I have a sunny floral to share with you today. These little yellow flowers make me so happy. I hope you enjoy them too. 💛
I had some fun playing in my sketchbook and started with a light pencil sketch. I used my Tombow dual tip brush pens for some bright color.
The small tip of the pen worked well to draw the lavender. I used dark purple and blue to sketch the little petals. Then I used a damp brush with clean water to wet and blend the lavender a little in some areas.
The yellow flowers were a combination of different shades of yellow, light gold, and pale orange. I tried to keep it all very simple here just blending on the page with a little clean water.
When the flowers were dry, I used a blue brush pen to make a bunch of very tiny lines and dots in the center of the flowers. I think yellow always looks so pretty next to blue and purple.
I hope you are making time to do things you enjoy. Until next time, share a smile and sprinkle kindness everywhere.
I planted some lavender in the garden this week. Oh my, the scent was just divine. Today I have a lavender inspired painting to share with you.
Happy Thursday, friends! 💜
For this painting I used my travel watercolors. Things were looking pretty good but I realized it needed more color after looking at the photo above.
It’s important to know when to stop painting but also when it’s time to go back in.
I bumped up the purple and greens and darkened the colors a little.
Ahh, yes much better. 😀
Additional leaves were also added with my liner brush. Some brush strokes were made by dragging the side of the brush across the paper. Others were made with a light touch moving the tip of the brush on the page. It’s a simple thing but it really adds movement and some nice variation.
I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of what you love.
Until next time, share a smile and stay excellent!
A loose and simple lavender painting adding a few little bumbles. As I painted the lavender I left a few places to drop in my little bees. They were painted using the 4 simple steps from my previous post, Painting bees.
I love painting and creating, it is such a joy to share my art with all of you. Thank you for stopping by and following me on this journey. All of your kindness and encouragement means the world to me. 💜
I hope you have great week and do something fun. 😊
I recently visited Leu Gardens in Orlando, Florida while on vacation. It was really nice to spend a quiet afternoon in the garden enjoying nature and taking a few photos along the way. I have a few favorites to share with you today. 🙂
So many flowers on the property to enjoy and lots of inspiration for future paintings.
The lavender caught my eye in the herb garden. ❤
I love how the afternoon sun is shining through the cute little picket fence.
Ahh, and another lavender photo but this one is a soft and romantic.
I didn’t note the name of these gorgeous plants but I was lost in the beauty of the day strolling around and having fun with my best friend.
The extraordinary colors, shapes, and textures blew me away…
I am thrilled with how these photos turned out.
It is always nice to be able to get outside and enjoy nature. I hope you’ve enjoyed these photos and have a chance to slow down and enjoy the beauty all around you.
Thank you for stopping by and following along. I hope you are inspired to create art and do something you love.