oh these girls just make me smile. I love to play in my sketchbook with these sweet characters.

Floral sketch on dark paper

I have a small pad of 6 x 6 inch black mixed media paper. Using my silver uniball signo pen, I sketched out a quick little floral. I just love the contrast and how the design seems to jump off the page.

Although my sketches are quite simple, I’m always learning and exploring new ideas. I really think that daily sketching even just 10 to 15 minutes a day leads to more growth and creativity.

I hope you enjoyed this little walk through my sketchbook.

Until next time, share a smile and shine on!

๐ŸŒธ Patty Anne ๐ŸŒธ

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Chickadee family watercolor

I’ve been working on a chickadee painting the last few weeks. I thought it would be fun to show you how it came together.

Happy Sunday, friends! ๐Ÿ’š

watercolor bird sketch
watercolor bird sketch

I sketched out the birds and branch first.

adding color to the the chickadees

Then I started by painting the chickadee family.

For the darkest color I mixed up Daniel Smith Paynes Gray + Ultramarine Blue + Burnt Sienna Light (going heavy on the Paynes Gray). It took a few washes of paint to build up the dark areas on the head and neck. It’s really important to get that detail right.

adding watercolor background

Next up was the background. I thought about it for a while and decided to go with some loose flowers and leaves. It was a nice base but needed much more color.

family time - chickadee watercolor

Trying to be fearless, I jumped back in with more paint to boost the background color. I just love how that wakes thing up.

close up of the little ones

I will finish with a close up view of these cute little guys. I just love how they turned out.

I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of what you love. Keep playing and having fun. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Until next time, share a smile and stay excellent!

๐ŸŒธ Patty Anne ๐ŸŒธ

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Painting with a large flat brush

It’s starting to feel like Fall and I am loving it. This is my favorite time of year.

I’ve been busy getting ready for a very special bridal shower next weekend but found time to do a little painting. ๐ŸŒฟ

Botanical Blues - large brush watercolor

Botanical Blues 9 x 12 inch

I used a large 1″ flat brush for this painting. The paper is mixed media and pretty smooth. I like the simplicity and color combination.

Large watercolor leaves with Flat brush

This is a similar style painting from last year on Arches cold press watercolor paper. I was able to achieve some nice texture with this one. Paper choice does make a difference.

Fall mums on the deck

Some pretty Fall mums to add some cheer to this post and my deck.

Pretty buds up close

Hello beautiful buds!

A little close up with my iPhone. The colors and shapes are so inspiring. So many clusters of tiny flowers getting ready to sing and dance.

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

Until next time, share a smile and shine on!

๐ŸŒธ Patty Anne ๐ŸŒธ

Making and sharing watercolor cards

I have been making more cards with my watercolor cutouts. It’s a joyful process for me and I hope my creations bring you a smile.

Happy Sunday, friends! ๐Ÿ’š

watercolor flowers and leaves

I always start with a few of my painted flowers and leaves. They work quite well for card making.

I add a little ink detail and outline each piece to create a nice shape.ย  It’s amazing the difference a little ink can make.

Tip: When I cut out the watercolor pieces I leave a tiny paper border around the ink outlined shape.

 

notecard - watercolor flower cutouts

Blank cards with envelopes are easy to find online or in the craft store.

I like the simplicity of a just few pieces on each card.

flower card - watercolor cutouts

It’s fun toย  play around with the arrangement using different pieces until I find something I like. Then using a glue stick, I secure the pieces down and place a heavy book on top to add a little pressure.

Tip: Baby wipes are by my side for my hands…. I don’t do sticky very well. ๐Ÿ˜Š

 

watercolor card cutouts

What I love about making and sharing cards using my art is that they are part of me.

A gift from the heart shared with family and friends is a special thing. ๐Ÿ’—

I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of what you love. Always remember that art is for everyone.

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

๐ŸŒธย  Patty Anneย  ๐ŸŒธ

 

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Flowering tree with ink doodles

I just love a flowering tree and today I have one to share with you. ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ

Happy Sunday, friends! ๐Ÿ’š

It started with the simple idea of painting a tree… and so out came the watercolors.

 

watercolor tree under painting

A playful tree full of swirls became my under painting. I decided on a rainbow of colors for this one.

When I finished I set the painting aside for a while. I like to think about the sketching a little before diving in. That happens quite often.ย  ๐Ÿ˜‰

 

flowering tree watercolor and ink doodles

I started playing with different flower doodles and added with some leaves. I really like the contrast of the loud flowers on top with the quiet playful flowers falling to the ground.

Although this piece is really all about the flowers, I love the color and texture of the tree trunk.

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

Until next time, share a smile and stay excellent!

๐ŸŒธย  Patty Anneย  ๐ŸŒธ

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Tiny Squares – watercolor and ink

I have another tiny squares project to share with you today. I wanted something simple and fun this week. These little squares were just what I needed.

Happy Sunday, friends! ๐Ÿ’™

 

watercolor tiny squares

I started with a couple rows of watercolor squares in light blue, gray, and brown.

No measuring, just playing and trying to paint a few rows of little squares.

To bump up the brown, I added a coffee wash on top of the light brown watercolor.

 

watercolor and ink tiny squares

Just a simple sketch in each little square to finish things off.

I just love this type of project…joyful little squares. Maybe that should have been the title of my post.

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

Until next time, take care and be well.

๐ŸŒธย  Patty Anneย  ๐ŸŒธ

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Be gentle with yourself

Be gentle with yourself, you’re doing the best you can.

I love this quote and need to do just that.

Happy Thursday, friends! ๐Ÿ’—

Teapot ink Doodle

I was looking back at my earlier work and found this little teapot doodle.

I’m not sure why I didn’t share it earlier, it’s pretty cute. ๐Ÿ˜

 

daisy ink doodle

A simple little daisy doodle using a sepia micron pen. I love that warm sepia color.

Just a short post today, it’s been a busy week. I will be taking a little blogging break. I seem to need to catch my breath every few months.

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  ๐ŸŒธ

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Inktober sketching this week

A quick post today with a few more #Inktober sketches to share.

Hope you are having a wonderful day, friends! ๐Ÿ’š

 

little mushroom ink sketch

A sweet little mushroom sketch.ย  I can imagine a little tea party happening here. โ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿญ

 

Tufted titmouse ink sketch

I always love sketching birds. For this little cutie,ย  I tried to limit the lines and make them more deliberate. On the piece of wood, though, I used more lines. I like that contrast in this sketch.

 

christmas ornament ink sketch

A little ornament sketch. I really like how clean and simple this is. Something about it just makes me smile. I think I will use it for one of my Christmas cards this year. ๐ŸŽ„

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

Until next time, share a smile and stay excellent!

๐ŸŒธย  Patty Anneย ๐ŸŒธ

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A walk through my sketchbook

I’m opening up my sketchbook today. A little walk through to share a few of my recent botanical line drawings.

Hope your day is wonderful!ย  ๐Ÿ’š

 

ink sketching ideas for painting borders

This simple design inspired a few of my recent paintings.

 

 

plants and succulent ink sketching

Thinking about plantsย and succulents one evening and then these little mini sketches happened.ย  ๐ŸŒฟ

 

garden blooms ink sketch

Another practice with a few simple shapes.

 

ink sketching vines

More leaves and vines just because they make me happy.

 

ink sketching ideas for painting borders

A lovely sketch that makes me think of an invitation or announcement of some kind.

It’s always fun to play and practice in my sketchbook. I hope you enjoyed seeing what I’ve been up to.

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

Until next time, share a smile and shine on!

๐ŸŒธย  Patty Anneย ย ๐ŸŒธ

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