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   🌸

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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

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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

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Floating away with blue and green

Just like that and I’m back to painting leaves.

Floating and flowing blues and greens, calm and soothing. 😊

Hope your day is wonderful, friends! 🌿💙

 

watercolor leaves under painting

I started painting using my favorite blues and greens. My plan was floating leaves and vines.

Funny thing happened though, as I was painting I realized that I had the direction of the leaves all wrong. I decided to continue on anyway and just go with it.

Hmm, what to do…

After it dried, I flipped my sketchbook around to see if that would help.

floating leaves watercolor ink sketch

 

It looked promising so I continued on. Using a #micronpen size 005, I added simple shapes and lines and then it all started to come together.

I’m glad I didn’t give up on this one.

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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The sketching goes on…

It’s time for another little peek into my sketchbook. Hope you enjoy. 😀

All of the sketches I’m sharing today were done in ink with no pencil first. This way when a mistake happens I have to ride with it, there’s no going back, only forward.

Happy Thursday, friends!  💚

Poppies ink sketch

A quick sketch of poppies. Trying to keep the petals delicate by not overworking with too many lines.

 

bloom and shine ink sketch

In this sketch I was just playing with ideas and different shapes. I tried to keep it fun and didn’t worry about adding detail. I think allowing things to just flow onto the paper without overthinking is a good way to explore ideas and find your creative voice.

This sketch didn’t get much love on Instagram and that’s ok. To me it’s playful and just makes me happy. After I was finished sketching this one, it lifted my mood the entire evening. I call that a big win. 😊

 

floral ink sketch at the beginning

I started this sketch and got a little bored with it. I think I may go back to it and doodle the leaves or something, that might be fun. I can see that it will need some white gel pen highlights in the center of each flower. Hopefully I can save them.

 

 

garden flowers ink sketch

A bigger drawing this time trying to include more floral shapes and include flowers from different angles.

I have a great book by Peggy Dean that I highly recommend for learning how to draw flowers and leaves,  Botanical Line Drawing. This book has 200 simple step by step examples of how to draw flowers, leaves, cacti, succulents, and many things found in nature. It is awesome!!  🌿🌷 💗

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  🌸

I’m on Instagram at pattyanneart

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Sweet little Chickadee

Oh how I love sketching and painting little Chickadees. I have a few to share with you today. Hope you enjoy…

Happy Sunday, friends!  😊

chickadee sketch

A few quick pencil sketches to get things going…

 

chickadee sketch

What I really like about this sketch is the eye, it really stands out and pulls me in.

 

chickadee watercolor

Soft sweet Chickadee watercolor painting

I lightly sketched my Chickadee on watercolor paper, then used a Micron pen for a tiny bit of definition and a few light lines.

This little guy’s shape got away from me a bit once the watercolor started flowing. He is rounder than I planned but the softness and color blending are very nice.

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

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

🌸  Patty Anne  🌸

I’m on Instagram @pattyanneart

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More practice painting watercolor roses

Another rose painting to share with you today.

Happy Thursday, friends! 😊

watercolor painting - roses

12 x 18 inch –  Special Roses

A quick watercolor practice using a large round brush to splash around some paint.

I wasn’t sure about this piece after I finished it but I found myself going back to it days later. One of those times where I liked my painting better when looking at it with fresh eyes.

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

Until next time, share a smile and shine on!

🌸 Patty Anne 🌸

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Watercolor Roses

After recently painting roses with coffee, I just had to get back to watercolor…

Happy Thursday, friends! 💗

Roses watercolor painting

6 x 9 inch Watercolor Roses

A little more practice painting roses and keeping things loose. I’ve been using bigger round brushes lately and I think that helps.

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

Until next time, share a smile and shine on!

Happy Valentine’s Day! 💗

🌸 Patty Anne 🌸

 

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Watercolor practice – painting plants

A little sketching and painting practice to share with you today.

Happy Sunday, friends! 😊

 

little violets watercolor painting

A loose and simple painting without any sketching first. I like how the pretty little violets and soft leaves turned out. The container needs more work but it was a good practice. Instead of trying to fuss with it, I just let go and moved on. Things are not always going to work out and that’s ok. If I’m learning and having fun, I call that a win.

 

little plants - ink sketching

A few quick ink sketches from my imagination. A little practice trying to focus on different shapes of plants and containers.

 

little cactus watercolor painting

I like the softness of this painting and the beautiful results from the wet on wet color mixing on the cactus. The container turned out much better in this painting as well.

 

succulent watercolor painting

 

Succulent Blues – 12 x 18 inch watercolor

Oh, this one makes me happy… 💚

I used a limited watercolor palette of Indigo, Cascade Green, and Burnt Sienna

A direct watercolor with a big number 12 round brush. The inspiration for this painting was one of my little ink sketches above. I love how one piece of art can lead to another.

This painting came together rather quickly. I am so happy that I was able to walk away without overworking it. yay! Sometimes the hardest part is knowing when to stop.

I  hope you enjoy seeing my work and are inspired to do what you love. Thank you for stopping by and following me on this creative journey.

Until next time, share a smile and shine on!

Patty Anne 💙

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In my sketchbook

A few ink sketches for you today.

I always enjoy myself when I’m putting pen to paper. 😊

Happy Sunday, friends!

branch and leaves sketchy doodle

Simple and fun, this quick doodle sketch makes me happy.

 

Daisy ink sketch

I’ll bet you’re probably not surprised to see daisies in my sketchbook.

Daisies always seem to lift my mood. 🌸 💚 🌸

pine cones ink sketch

A few pine cones during #Inktober2018.

 

garden leaves ink sketch

Little vines and flowers in the garden

I like to use mixed media paper and #micronpens for sketching? Do you have any favorite pens or paper that you use?

I hope you enjoyed this little walk through my sketchbook. Thank you for stopping by and following along.

Until next time, share a smile and have a great week!

Patty Anne

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