Spring tulips and painting decisions

It started with a loose painting of tulips in soft pastel colors…๐ŸŒท

Happy Thursday, friends! ๐Ÿ˜ŠPastel tulips watercolor painting

My initial plan was that this would be an under painting for some ink sketching later.

but then I had second thoughts…

Now I have to consider where to go from here.

  • Continue on with watercolor and further develop the tulips
  • Stop at this point and keep the loose abstract feel
  • Add a little ink sketching detail
  • Add some playful doodle sketching

What choice would you make?

I will probably call this done for now and revisit it later.

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.

๐ŸŒธย  Patty Anneย ๐ŸŒธ

 

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Painting leaves with coffee

This week I decided to try another coffee painting. I have some leaves and vines to share with you today.

Happy Sunday, friends! ๐Ÿ’šย โ˜•๏ธ

 

Coffee painting - leaves under painting

Using a #12 Round brush I painted big playful leaf shapes with a light shade of coffee.

After it dried, I used a smaller #6 Round brush and painted some playful vines using a stronger coffee mix.

The coffee used for this painting is a mix of espresso powder (for baking) with a tiny bit water. I should probably try using instant coffee next time around.

Tip: Coffee takes a long time to dry. When layering as I did above, make sure you allow plenty of time for drying. I let the first layer of big leaves dry overnight.

Coffee leaves - painting and ink sketch

I used a Sepia Micron 01 pen to sketch more vines and leaves on top of my coffee painting. Since the leaves were shades of brown, I thought my Sepia pen would work well here.

It is always fun to play and see where the art takes you.

I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of what you love. I started this blog two years ago to share what I love and inspire others. Thank you for following me on this creative journey.

Until next time, share a smile and shine on! ๐Ÿ’š

๐ŸŒธย  Patty Anneย  ๐ŸŒธ

 

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Having fun painting leaves

I have some simple leaves to share withย you today. I always enjoy painting leaves and find it to be quite relaxing.

Happy Sunday, friends!ย ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒฟย 

 

pastel leaves - watercolor painting

I played with different colors and brushes in this painting. Each stem is angled in a different direction creating a fun pattern of leaves.

 

pastel painting - watercolor painting

Another attempt in a similar style, just enjoying the process without worrying about results.

It kind of reminds me of wallpaper or fabric design.

 

lovely leaves

Painting leaves is a good way to practice brush strokes.

Using more or less pressure on your brush as you paint allows you to vary the shape of your leaves. More pressure equals a wider area and less pressure a narrow area. Combining both in one stroke can create some nice results with a little practice.

I hope you enjoy seeing my work and are inspired to create and have fun. Thank you for stopping by and following me on this creative journey.

Until next time, share a smile and shine on!

๐ŸŒธย  Patty Anneย  ๐ŸŒธ

 

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Pink Lily watercolor doodle

I have a fun watercolor and ink doodle to share today.

Happy Thursday, friends! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’š

Pink Lily watercolor underpaintingย 

A few of my favorite things to paint…flowers and leaves.

I used a big round #12 brush for my watercolor underpainting. Then the decision was to keep painting adding more detail or stop painting and proceed later with ink.

I decided to go forward with ink sketching using a Micron pen.

Pink Lily watercolor doodle sketch

Pink Lilies – 12 x 18 inch

I like how the ink wakes up the flowers and the doodles add a little extra fun.

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!

๐ŸŒธย Patty Anneย ๐ŸŒธ

I’m on Instagram at pattyanneart

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Soft floral watercolor and supplies

A soft pink floral to share today and a view of my painting supplies.

Happy Thursday, friends! ๐Ÿ˜Š

spring flowers watercolor painting

I used a Micron pen to draw a few lines as a base for my floral vines.

I have a serious color crush on the combination of quinacridone rose and yellow ochre. It creates this lovely peachy pink shade. I couldn’t resist and once again had to use it in this painting. ๐Ÿ’—

Now on to my supplies… (well used and quite messy)ย  ๐Ÿ˜‰

watercolor brushes on bunnies

These chop stick holders are great for propping up my brushes.

I love my little bunnies, they are so cute! ๐Ÿฐ

 

watercolor supplies

I use two watercolor palettes and an additional mixing tray.ย  My watercolor paints are a combination of both Winsor & Newton and Daniel Smith brands.

Princeton watercolor brushes are my favorite and I have been slowly replacing my old brushes with them.

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

Until next time, share a smile and shine on!

๐ŸŒธย  Patty Anneย  ๐ŸŒธ

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!ย ๐Ÿ˜Š

watercolor painting - roses

12 x 18 inch –ย  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!

๐ŸŒธย Patty Anneย ๐ŸŒธ

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Thinking of Spring

A little floral painting for you today as I’m thinking of Spring.

Happy Thursday friends!ย ๐Ÿ˜Š

spring blooms watercolor

I love the combination of pinks and greens together in this painting. ๐Ÿ’—

Supplies used
watercolor paper 140 lb.
watercolor brushes, round 12, liner 2, and dagger 1/4″

Watercolors
Daniel Smith:ย  green gold, permanent green, quinacridone magenta, quinacridone rose, and yellow ochre
Winsor & Newton: cerulean blue

Using the wet on wet technique, I painted shapes in clean water first then dropped in wet paint. The dagger brush was used to make some nice leaf shapes. I left white space on many leaves and didn’t fuss with the shapes.

Tips
–ย  Allowing the paint to mix and mingle on the paper creates some nice results.
–ย  Keep a tissue on hand for those times when you drop too much water on your paper.

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 ๐Ÿ’š

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