Watercolor birdies in different styles

A few cute little birdies in different watercolor styles for you today. ๐Ÿ˜Š

I’m always inspired by the birds at my backyard feeder. I hope these little paintings leave you smiling.

Happy Sunday, friends! ๐Ÿ’™

little robin watercolor

A little line and wash birdie.ย  I like the cute little shape of this guy and the loose background and branch.

 

little birdie watercolor

A different style with much less detail. I like the simplicity and nice water marks in this one.

 

direct watercolor birdie first wash

This style started with colorful under painting with direct watercolor, no lines or ink to start.

Allowing myself to just play here. I started thinking that this might be a flop… but then remembered that this is practice and that is how we grow and learn.

 

watercolor and ink birdie

Continuing on I thought that doodle sketching on top would be fun.

I added lots of leaves and some needed detail to my bird with a Micron pen.

I wasn’t thrilled with the color of my bird when I was finished. A little splash of additional color was a good choice. Much better now.

Three different styles, which do you like best?

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

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

๐ŸŒธย Patty Anneย ๐ŸŒธ

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Waterlily digital paintings

I have a few digital waterlily paintings to share with you today.

Happy Thursday, friends! ๐Ÿ˜Š

Iย  thought it would be fun to add color to a pencil sketch that I shared a few weeks ago.

waterlily pencil sketch

I imported my waterlily into Procreate and then played around and added some color.

 

pink waterlily digital painting

I painted a version with a pink flower

 

white waterlily digital painting

and another with a white one.

It was fun to create different versions using the same initial sketch. I still love the black and white sketch but the pink version makes me happy too.

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

Until next time, share a smile and shine on!

๐ŸŒธ Patty Anneย ๐ŸŒธ

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Cheerful yellow

I hope these happy yellow flowers brighten your day.

Happy Sunday, friends! ๐Ÿ˜Š

I had a planย to paint some yellow flowers this week. I thought a simple sketch would be a good first step.

floral sketch

With the sketch by my side I jumped in and painted the two biggest flowers first. I started by wetting the paper where I planned to position the top section of each flower.

While the paper was damp, I dropped in lots of color in different areas and watched the blossoms come alive. I used a few different shades of yellow and green in this painting and I think that made it more interesting.

 

sunny flowers watercolor painting

I love the loose results with this one and decided to stop at this point. Sometimes it’s good to step back and not push things.

I wasn’t sure about a background and thought it might be fun to see what I could come up with in Procreate.

watercolor flowers -digital background

I imported my painting into Procreate and played around with layers. I dotted the background with the cool spray paint effect. It took a few tries before I found the right size and placement of the spray that I liked.

While writing this post, I noticed that the pretty light blue spray added some movement to the piece.ย  Oh, what a nice bonus!

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 shine on!

Patty Anne ๐Ÿ’™

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Summer Bliss doodle

A fun watercolor and ink doodle your way today.

Happy Thursday, friends! ๐Ÿ˜Š

floral ink and watercolor

Summer Bliss – 12 x 18 inch watercolor and ink

Another practice with big loose floral shapes and some fun ink doodles on top.

The watercolor base served as the inspiration for my ink sketching. My goal was to vary the size and shape of the ink doodles and to just have fun.

I hope you are inspired to create art and do what you love. Thank you for stopping by and following along.

Until next time, share a smile and shine on!

Patty Anne ๐Ÿ’œ

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Watercolor practice – painting plants

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

Happy Sunday, friends! ๐Ÿ˜Š

 

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… ๐Ÿ’š

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!ย Sometimes the hardest part is knowing when to stop.

Iย  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 Anneย ๐Ÿ’™

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Merry Christmas

Wishing you peace, love, and joy this holiday season.ย 

 

Christmas candle watercolor

Thank you for all of the love and encouragement you’ve given me this year.

 

Holly and berries watercolor and ink

I will be taking a little blogging break and will be back in early January.

Now I’m off to baking cookies, wrapping presents, and getting ready for holiday parties.

See you next year! โค๏ธ

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. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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.ย ๐ŸŒธย ๐Ÿ’šย ๐ŸŒธ

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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It started with a sketch

It all started with a sketch. I enjoy sitting down with my sketchbook and playing with floral designs.

Happy Sunday friends! ๐Ÿ˜Š

flowers and vines ink sketch

I decided to work on a painting inspired by my floral sketch.

 

pink flowers and vines first wash

My first watercolor wash, a light layer of petals and leaves.

I continued on with a few more layers of color making sure each was dry before starting the next. The key is that each layer of color added gets a little darker.

pink flowers and vines watercolor

Transparent petals and leaves completed.

The flowers are much larger than in the sketch but I like that. ๐ŸŒธ

I had so much fun with the first painting that later in the week I gave it another try.

transparent pink watercolor flowers

This painting has a few more flowers and transparent leaves. I like how the overlapping leaves create movement and interest. Pink and green together is a favorite of mine so I stayed with that combination. This second painting has a playfulness that makes me happy.

It was fun using my sketch as a guide and letting each painting take me where it wanted to go. I hope you enjoyed seeing my work and that my flowers brighten your day.

Until next time, share a smile and have a wonderful week.

Happy Painting! ๐Ÿ’š

Patty Anne

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Looking back

Looking through some of my earlier work, I ran across this watercolor and ink painting. A sweet little scene of a family enjoying time at the beach.

Happy Thursday friends! ๐Ÿ˜Š

family time watercolor and ink sketch

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

Until next time, share a smile and shine on.

Happy Painting!

Patty Anne

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Thursday zen – tree doodle

Playing with patterns and shapes, I had fun working on this tree doodle. I took my time and it slowly came together over a few evenings.

Happy Thursday! ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ˜Š

Using a micron pen, I sketched out a tree and created a bunch of sections to doodle in.

Tree ink doodle - s1

A meditative art with no rules or mistakes. I move forward not worrying about the final result. That feels so good.ย  โ˜บ๏ธ

Next step, filling in more sections and trying out different patterns.

tree ink doodle step 2

I didn’t work from top to bottom or side to side.

I used a few of the same patterns and jumped around in an attempt to spread things out on the tree top.

 

ink tree - zen doodle

I fell in love with a weave pattern and thought it would provide some texture on the trunk. I like that it seems to guide your eye upward into the tree top. ๐Ÿ’š

A little shading at the end to finish up.

Lesson learned, using a pencil for the shading is a good idea. Shading with the micron pen was difficult and caused a few areas to get much darker than desired.

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.

Happy Painting!

Patty Anne

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