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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Playful Pink watercolor and ink

I have some fun pink flowers to share with you today.ย  Hope your day is sunny and bright.

Happy Thursday, friends! ย ๐Ÿ’š

playful pink floral watercolor and ink

Playful Pink Floralย  – 6 x 9 inch bee watercolor paper 140 lb

After painting my flowers and leaves, I used a micron pen to add some detail and a few doodles. The watercolor paper I used was only somewhat smooth and I found sketching on it was a bit difficult. I should have done a better job planning but in the end it worked out fine.

Tip:ย ย If your paper is not smooth, it will really eat up the tip of your pen. A better choice for me would have been to use a mixed media paper or possibly a hot press watercolor paper (which has a super smooth surface).

I love the combination of watercolor and ink together. I really like the light blue next to the pink in this piece. My flowers simple and playful… and that just makes me happy. ๐Ÿ˜Š

I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of what you love. Thank you for stopping by and following along.

Until next time, share a smile and shine on!

๐ŸŒธ Patty Anneย  ๐ŸŒธ

 

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Having fun painting leaves

I have some simple leaves to share withย you today. I always enjoy painting leaves and find it to be quite relaxing.

Happy Sunday, friends!ย ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒฟย 

 

pastel leaves - watercolor painting

I played with different colors and brushes in this painting. Each stem is angled in a different direction creating a fun pattern of leaves.

 

pastel painting - watercolor painting

Another attempt in a similar style, just enjoying the process without worrying about results.

It kind of reminds me of wallpaper or fabric design.

 

lovely leaves

Painting leaves is a good way to practice brush strokes.

Using more or less pressure on your brush as you paint allows you to vary the shape of your leaves. More pressure equals a wider area and less pressure a narrow area. Combining both in one stroke can create some nice results with a little practice.

I hope you enjoy seeing my work and are inspired to create and have fun. 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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Pink Lily watercolor doodle

I have a fun watercolor and ink doodle to share today.

Happy Thursday, friends! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’š

Pink Lily watercolor underpaintingย 

A few of my favorite things to paint…flowers and leaves.

I used a big round #12 brush for my watercolor underpainting. Then the decision was to keep painting adding more detail or stop painting and proceed later with ink.

I decided to go forward with ink sketching using a Micron pen.

Pink Lily watercolor doodle sketch

Pink Lilies – 12 x 18 inch

I like how the ink wakes up the flowers and the doodles add a little extra fun.

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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A second look and a new view

A few months ago, I set aside a few paintings that I was unhappy with. I recently pulled them out with the idea of using them as part of a new mosaic project.

My first painting was a seascape in a larger format that didn’t really speak to me. After cutting off part of the painting to create some small square tiles, I had a second look that changed my plan.

misty seashore

This misty seashore emerged and my opinion about this piece suddenly changed.

I was amazed that simply resizing would save this painting. ๐Ÿ’™

The second painting of abstract pink tulips, also on the chopping block, was spared as well.ย 

large format - abstract pink tulips

After focusing on the right half of this painting, I was much happier.

 

abstract pink tulips matted

Still not a favorite piece, but I love the greens and background colors.

Many lessons learned here and two paintings saved.๐Ÿ˜Š

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

Until next time, have a great week and shine on!

๐ŸŒธ Patty Anneย ๐ŸŒธ

 

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Peachy Floral ink doodle

Another watercolor and ink doodle to share with you today.

Happy Thursday, friends! ๐Ÿ’—

Peach floral watercolor underpainting

I started with a floral watercolor underpainting.

Colors used:ย 
Peachy pink (Quinacridone rose + Yellow ochre)
Cobalt teal blue
Prussian blue
Sap green

 

Peachy floral patterns ink and watercolor

Using a micron pen I added floral doodles on top of my painting. I also added a cute little butterfly.ย ย ๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿ˜Šย  To finish things off I used a white gel pen to add some fun polka dots.

This style is a bit wild and loud. I like that my doodles are spontaneous, but it’s easy to end up with too much noise on the page. I really need to work on that…but I love creating this way.

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

Until next time, share a smile and shine on! ๐Ÿ’š

๐ŸŒธย  Patty Anneย  ๐ŸŒธ

 

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A little bit of this and that

Today I have a little bit of this and that to share with you.

Happy Sunday, friends! ๐Ÿ’—

sweet little chick sketch

To start off, I have this little cutie from my sketchbook.ย  I have to say, trying to sketch “cute” took more than a few tries.

 

ink doodle pattern practice in circles

A little doodle pattern practice. Starting with a bunch of circles on the page and then filling them in with different patterns.

It’s a great way to try out new doodle patterns to see what you like and what needs more practice.

This was a fun exercise from a doodling class I took on Skillshare a few months ago.

 

Ink sketch - floral

I really like this combination of a sketch with a simple doodle pattern here and there. It’s light and happy.

I used to be caught up in thinking that every sketch had to be realistic and have a lot of detail. I’m finding happiness now without all of that and this sketch is a good reminder.

 

spring bouquet floral watercolor

Lastly, a Spring bouquet. I thought this post could use a splash of color and this painting from last month seemed like the right choice.

I hope you enjoy seeing my work and are inspired to do more of what you love.

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

Until next time, sprinkle kindness all around!ย  ๐Ÿ’š

๐ŸŒธย  Patty Anneย  ๐ŸŒธ

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