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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Thursday watercolor – Pink Poppies

A quiet post today sharing some Pink Poppies and a big smile.ย ๐Ÿ˜€

Happy Thursday, friends!ย  ๐ŸŒธ

watercolor painting of pink poppies

A loose watercolor painting with happy colors.

I hope your 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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Lavender in the garden

I planted some lavender in the garden this week. Oh my, the scent was just divine. Today I have a lavender inspired painting to share with you.

Happy Thursday, friends!ย ๐Ÿ’œ

 

lavender watercolor painting first round

For this painting I used my travel watercolors. Things were looking pretty good but I realized it needed more color after looking at the photo above.

It’s important to know when to stop painting but also when it’s time to go back in.

 

lavender watercolor painting

I bumped up the purple and greens and darkened the colors a little.

Ahh, yes much better. ๐Ÿ˜€

Additional leaves were also added with my liner brush. Some brush strokes were made by dragging the side of the brush across the paper.ย  Others were made with a light touch moving the tip of the brush on the page. It’s a simple thing but it really adds movement and some nice variation.

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 ย ๐ŸŒธ

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Underwater blues abstract painting

I have an abstract watercolor to share with you today. I decided to switch things up a bit and try something different.

Happy Thursday and Happy 4th of July, friends!ย ๐Ÿ˜Š

Underwater blues abstract watercolor

Underwater blues – 12 x 18 inch Canson watercolor paper

I was thinking about underwater plants and the colorful blues of the ocean. It was fun to let go and play. I love the overall feeling of this painting and the gentle movement. ๐Ÿ’™

Watercolor tip:ย  Remember to enjoy the process and play.ย  Let go of expectations and try something new.ย 

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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Watercolor fun – then and now

A little fun today with a watercolor from last year and a few more recent paintings.

Happy Sunday, friends! ๐Ÿ’š

tree of happy watercolor painting

Looking back to a tree that I painted last November. ๐Ÿ˜€

This happy tree was painted on 7 x 10 inch Arches cold pressed watercolor paper. This paper has a nice texture and can handle a lot of water. It was fun to let the colors mix and mingle on the paper to create some nice shades and soft blending.

Tip:
Leave some white space in the tree foliage and let the color of the sky peek through here and there.

 

happy floral bunch watercolor painting

A more recent watercolor floral – simple and delicate

This was painted on 7 x 10 inch Canson mixed media paper.

I considered adding some ink sketching but later decided to just stop here and leave this one as is.

 

Fuschia watercolor painting

Fuschia – 9 x 12 inch Canson Mixed Media

I’ve gone back and forth about whether to share this painting or not. The flowers could use more work but I decided that the leaves and buds are worth sharing. Their soft colors and lovely shapes just pull me in and are a nice contrast to the bold blooms.

I hope your 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!

๐ŸŒธ Patty Anneย ย ๐ŸŒธ

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In the Pink watercolor and ink

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

Happy Thursday, friends! ๐ŸŒธ

watercolor floral underpainting

A quick watercolor under painting with simple loose shapes.

I love the little hint of blue and the various leaves and stems layered throughout.

 

floral pink watercolor and ink painting

In the Pink – 7 x 10 inch Canson Mixed Media

Using a micron pen, I added some happy floral sketching on top.

I love how a little bit of ink can take the painting to another level. Sometimes adding the ink works out well and sometimes it doesn’t. I just try to remember that if it flops, I can always paint something else and try again.

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

Until next time, share a smile and stay excellent!

๐ŸŒธย Patty Anneย ๐ŸŒธ

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