An evening of abstract landscapes

I have another round of watercolor landscapes to share today.

Happyย  Thursday, friends! ๐Ÿ’™

abstract landscape watercolor painting

I started off working in my 7 x 10 inch watercolor sketchbook.

Using a large round brush (#12), I wet the paper with some clean water. Then dipped my damp brush into the paint and applied the color in large bold strokes. The wet paint on wet paper creates a nice bleed and color movement. Watching the color move across the paper is always very exciting.

In both paintings I used a limited palette of three colors: Prussian Blue, Yellow Ochre, and Payne’s Gray.

 

abstract watercolor landscape

For the second painting, I used an 11 x 15 inch piece of watercolor paper. I decided to go a little larger with this one. Painting on large paper is a different experience. There’s more room to be expressive and have fun with your brush and that feels great. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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

Until next time, stay safe and be well!

๐ŸŒธย  Patty Anneย  ๐ŸŒธ

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Landscape practice continues

I’ve been having fun painting more landscapes and have a few to share with you today.

Happy Thursday, friends! ๐Ÿงก

 

distant hills watercolor

A simple landscape of distant hills.

I’ve been trying to push ahead and paint without worry. Some days that’s easier than others. ๐Ÿ˜Šsimple abstract watercolor landscape

A peaceful scene with distant trees and hills.

Daniel Smith watercolors:ย  Ultramarine blue, Burnt sienna light, and Yellow ochre
Brush:ย  Princeton Neptune Round 12

Watercolor tips:

  • I think about the landscape in three sections: the sky, middle, and foreground.
    That makes this type of painting less intimidating for me.
  • Using a limited palette creates color harmony and simplifies decision making.
    When I limit my color choices I feel less pressure as I am painting.

 

I hope you enjoy seeing my art and are inspired to create, play, and have fun.

Until next time, share a smile and stay excellent.

๐ŸŒธ ย Patty Anne ๐ŸŒธ

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An abstract watercolor painting

I started out thinking that I was working on an under painting for an ink sketch. As the painting developed my plan changed. Sometimes you think you are moving in one direction and then you end up in a different place altogether.

Happy Sunday, friends! ๐Ÿ’œ

 

Peace and Joy abstract watercolor painting

I used a large round brush (#12) for this painting and a few of my favorite colors. ๐Ÿ’™

After loading the brush with paint, I started dragging it down the page in random places using the side of the brush (not the tip). I really like the texture this created. Allowing some white of the paper to remain was very important. I continued this way alternating between purple and blue paint.ย 

Near the end, I decided the piece needed something more.ย  Ok I thought…maybe a little more color. I selected yellow ochre and was pleased that the addition provided some needed warmth and balance.

This painting was full of fun and experimentation. Although it’s not my usual style,ย  I really enjoyed the process and results. I may try a few more like this in the future.

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

Until next time, share a smile and shine on!

๐ŸŒธ ย  Patty Anneย  ๐ŸŒธ

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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! ๐Ÿ’šย ๐Ÿ˜€

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.ย 

If you are interested in checking out the class you can find it here,ย 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:ย  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. ๐ŸŒธ

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!

๐ŸŒธย  Patty Anneย ย ๐ŸŒธ

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Delicate pink watercolor flowers

A quiet post today with soft delicate watercolor flowers.

Hope your day is wonderful, friends! ๐Ÿ’š

 

Delicate pink floral watercolor

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

Until next time, share a smile and stay excellent!

๐ŸŒธย  Patty Anneย ย ๐ŸŒธ

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Water Lily practice continues on…

I’ve tried many times to paint water lilies on the pond. I alway find painting them to be very challenging. Today I have a few practice pieces to share with you.

Happy Sunday, friends! ๐Ÿ’œ

water lily watercolor painting

A very loose attempt with this one. It has a nice softness and calm feeling.

It could probably benefit from another dark wash around the base of each flower.

Having had a few unsuccessful water lily paintings behind me, I decided to move on and leave this one as is. ๐Ÿ˜‰

water lily watercolor painting

A bolder attempt this time. It took a number of washes with various dark colors to achieve this result.ย It feels like water to me and that my flowers are floating on top. Yay! ๐Ÿ˜Š

I will continue to practice and keep on trying to paint water lilies. I hope you are inspired to play, create art, and have fun.

Until next time, share a smile and stay excellent!

๐ŸŒธย  Patty Anneย  ๐ŸŒธ

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Quiet Thursday – Watercolor Roses

A quiet post today inspired by a lovely trip to Longwood Gardens last Spring.

Happy Thursday, friends!ย  ๐Ÿ’š

 

Roses at Longwood Gardens watercolor

9 x 12 inch –ย  Roses at Longwood Gardens

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

Until next time, share a smile and shine on!

๐ŸŒธย  Patty Anneย ย ๐ŸŒธ

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