Painting a Fall Wreath

I have a fall wreath to share with you today.

Happy Thursday, Friends! 🧡

 

watercolor fall wreath

I started out by lightly outlining a bowl on my paper with a pencil.

Then I painted some watercolor leaves around the circle using a large round brush.
First round – pale yellow leaves
Second round — pale orange leaves
Third round – darker leaves, reddish orange and reddish brown

I let each round of leaves dry before painting the next. Then the final touch was cleaning up the stems and softening up a few rough edges with a damp brush.  I like how this simple wreath turned out.  😊

I will be taking a little break but will be back soon.

Until next time, share a smile and stay excellent!

🌸  Patty Anne  🌸

see more of my work on Instagram @pattyanneart

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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Inktober sketching fun

A quick post today sharing a few recent ink sketches.

Happy Thursday, friends! 💚

Seasons of Change ink sketch

I used Sepia micron pens in this one. Just sketching different types of trees and adding some imaginary fun. This sketch makes me think of changing seasons.

 

Underwater fun ink sketch

Trying something different with an underwater scene. It was a lot of fun, I think I will try a few more of these.

 

Simple Flower Doodle ink sketch

I couldn’t get away from flowers for long. 😉  This was a very quick doodle sketch. I might try another one in a larger size later and take my time with it. I ended up some messy lines in this one but I love it anyway.

I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of what you love.  I will be taking a little blogging break and will be back in a week or so.

Until next time, share a smile and stay excellent!

🌸   Patty Anne   🌸

 

I’m on Instagram @pattyanneart

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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 Loose Poppies

I don’t think I will ever get tired of painting poppies. I hope you don’t get tired of seeing my paintings and creative adventures.

Happy Sunday, friends! 💚 😀

I watched another Peggy Dean Skillshare class recently and one of the projects was loose abstract poppies. I was very inspired by the class and decided to give her technique a try. 

If you are interested in checking out the class you can find it here, Autumn watercolors.

 

soft loose poppies watercolor

My first attempt using colors similar to Peggy’s demo painting.

Simple shapes adding a lot of color on the bottom and then softening the top petal edges with clean water. I love how that worked out.

Watercolor Tip:  Adding a green stem while the flower is still a little wet creates a nice bloom of color at the base of the flower. When the stem bleeds into the color of the flower it always looks natural and delicate.

 

soft loose poppies - watercolor painting

My next painting with fewer flowers and different colors. 🌸

I think this one is my favorite, but I do love the soft distant pink poppies in the first painting as well. It’s all about practice and having fun.

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  🌸

find me on Instagram at pattyanneart

Patty Anne Art

Watercolor floral banner

I have some watercolor florals to share with you today.

Hope your day is wonderful, friends! 🌸😊

floral banner watercolor under painting

I decided to paint a floral banner and started out with a loose under painting.

Soft colors and simple leaf shapes make me very happy.

 

floral banner - watercolor and ink sketch

A little ink sketching was added next. I love that the ink brightens up the petals and leaves. It brings everything into focus.

There are so many options with ink sketching. I like to simply outline some of  the shapes that I see and also build up the piece by sketching new elements.

 

purple patty flowers - watercolor and ink sketch

Next up, I painted a “Patty” flower in the upper corner of my sketchbook. I call it a “Patty” flower because it’s one of my go to flowers. 😉

I love the simple lines and this pretty purple color. 💜

Pretty purple watercolor mix:

        Daniel Smith Quinacridone Rose + Ultramarine Blue

 

purple patty flowers watercolor and ink sketch

A few pretty flowers bursting from the lower left corner of my sketchbook.

It is always fun to play and work on new ideas. I hope your are inspired to create art and do more of what you love.

Until next time, share a smile and shine on!

🌸 Patty Anne  🌸

find me on Instagram @pattyanneart

Patty Anne Art