Spring flowers and birds

I have a few recent paintings to share today inspired by nature’s beautiful gifts.

Happy Sunday, friends! ๐Ÿ’š

 

birdie watercolor

A sweet little birdie watercolor with just a touch of ink.

 

garden blooms watercolor

Watercolor floral with my favorite soft spring colors.

Flowers and birds always make me happy.ย  I hope they brighten your day as well.

I will probably cut back to one blog post a week for a while. I need to slow down a little but I will continue to paint and sketch. You can find me (and hopefully follow me) on Instagram at pattyanneart.

Until next time, take care and be well!

๐ŸŒธย  Patty Anne Artย  ๐ŸŒธ

An evening of abstract landscapes

I have another round of watercolor landscapes to share today.

Happyย  Thursday, friends! ๐Ÿ’™

abstract landscape watercolor painting

I started off working in my 7 x 10 inch watercolor sketchbook.

Using a large round brush (#12), I wet the paper with some clean water. Then dipped my damp brush into the paint and applied the color in large bold strokes. The wet paint on wet paper creates a nice bleed and color movement. Watching the color move across the paper is always very exciting.

In both paintings I used a limited palette of three colors: Prussian Blue, Yellow Ochre, and Payne’s Gray.

 

abstract watercolor landscape

For the second painting, I used an 11 x 15 inch piece of watercolor paper. I decided to go a little larger with this one. Painting on large paper is a different experience. There’s more room to be expressive and have fun with your brush and that feels great. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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

Until next time, stay safe and be well!

๐ŸŒธย  Patty Anneย  ๐ŸŒธ

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Watercolor Landscape practice continues

I have another landscape practice to share with you today. I’m trying to paint at least one landscape a week in an effort to improve my confidence and skills.

Happy Thursday, friends! ๐Ÿ’š

 

landscape watercolor painting

Browsing the September 2019 edition of “Paint & Draw Watercolour” magazine, I was inspired by Jem Bowden’s landscape painting and tips.

I am starting to feel a little more confident with each landscape. I like the depth I was able to achieve in this painting. I think I’m moving in the right direction. As they say, practice makes progress.ย  yay!

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

Until next time, share a smile and shine on!

ย ๐ŸŒธย  ย Patty Anneย  ๐ŸŒธ

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Thursday – calm and soothing blues

A few calm and soothing images to share with you today. ๐Ÿ’™

Hope you enjoy…

Ocean blues photo

Soothing ocean blues

 

At the beach photo

Sandy beach blues

 

Tahoe Peace

Lake Tahoe blues

 

Until next time, sending love and prayers for better days ahead.

๐ŸŒธย  Patty Anneย  ๐ŸŒธ

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Watercolor leaves collage

I cut out some leaf shapes from one of my practice paintings and had fun with a simple collage.

Happy Thursday, friends! ๐Ÿ˜Š

Collage Watercolor painting of Leaves

I selected a dark piece of scrapbook paper for the background so that my leaves would stand out. After playing around with the arrangement, I glued down the pieces leaving some space between them.

For this piece I decided to keep things simple and not add any ink or other embellishments. I really like this simple design.

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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Pink and Gray Floral Doodle

I have a happy pink and gray doodle sketch to share today.

Happy Sunday, friends! ๐ŸŒธ

 

Pink and Gray watercolor under paintingย 

I started out with a soft watercolor under painting. Multiple layers of pink and gray creating a little floral pattern.

I set my painting aside and thought about it a while. Before adding ink sketching I like to wait until I have a general plan and some quiet time.

About a week later I pulled out my pens and had some fun.

 

Pink and Gray floral doodles

7 x 10 inch Pink and Gray Floral Swirls

I like how the swirls were easily transformed into roses with some curved lines. The playful leaves really worked out well and kind of guide your eyes upward. ๐Ÿ˜€

ย It always feels good when things come together at the end. I love how the ink sketching wakes up the painting and brings on the happy. ๐Ÿ’—

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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Thursday – a little ink sketching

I’ve been trying to spend more time playing in my sketchbook. Sometimes I start with a plan and other times I just go where the pen takes me. ๐Ÿ˜€

Happy Thursday, friends! ๐Ÿ’š

pretty floral with cross hatching

With this sketch I started with a few big flowers and then added some vines. I’m a big fan of peek a boo leaves and had to include a few of them as well.

I haven’t used cross hatching very much and decided to add a little in the center. I like how it pushed the flowers forward and made them pop.

 

leaves and patterns ink sketchj

More play with leaves this time using a sepia micron pen. I just love that warm color.

When I’m sketching with ink the best rule for me is to not stress over mistakes and not “fix” mistakes. Trying to fix mistakes only seems to make them stand out more. I seem to do a better job if I try to make deliberate stokes and then just go with the flow.

 

round patterns ink sketch

Layered circles with doodle patterns. Just having fun and not overthinking things.

Playing and experimenting is really what my sketchbook is all about.

 

garden ink sketch

One last page of garden inspired doodles for today.

I hope you enjoyed this little walk through my sketchbook.

Until next time, share a smile and stay excellent!

๐ŸŒธ Patty Anneย  ๐ŸŒธ

You can see more of my artwork on Instagram @pattyanneart