Looking back at a summer bouquet

I have a watercolor and ink floral to share today. Another painting that I set aside waiting for the right time to add a final layer of ink.

Happy Sunday, friends! ๐Ÿ’š

summer watercolor under painting

A soft watercolor with happy colors sets the stage.

Big loose shapes painted on Arches hot press watercolor paper.

summer bouquet watercolor and ink

Hot press watercolor paper is smooth and has a nice surface for ink sketching. This paper works really well for this style of art.

I like the addition of ink for a little detail and unexpected doodles. The doodles are fun and just make me happy.๐Ÿ˜€ย There’s always a little risk when adding ink sketching on top but as long as I don’t overthink things or add too much ink, it usually works out well.

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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Owl doodle ink sketch

I have a little owl to share with you today.ย  Hope this silly guy leaves you smiling.

Happy Sunday, friends! ๐Ÿ’—

Silly owl zentangle sketch part 1

I thought it would be a hoot to work on a little owl doodle.ย ๐Ÿ˜‰

A simple owl sketch starts things off and then the fun begins…adding different #zentangle patterns all over.

 

Silly owl zentangle sketch - part 2

A little more completed here and this fella looks like he is wearing his fancy clothes.

 

Silly owl zentangle sketch - final

Darkening the eyes made a difference (always important when painting as well).ย  The addition of a fun pattern on his head worked well. I like how that turned out.

Iย finished this piece a few months ago and set it aside. Recently I pulled it back out and with a fresh eyes decided that this guy needed to make an appearance on my blog.ย ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿฆ‰

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 Anneย ย ๐ŸŒธ

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Floating away with blue and green

Just like that and I’m back to painting leaves.

Floating and flowing blues and greens, calm and soothing. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Hope your day is wonderful, friends! ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ’™

 

watercolor leaves under painting

I started painting using my favorite blues and greens. My plan was floating leaves and vines.

Funny thing happened though, as I was painting I realized that I had the direction of the leaves all wrong. I decided to continue on anyway and just go with it.

Hmm, what to do…

After it dried, I flipped my sketchbook around to see if that would help.

floating leaves watercolor ink sketch

 

It looked promising so I continued on. Using a #micronpen size 005, I added simple shapes and lines and then it all started to come together.

I’m glad I didn’t give up on this one.

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 ย ๐ŸŒธ

find me on Instagram @pattyanneart

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Coffee Floral painting

A little coffee floral to share with you today.

Hope your day is wonderful, friends! ๐Ÿ’š โ˜•๏ธ

Coffee floral under painting

I used my large round (#14) and small liner brush(#2) for this coffee under painting. I am able to get a lot of variety with these two brushes and I love this combination.

Coffee takes a while to dry, especially the dark thicker areas. I recommend letting the painting dry overnight.

 

Coffee Floral painting with ink detail

11x 15 inch Coffee Floral

I decided to add some fun with a little doodle sketching like I’ve done in previous watercolor florals. For this painting I used both Micron and Uni-ball deluxe pens.

I’m having more and more fun experimenting and creating coffee art. ๐Ÿ˜โ˜•๏ธ

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

Until next time, share a smile and stay excellent.

๐ŸŒธ Patty Anne ๐ŸŒธ

Little birdies this week

I have a couple watercolor birdies to share with you today.ย  These little cuties were simple and fun. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Happy Sunday, friends! ๐Ÿ’š

 

birdie watercolor under painting

A little birdie under painting, wet on wet dropping in different colors. I didn’t sketch anything first, just an oval shape for my bird and a flat oval for the top of the pot below him.

 

fun little watercolor birdie

I added some ink detail with a few different colored micron pens. Then I sprinkled some joyful feathers, hearts, and flowers all over.

 

birdie sketching eyes and feathers

I wanted my second bird to be looking up and have a different type of eye. Here I was playing around trying to find a cute shape that I could easily duplicate. I also wanted a few soft feathers and so I worked on that a little bit too.

 

birdie on a branch watercolor

This little sweetie started off in the same way as the first bird. I decided to change up the colors on this one and to have him surrounded by flowers on a branch.

I tried to keep it soft and so I only added small ink touches. I like how the bird kind of blends into the tree. I kept the detail to a minimum so that it would be a little dreamy.

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 stay excellent!

๐ŸŒธย  Patty Anneย  ย ๐ŸŒธ

#worldwatercolormonth … it’s going on now ๐Ÿ˜€

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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

 

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The sketching goes on…

It’s time for another little peek into my sketchbook. Hope you enjoy. ๐Ÿ˜€

All of the sketches I’m sharing today were done in ink with no pencil first. This way when a mistake happens I have to ride with it, there’s no going back, only forward.

Happy Thursday, friends!ย  ๐Ÿ’š

Poppies ink sketch

A quick sketch of poppies. Trying to keep the petals delicate by not overworking with too many lines.

 

bloom and shine ink sketch

In this sketch I was just playing with ideas and different shapes. I tried to keep it fun and didn’t worry about adding detail. I think allowing things to just flow onto the paper without overthinking is a good way to explore ideas and find your creative voice.

This sketch didn’t get much love on Instagramย and that’s ok. To me it’s playful and just makes me happy. After I was finished sketching this one, it lifted my mood the entire evening. I call that a big win. ๐Ÿ˜Š

 

floral ink sketch at the beginning

I started this sketch and got a little bored with it. I think I may go back to it and doodle the leaves or something, that might be fun. I can see that it will need some white gel pen highlights in the center of each flower. Hopefully I can save them.

 

 

garden flowers ink sketch

A bigger drawing this time trying to include more floral shapes and include flowers from different angles.

I have a great book by Peggy Dean that I highly recommend for learning how to draw flowers and leaves,ย ย Botanical Line Drawing. This book has 200 simple step by step examples of how to draw flowers, leaves, cacti, succulents, and many things found in nature. It is awesome!!ย ย ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒทย ๐Ÿ’—

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 ย Patty Anneย ย ๐ŸŒธ

I’m on Instagram at pattyanneart

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