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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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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Soft floral watercolor and supplies

A soft pink floral to share today and a view of my painting supplies.

Happy Thursday, friends! ๐Ÿ˜Š

spring flowers watercolor painting

I used a Micron pen to draw a few lines as a base for my floral vines.

I have a serious color crush on the combination of quinacridone rose and yellow ochre. It creates this lovely peachy pink shade. I couldn’t resist and once again had to use it in this painting. ๐Ÿ’—

Now on to my supplies… (well used and quite messy)ย  ๐Ÿ˜‰

watercolor brushes on bunnies

These chop stick holders are great for propping up my brushes.

I love my little bunnies, they are so cute! ๐Ÿฐ

 

watercolor supplies

I use two watercolor palettes and an additional mixing tray.ย  My watercolor paints are a combination of both Winsor & Newton and Daniel Smith brands.

Princeton watercolor brushes are my favorite and I have been slowly replacing my old brushes with them.

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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