Coffee floral paintings

I’ve been having fun painting with coffee again and have a few new paintings to share.

Happy Sunday, friends! 😊

coffee floral painting

A quick session painting flowers and leaves in my sketchbook.

Mixing more water creates a light color and using less water creates a darker color.

For my coffee paint, I like using espresso powder for baking but you can use left over brewed coffee or instant coffee.

 

coffee floral painting

A smaller coffee piece painted in a similar style.

Bunny was keeping an eye on things as I took this photo.🐰😉

A little coffee talk to go along with this post…

I need to get going on opening a Society6 shop. I’ve wanted to do this for some time. I think my delay has been both a time and confidence issue. I would love to be able to order a few items with my artwork printed on them.

If you have any suggestions or lessons learned using that platform, I hope you will share.

Until next time, take care and be well my friends.

🌸 Patty Anne 🌸

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Finishing up with ink detail

I picked up an old painting recently and decided to add some ink detail.

Happy Thursday, friends! 🧡

watercolor underpainting wreath

I liked the nice shape and playful flowers but wasn’t sure how to finish it.

Recently I pulled it back out and decided to add some ink sketching.

watercolor and ink wreath

I used micron pens in dark purple and burnt orange for my wreath. I’m glad I used those colors, it worked well.

As I added more detail and new elements, the wreath started to fill out and take shape. I just love those peekaboo flowers and leaves. When I finished I was pretty excited, it turned out better than expected. Yay!

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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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,  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! 🌸💗

 

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!  💚

 

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.  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