I’m still having fun playing around with flower doodles. 🙂
I hope you have a great Thursday and find time to do something you love.
Thank you for stopping by and following me on this creative journey. ❤
Happy Painting (and Doodling)!
This little beauty visits the feeder often. I was pretty excited when he dropped by and I was able to snap a few photos of him.
I love those big eyes! It looks like he is checking out what’s for dinner.
I was inspired to paint my little backyard friend. I decided to keep things simple and just paint him perched on a branch. I added a fun splashy background to finish up the painting. I may have had a little too much fun with that background but oh well… 😉
Paper: 7×10 inch Arches watercolor block
Daniel Smith watercolor paint:
Cobalt blue, Ultramarine Blue, Quinacridone Burnt Orange, and Yellow Ochre
Additional details added with a .005 black micron pen and a white gel pen.
In this photo, it looks like he approves and will take his food to go. 🙂
Another happy fella at the backyard feeder.
Over time the tip of your brushes and pens can wear down. Be sure to replace those that have become worn.
I still get a little uptight when a few paintings in a row don’t work out as planned. I’ve found the best thing for me is to hang in there, loosen up, and keep on going. The important thing to remember is to enjoy the process and have fun.
Thank you for stopping by and following along. I hope you enjoy seeing my work and are inspired to create art and do something fun. Until next time, have a great week.
Hope you all have a chance to spend some time with family and friends today.
Happy Mother’s Day, friends!
While visiting Philadelphia I snapped this photo at Love Park. ❤
This beautiful sculpture inspired this love post.
A few things that make me happy…
Watercolor flowers, soft and dreamy pink poppies
Lake views and blues, Lake Tahoe
Feathered friends, Pink Flamingos ❤
Sunset at the lake, Huey Lewis having fun 🙂
Ink sketching, simple leaves
I’ve included links to a few of my favorite posts from last year in case you missed them.
Thank you for stopping by and following along. I hope you are inspired to create art and do something fun. Until next time, share the love and be the light in someone’s life. 🙂
Sending smiles and a happy doodle your way today. 🙂
This fun doodle I worked on while waiting for my flight at the airport last week. It was a nice way to relax and pass the time…
5.5 x 8.5 inch Canson Mix Media sketchbook
Hope you have a great weekend and do something fun!
This little bluebird stopped by for a visit recently. Luckily I had my new camera in hand when this little guy arrived. I did my best to contain my excitement long enough to snap a few pics of him. 🙂
I thought it would be fun to try painting my bluebird. I started with a light pencil sketch first, and then moved on to the eye and beak making sure to get the placement and details correct.
While working on the feathers, I like to dampen a small area of the paper with a little clean water. Then I drop in a little paint and let the colors move and mingle. A gentle touch with a small brush seems to work well for painting the feathers on a small bird like this one.
I decided to try something a little different for the background and create a frame of color around my bird. It has taken a lot of painting for me to get comfortable trying different backgrounds. There are still times when I have to push worry out of the way and just go for it.
Tip – how to flatten your watercolor painting if the paper curls up or has buckled
After you have finished your painting and it is completely dry, you can flatten it by lightly wetting the back side of the paper with clean water and then setting a heavy book or two on top of it until it dries completely.
I hope you enjoy seeing my work and are inspired to create art and do something you love. Thank you for stopping by and following along. Until next time, have a great week! 🙂 ❤