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! πŸ’šΒ πŸ˜€

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.Β 

If you are interested in checking out the class you can find it here,Β 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:Β  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. 🌸

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!

🌸  Patty Anne  🌸

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Leaves and wildflowers in watercolor

A little practice to share with you today. I’ve been having fun painting borders, leaves, and wildflowers.

Hope your day is wonderful, friends!Β πŸŒΏπŸ’š

 

I started painting leaves and playing with a border design.

watercolor leaves border painting

Using a #6 round brush I painted each vine with leaves randomly placed on each side. I didn’t stress about the shapes and just tried to have fun with it.

Instead of using a pen this time around, I decided to outline my leaves with watercolor. Using a #2 liner brush with thick color and very little water, I was able to get some nice definition and clean up the leaf shapes. It wasn’t as easy as using a pen, but it worked well.

 

watercolor painting wildflowers

A little practice with wildflowers trying to keep things loose and simple.

I recently enjoyed a Skillshare class by Camilla Damsbo Brix, Painting Loose Watercolor and beautiful Wildflowers.

 

wildflower watercolor painting

I painted this vase of wildflowers after watching the class.

The glass vase got away from me on this one but I’m happy with the loose flowers. It was a good practice and I had fun with it. Hopefully next time I’ll be able to do a better job with the vase. πŸ˜‰

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

Until next time, share a smile and stay excellent!

🌸  Patty Anne  🌸

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Watercolor and ink florals

I recently took a watercolor and ink class on SkillShare by Yasmina Creates. The botanical doodling class was so much fun, I couldn’t wait to give it a try.

Happy Sunday, friends! 😊

I started with a loose watercolor underpainting. I painted many different flower and leaf shapes making sure to leave a lot of white space.

watercolor flowers underpainting

Materials used:

Canson watercolor paper 140# (a smooth paper surface)
Daniel Smith watercolors
Micron pens, various sizes

When my painting dried, I doodled flowers and leaves all over it with my micron pens.

watercolor and ink flowers

I like this method of doodling on top of watercolor, it’s so simple and fun!

I feel free to let loose and play.

When it’s the other way around, doodle first then add watercolor, I think I tighten up. I have a harder time painting outside the lines. It feels better when I draw outside the paint. 😁 Maybe with more time and experience that will change.

 

floral ink and watercolor painting

I really like how this one turned out. The roses make me so happy. πŸŒΈπŸ’—

I hope you enjoy seeing my work and 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 πŸ’™

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