Collage floral bouquet

I put together a floral collage recently and am very excited to share it with you today.

Happy Sunday, friends! ๐Ÿ’—๐ŸŒบ

 

collage flowers - cut out shapes

After a Skillshare class by Claire Picard,

Art Collage – Create a Beautiful Paper Rose Bouquet,

I couldn’t wait to get started on my project.

I had some pretty pink scrapbook paper that I used to cut out shapes for my roses. I started by playing around with flower shapes to see what I liked. Then I got pretty excited, I can do this!

A light gray scrapbook paper was a nice contract to the pink flowers so I used that for the background.

 

Collage floral planning

The leaf shapes that I cut out:

Dark brown leaves – from a Christmas card
Bigger white leaves – from one of my ink sketches
Small light brown leaves – from a paper lunch bag

Once I had a nice design arranged, I took a picture of it so that I could refer back to it as I worked to glue things in place.

One lesson learned is that I will need a different type of glue next time around. Claire used PVA glue. She painted it on each piece and glued things down with ease.

I used a glue stick and it was quite a challenge. I’m not a fan of sticky fingers. ๐Ÿ˜ So that will part of my process will need to change.

 

Collage floral glued down

I glued down the flowers first and then worked my way out to the leaves.

Next a little ink detail pulled the piece together.

 

Collage floral art

The final touch was using a white pen for additional bouquet filler.

It was so much fun putting this piece together and I love how it turned out. I am excited about the many ways in which I can combine watercolor painting and ink sketching in another creative way.

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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Christmas Card Collage

I decided to switch things up and try something new. I recently enrolled in a Skillshare class on Collage Art, Collage & Go.ย  For the class project,ย  I thought it would be fun to use some Christmas cards and scrapbook paper that I had on hand.

Happy Sunday, friends! ๐Ÿ’š

Christmas card collage start

I cut out some circle shapes and then cut the circles in half.

After arranging the half circles in rows,ย  I simply glued them down using a glue stick.

 

Christmas collage art project

Wishing you Peace

After adding a few more small pieces,ย  it was time for a little detail. I cut out the word Peace for the top and added a few ink doodles.

I had a lot of fun putting this collage together and just love all of the little birds. When I finished I noticed the words on the page, Wishing you Peace.ย  I just love that!

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

I’m on Instagram at pattyanneart

Purple bouquet watercolor and ink

I have a watercolor and ink floral to share with you today.

Happy Thursday, friends! ๐Ÿ’œ

 

rose bouquet watercolor under painting

Roses are purple – 11 x 15 Canson watercolor paper

A few weeks ago I painted this watercolor bouquet.

I used my favorite large round #14 and small liner brush on this piece. Some pretty purple and blue flowers I thought would be nice in this painting.

Sometimes I am ready to start right away with ink sketching but that wasn’t the case this time. I waited until I had some quiet time and a basic plan for the sketch.purple roses bouquet watercolor and ink painting

I used a few different waterproof pens with different size tips (05, 01, 005) for this sketch. It’s nice to vary the line weight. Sometimes a thicker line is needed and other times a delicate thin line is ideal. I keep my pens by my side and switch them up as I go.

For this type of sketching, I like to outline some things and ignore others. I think that keeps it more lively and often the things I ignore stay active in the background.

 

watercolor painting setup

This is view of my watercolor setup. It’s a little messy but I wanted to show you my arrangement. I use a mix of Winsor & Newton and Daniel Smith watercolors.

The mixing area is easily cleaned with a wet issue. It looks like I need to take care of that before my next painting. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I will be taking a little blogging break but will be back in a week or so.

Until next time, share a smile and stay excellent!

๐ŸŒธ  Patty Anne  ๐ŸŒธ

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Botanical watercolor and ink

A little watercolor and ink fun to share with you today.

Happy Sunday, friends!ย  ๐Ÿ’š

 

watercolor leaves under painting

I started off with a base layer of of leaves in different shades of green.

At this point I decided to add in some playful ink lines and detail.

Although I was happy with the addition of a little sketching on top, it was still a bit dull and boring. I wish I had a photo to show you what this second step looked like…

 

floating leaves watercolor and ink painting

I decided another layer of watercolor was needed. The painting was too flat and dull. Since I was using 140 lb. watercolor paper I knew that it could handle more paint. I used a waterproof pen so I wasn’t worried about the ink bleeding.

