Coffee painting again

When I started painting and playing with coffee I didn’t realize how much fun it was going to be. I have a few more coffee paintings to share today.

Happy Sunday, friends! 💚

 

Coffee Birdie painting

I sketched a little bird in pencil and then started painting with coffee. I tried not to overcomplicate the feathers and made sure to leave some white spots here and there. I love this little guy, so soft and sweet…

 

Coffee Palette

Espresso powder for baking works well for me.

Simply adding a little water to a small amount of powder and then you have a nice coffee mix. The espresso has been on my palette for a while, so this time I just sprayed a mist of water on it to rewet it.

Coffee Roses painting

I’ve been working on roses and decided to paint a few more with coffee. I used two round #6 brushes for this painting.  One brush for color and the other for clean water. The second clean brush was handy for extra blending or lifting of color.

Roses:
I started with the center rose on bottom, then added a rose on each side.
It needed more, so I continued and stacked a few more smaller roses on top.

Leaves:
I started with some large leaf shapes and tried to balance things out on each side of my roses. I still wanted more, so for a little variety and movement I added some smaller leaves on the outer edges.

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

Until next time, share a smile and have fun!

🌸   Patty Anne   🌸

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Doodle sketching fun this week

I took a break from my usual sketching to try something a little different… And oh what fun I had!

Happy Sunday, friends!  💚

 

ink sketching practice - faces and hats

I started out trying to sketch some simple faces. Then I thought it would be fun to add a hat. After that I just had to try a pretty dress….

 

sweet girl wearing a fancy doodle dress

A sweet girl wearing a fancy party dress this time.

 

sweet girl wearing hat sketch

This time I added a fun hat and left her hair down. Just a sweet doodle sketch that makes me happy.

Even though #Inktober2019 has come to end I plan on continuing to sketch in my free time. Sketching has been a little difficult for me lately as I have been dealing with some back pain but hopefully that will clear up soon.

Until next time, share a smile and shine on!

🌸  Patty Anne  🌸

see more of my work on Instagram @pattyanneart

A special watercolor wreath

I’ve been working on a wedding invitation for a very special couple.

Happy Sunday, friends! 💜

watercolor wedding wreath

My plan was to create a simple and lovely wedding floral. I painted this pretty wreath last week and… my son and his fiancee loved it. yay! 😀

I’m so excited and honored to be working on art for their big day. I was very touched that they wanted to include my art on their invitation. 😊 Since the wedding is next fall, I am going to include more fall like colors in the final piece.

 

color mixing chart

I pulled out my color mixing chart to find some nice rich fall colors..

 

sample watercolor mixes

I mixed up burnt orange, burgundy, and other colors that might make some pretty roses.

 

practice watercolor roses and leaves

A few practice roses and different leaves using some of the sample colors. I still have more work to do but think I’m getting closer.

Hopefully soon I will pull out my favorite Saunders watercolor paper and put together a few more wreaths that they can choose from.

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 Art  🌸

find me on Instagram @pattyanneart

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Sunflowers and Inktober

I have sunflowers and ink sketches to share with you today.

Happy Sunday, friends! 💚🌻💚

Sunflower bloom photograph

A joyful flower…I just love that sunny smile.

 

sunflower watercolor painting

A little watercolor practice this week. I’ve been sketching a lot for #Inktober but did find some time to splash around some paint.

I painted my sunflowers in multiple layers building up the color and detail. It always feels good to practice and play.

 

Wildflowers in ink

Some simple wildflowers sketched for #Inktober2019.

I started in the middle and worked my way out adding flowers and leaves. The vase was added at the very end. I really like how my wildflower bouquet turned out.

 

ink floral frame

A fun little botanical border in my small sketchbook. I always love drawing leaves and flowers and playing with different designs.

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  🌸

 

find me on Instagram @pattyanneart

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Quiet Sunday – Purple Joy

I’m still playing with purple and loving it.

Happy Sunday, friends! 💜

Purple flowers - watercolor painting

Another loose watercolor floral to share today. There’s nothing shy about that purple. 😊

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

Until next time, share a smile and stay excellent!

🌸  Patty Anne  🌸

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Watercolor floral cut outs

I have some watercolor flowers and leaves to share with you today. These floral cut outs are always so much fun to make.

Happy Thursday, friends! 💚

 

watercolor flowers and leaves

It started with a simple watercolor painting,  some big shapes and favorite colors.

For my cut outs I like to use Canson Mix Media paper (98 lb.)  The smooth white paper is perfect for ink sketching and cutting with scissors.

A little detail is added with ink and  then some outlining of each shape.

 

watercolor flowers and leaves cut out

I leave a little white paper around my cut out shapes. I’m not sure what I am going to do with these beauties. Maybe I’ll make a card or I could paint a few more and frame a bouquet of them. I’ll have to think about it but that might make a nice gift.

These cut outs remind me of paper dolls that I used to love playing with as child.  😀

I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of what you love.  Keep playing and having fun.

Until next time, share a smile and shine on!

🌸  Patty Anne  🌸

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Modern floral watercolor

A modern watercolor floral to share with you today. I hope these bright flowers leave you smiling.

Happy Sunday, friends!  💚

 

modern watercolor floral

I love the combination of peachy pinks and green together.

My plan was to go with only watercolor this time but after a couple of washes, I realized it needed more.

So, out came the pens and the fun continued… 😉modern watercolor floral

Some outlining and defining starts things off by waking up the big flowers. Then a few vines and little touches for fun are sprinkled throughout.

The added sketching worked well and made this piece feel more alive. I’m very happy with the result. 💗

I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of what you love. Keep playing and having fun friends. Until next time, share a smile and shine on!

🌸   Patty Anne   🌸

find me on Instagram at pattyanneart

Painting a few cards

I have a few watercolor cards to share today. I purchased a box of Strathmore cards and decided to paint a few to give away as gifts.

Happy Thursday, friends! 💜

 

purple watercolor flowers painted card

For my first card, I started with some “Patty” flowers in my favorite purple #colorcrush.

I decided to not add any ink to this one. I love the softness and didn’t want to lose it.

 

 

watercolor under painting

My next card started with a fun under painting as a base for a floral sketch.

 

 

watercolor and ink botanical card

A little ink here wakes up my card and adds some fun. This pretty card will hopefully brighten someones day.

Watercolor tip:  I used masking tape to hold my card in place while painting and sketching. That allowed me to position my card in a comfortable place and keep it from moving around as I worked.

I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of what you love. Thank you for following me on this creative journey.

Until next time, share a smile and shine on!

🌸  Patty Anne  🌸

find me on Instagram at pattyanneart

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A walk through my sketchbook

I’m opening up my sketchbook today. A little walk through to share a few of my recent botanical line drawings.

Hope your day is wonderful!  💚

 

ink sketching ideas for painting borders

This simple design inspired a few of my recent paintings.

 

 

plants and succulent ink sketching

Thinking about plants and succulents one evening and then these little mini sketches happened.  🌿

 

garden blooms ink sketch

Another practice with a few simple shapes.

 

ink sketching vines

More leaves and vines just because they make me happy.

 

ink sketching ideas for painting borders

A lovely sketch that makes me think of an invitation or announcement of some kind.

It’s always fun to play and practice in my sketchbook. I hope you enjoyed seeing what I’ve been up to.

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

Until next time, share a smile and shine on!

🌸  Patty Anne  🌸

find me on Instagram at pattyanneart

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