Soft floral watercolor and ink

I had fun playing with another floral watercolor and ink painting this week.

Happy Sunday, friends! 🧑soft floral watercolor under painting

My under painting was the start. I added some floral shapes using soft colors.

No stressing about the perfect shape here, just looking for a nice variety of petals.

 

floral watercolor and ink

Melody of Petals – 11 x 15 inch

My goal was to stay playful and keep the detail light and fun.

Sometimes I used the ink to build up the underlying watercolor shapes. Other times,Β  I ignored the shapes and just sketched flowers and buds wherever I wanted.

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

Until next time, share a smile and shine on!

🌸  Patty Anne  🌸

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Thursday – simple sketches

A quiet post with a few simple sketches today.

Hope your day is some kind of wonderful! πŸŒΈπŸ’—

 

simple flower - ink sketch

A quick little ink sketch, simple and happy.  🌼

 

 

queen anne ink sketch

Queen Anne’s Lace that I shared last year (but an improved photo this time).

 

mini ink sketches

Mini floral ink sketches on 3 1/2″ square tiles. It’s kind of fun to see them together.

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

Until next time, share a smile and stay excellent!

🌸  Patty Anne  🌸

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Leaves in watercolor and ink

I decided to paint more leaves and ended up creating a nice little pattern.

Happy Thursday, friends!Β  πŸ’š

 

leaves - watercolor and ink pattern

To start, I painted my leaves in watercolor and let them dry. I don’t have a good photo of them to share though. It’s been rather gray outside and photographing artwork has been a little difficult lately. 😊

A few days later, I outlined my watercolor leaves in ink. There were many places that had room for more leaves so I sketched a few more on each branch with my pen. I think it added a little movement and fun.

Adding ink detail to a painting can be a little scary.Β  I’ve been there and still need to remind myself of these things:

  • I can always start over and repaint if I need to
  • You learn something with every painting
  • Fear holds you back and causes a shaky hand (and shaky lines)
  • If you decide to add ink, do it with confidence and deliberate strokes
  • Don’t worry about the results, they get better over time

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

Until next time, share a smile and shine on!

🌸   Patty Anne   🌸

Join me on Instagram at pattyanneart