I bumped up the greens and added some bright yellow and blue. Sometimes going back in with more paint can be a little scary but I knew this one really needed it.

As I found with this painting, there are always creative decisions to make along the way and something to learn from each painting. My plan is to just keep on painting, learning,ย  and having fun.

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 ย ๐ŸŒธ

find me on Instagram @pattyanneart

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Blooming Doodle walk through

I have a little walk through of my blooming doodle to share today.

Hope your day is wonderful! ๐Ÿ’š

initial sketch for zentangle

Starting off with a basic drawing of floral shapes for this doodle.

I like having some overlapping pieces that make it more interesting.

 

floral zentangle ink sketch step 2

After I select a pattern, I try to use it in a few sections near each other.

 

floral zentangle ink sketch part 3

With some trial and error I have found that I like a variety of light and dark areas in my doodles.

I’m still playing and learning as I go…

 

floral zentangle ink sketch part 4

It slowly starts to take shape as more areas are filled in. In this piece I used few different pen sizes, 04, 02, and 005.

 

 

floral zentangle ink sketch 5

Sometimes the patterns end up a bit different than planned but that’s ok. There are no rules in doodling and that always feels good.

This type of art is fun and relaxing. I love having a piece in progress that I can pick up and work on in the evening.

 

floral zentangle ink sketch

Blooming Doodle –ย  7 x 10 inch Canson mixed media

The final piece makes me happy.ย ๐Ÿ˜Šย This type of post is always fun for me to put together. I hope you enjoyed it as well.

Thank you for stopping by and following along.

Until next time, share a smile and stay excellent!

๐ŸŒธย  Patty Anneย ย ย ๐ŸŒธ

 

I’m on Instagram @pattyanneart

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Botanicals with a large flat brush

My usual go to brush lately has been a large round brush. I decided to dust off my large flat brush and give it a try… something different sounded like fun. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Happy Sunday, friends!ย ๐Ÿ’š

I was inspired to practice painting with a large flat brush after watching aย Whitney Rain Skillshareย class, Modern Watercolor Botanicals for Everyone.

For my paintings I mixed up a few different greens using Daniel Smith watercolors.

green watercolor mixing

I tried to keep things simple at first to see what I could do with this large 1 inch flat brush. I’ve played with a smaller flat brush on occasion but not much with a large one.

 

Foliage watercolor with large brush

Foliage 1 – painted on 6 x 9 inch bee paper

Just trying to create large leaves and vines with the large brush. I also used a smaller flat brush a little here as well. Not a bad start and some nice variation of color.

 

Foliage watercolor with large brush

Foliage 2 – 7 x 10 inch Arches watercolor paper

I love the simplicity with this one. It was a good practice using the brush in multiple ways. You can use the side of the brush for a wide broad stroke or just the thin edge to get a straight fine line. I’m kind of amazed at all of the variation that is possible with this brush.

 

Foliage watercolor with large brush

Foliage 3 – 7 x 10 inch Arches watercolor paper

I also used a few smaller brushes in this piece. Although I like the composition and many of the shapes here, I think I used too many mid tones. It’s about learning and having fun… so I’ll take that as a win.

The better quality Arches paper was nice to use for a change. The cold press has a lovely texture which I really enjoyed.

 

garden floral watercolor with large brush

Garden foliage – 7 x 10 inch Arches watercolor paper

On my final piece I decided to add some pink to indicate flowers. As I’ve said many times before, I just love green and pinks together. #colorcrush

It was a joy playing and painting these botanical pieces. I painted all of them one after the other in about an hour or so. There are times when I fuss over what to paint and work on. This was not one of those times and it felt really good.

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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Spring tulips and painting decisions

It started with a loose painting of tulips in soft pastel colors…๐ŸŒท

Happy Thursday, friends! ๐Ÿ˜ŠPastel tulips watercolor painting

My initial plan was that this would be an under painting for some ink sketching later.

but then I had second thoughts…

Now I have to consider where to go from here.

  • Continue on with watercolor and further develop the tulips
  • Stop at this point and keep the loose abstract feel
  • Add a little ink sketching detail
  • Add some playful doodle sketching

What choice would you make?

I will probably call this done for now and revisit it later.

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 sprinkle kindness all around.

๐ŸŒธย  Patty Anneย ๐ŸŒธ

 

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