Thursday – Pop of Pink

A little pop of color always makes me smile.Β I hope these garden pinks brighten your day.

Happy Thursday! πŸ™‚


Pop of Pink watercolor flowers

Garden Pinks – 9 x 12 inch Canson watercolor sketchbook

I will be taking a little blogging break for a week or so. I’m going to rest and recharge the batteries a little.

I hope you are inspired to create art and do what you love. Until next time, share a smile and sprinkle kindness all around. πŸ™‚

Happy Painting! ❀

Patty Anne

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Transparent Watercolor Petals

Transparent watercolor petals, delicate and lovely.

Happy Sunday! πŸ™‚

This week I thought it would be fun to share with you a simple technique for painting layers of soft petals in watercolor.

A few key points before we get started:

– the goal is to slowly build up color with each layer of paint

– start with a very light color

-each layer added is a little darker

– let each layer dry before adding the next one (very important!)

– a round brush works well for this (I used size 12)

Each layer of color is mixed to be slightly darker than the previous layer. Adding more water to a color mix will give you a lighter shade which works well for this exercise.

This is what I used…

Pink Color mixing

Daniel Smith watercolors:

Layer 1-Β  Quin Rose + Yellow Ochre
Layer 2 – Quin Rose + Yellow OchreΒ  (slightlyΒ darker than Layer 1)
Layer 3 – Quin Rose + Yellow Ochre + Mayan Orange
Layer 4 – Quin Rose + Yellow Ochre + Mayan Orange (slightly darker than Layer 3)

Transparent Watercolor Petals - Layer 1

First layer is very light and pale.

Transparent Watercolor Petals - Layer 2

Second layer, adding a few different petal shapes with a slightly darker shade of pink. Things don’t look very good at this point, but hang in there it gets better. πŸ™‚

The hardest part is waiting for things to dry completely between layers.

I also added a few tiny green stems to build up later.

Transparent Watercolor Petals - Layer 3

Another layer adding a few more petals with a slightly darker color…

Layer 3 is looking a little better now.

Transparent Watercolor Petals - Layer 4

Then a last 4th layer of darker petals. It gets pretty exciting at this point when the flowers start to take shape.

You could stop now or continue on and develop your painting further. I decided to just leave this one as is.

I hope you enjoyed this little exercise. It is an easy way to develop soft, delicate watercolor flowers. Let me know if this was helpful, I would love to hear from you.

Until next time, share a smile and sprinkle kindness all around.

Happy Painting!

Patty Anne

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Magnolia watercolor and ink

A little watercolor and ink sketch of Magnolias today.

Happy Thursday! πŸ™‚

Magnolia ink and watercolor

Magnolia watercolor and ink on mixed media paper

These flowers just make me smile. I hope you feel the same. Thank you for stopping by and following along.

Until next time, stay excellent. ❀

Happy Painting!

Patty Anne

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Pink Daisy watercolor

I’ve always had a special place in my heart for daisies or any flower that resembles a daisy. πŸ™‚

A happy little flower that just makes me smile. I hope it makes you smile as well.

Pink Daisy – painted on 6 x 9 inch bee watercolor paper (painting #748)

Pink Daisy in progress

IΒ  snapped a photo part way through the painting process. Adding more darks and a bright background really wakes up this painting.

I am a big fan of pink and green together so I decided to splash on a bright green background.

Pink Daisy watercolor


As I was gathering my thoughts for this post, I remembered a little pink daisy that I painted back in 2015.  I was just getting started painting on a regular basis, this was painting number #19. ❀

pink daisy watercolor

It is important for me to keep moving forward but it feels good to look back and see how far I’ve come. I hope it also provides inspiration for others that might want to give watercolor painting a try.

Thank you for stopping by and following along. I hope you have a great week and find time to do something you love.

Happy Painting!

Patty Anne