Quiet Thursday – ink floral

A floral doodle and my inkspiration photo for you today.
This post is rather quiet. The doodle, well… not so much.

Happy Thursday! πŸ™‚

Floral ink doodle

 

While looking for something fun to sketch, this lovely red flower caught my eye. I snapped the photo below with my phone while visiting Leu Gardens this spring. A nice flower to sketch with some interesting shapes.

 

Floral inkspiration

I hope you are inspired to create art and do something you love.

Thank you for stopping by and following along.

Happy Painting! ❀

Patty Anne

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Quiet Thursday – Magnolia branch

A Magnolia inspired watercolor today πŸ™‚

Happy Thursday!

Magnolia branch watercolor
Magnolia branch 12 x 18 inch

Some big loose shapes with little detail. I decided to update my blog header with this watercolor. Something about this painting just makes me happy.

Thank you for stopping by and following along.Β  I hope you are inspired to create art and do something you love.

Happy Painting!

Patty Anne

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Pink Daisy watercolor

I’ve always had a special place in my heart for daisies or any flower that resembles a daisy. πŸ™‚

A happy little flower that just makes me smile. I hope it makes you smile as well.

Pink Daisy – painted on 6 x 9 inch bee watercolor paper (painting #748)

Pink Daisy in progress

IΒ  snapped a photo part way through the painting process. Adding more darks and a bright background really wakes up this painting.

I am a big fan of pink and green together so I decided to splash on a bright green background.

Pink Daisy watercolor

 

As I was gathering my thoughts for this post, I remembered a little pink daisy that I painted back in 2015.  I was just getting started painting on a regular basis, this was painting number #19. ❀

pink daisy watercolor

It is important for me to keep moving forward but it feels good to look back and see how far I’ve come. I hope it also provides inspiration for others that might want to give watercolor painting a try.

Thank you for stopping by and following along. I hope you have a great week and find time to do something you love.

Happy Painting!

Patty Anne

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Backyard Nuthatch

A frequent visitor to my backyard is the sweet Nuthatch.Β  This cute little bird is always fun to watch balancing on the feeder or creeping around on a tree trunk in search of food.

Backyard Nuthatch photo

This guy was pretty vocal. I just love this pic. ❀

 

Nuthatch in a tree

This fella was on a mission bouncing around on a tree trunk. πŸ™‚

 

White-breasted Nuthatch
Nuthatch watercolor

 

I decided to combine both of my photos for this painting and tried to capture the cute expression of the sweet Nuthatch in the first photo.

I started off with a light pencil sketch and then added a little detail with a black Micron pen.Β I continued with watercolor building up color and adding definition to my bird and branch.Β  At this point, I was quite happy and thought I was finished.

but …

Later I took a few photos of my painting and it became quite clear that it really needed more color. I decided to go for it and really punch up the blues.

Ahh.. that’s better. πŸ™‚ That color boost really made a difference.

White-breasted Nuthatch final
Nuthatch watercolorΒ 

Watercolor Tip:

Viewing a photo of your work can help you see where you need to add additional detail or more color.

I hope you enjoy seeing my art and my backyard friends. Thank you for stopping by and following along. Until next time, have a great week and do something you love!

Happy Painting!

Patty Anne

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Thursday – Sunflowers

Sending a little sunshine your way today with some happy flowers. πŸ™‚

Sunflowers watercolor
Sunflowers

9 x 12 inch Saunders watercolor paper

Hope you have a great weekend and find time to do something you love.

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

Happy Painting!

Patty Anne

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Simple Petals & Leaves

It is always fun to play and practice.

A few simple flowers and leaves with my favorite Dagger brush. ❀

For this practice, I limited the colors used and tried to limit the number of brush strokes on each flower. At first I was a little disappointed that I could not master the rose shape but what I realized after playing around a while is that I actually like the irregular shapes best.

Simple Roses
Simple Roses

Bud
I started at the base of the flower putting pressure on the brush and pulling up toward the top,Β  then the same thing on the other side to complete the bud shape.

Leaves
While the bud was still wet, I tried to cradle it with green leaves. Starting at the base with smaller strokes, I pulled upward to create little leaves on both sides.

Stem
The last step was simply painting the stem by starting at the base of the bud/leaves and pulling down to create a fine line.

 

Simple petals and leaves
Simple petals and leaves

I loosened up after a while and then tried some other playful shapes. I really like how they turned out.

 

Simple Roses and buds

For this practice piece, I added a blue sky and played a little more.
Nothing complicated, just a few joyful flowers. πŸ™‚

I think it is important to allow yourself time to play…it helps keep things interesting and fun.

Rose buds
Rose buds –Β  6 x 9 inch watercolor on Bee paper

For this final painting, I kept things soft and loose. I really love this painting and plan on giving it to a very special couple.

I hope you enjoy seeing my work and are inspired to create art and do something you love. Thank you for stopping by and following along. Until next time, have a great week!

Happy Painting!

Patty Anne

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Thursday – Ink Doodle

Sending smiles and a happy doodle your way today. πŸ™‚

This fun doodle I worked on while waiting for my flight at the airport last week. It was a nice way to relax and pass the time…

Ink Doodle - Leaves
Ink Doodle – Leaves

5.5 x 8.5 inch Canson Mix Media sketchbook

Hope you have a great weekend and do something fun!

Happy Doodling!

Patty Anne

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