A little sunshine

A little bit of sunshine for you today. πŸ™‚

Happy Thursday!

Sunflower photograph

Keep your face always toward the sunshine and the shadows will fall behind you.

~ Walt Whitman


Sunflower photograph

This glorious sunflower in my garden just makes my heart sing.

Such a happy flower, sunflowers are always smiling. πŸ™‚


wilting sunflower in evening sun photo

Even as the petals begin to wilt they are still lovely.


Chipmunk on deck photograph

I caught this little chipmunk resting out back and staring off into the distance. Such a cutie, I just had to share. ❀


Chipmunk profile photograph

If Huey Lewis had been outside with me I’m sure this fella wouldn’t have hung around for his photo shoot. πŸ˜‰

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.

Happy Painting!

Patty Anne

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Thursday – Sunflowers

Sending a little sunshine your way today with some happy flowers. πŸ™‚

Sunflowers watercolor

9 x 12 inch Saunders watercolor paper

Hope you have a great weekend and find time to do something you love.

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

Happy Painting!

Patty Anne



Sunflower Watercolor

A little sunshine your way today with a cheerful Sunflower painting.

I worked on painting a Sunflower based on an exercise in Jean Haines beautiful watercolor book, Paint Yourself Calm. I love her loose style of painting and the vibrant colors she uses in her work. This book is full exercises to help you relax, explore color, and reduce stress through painting.

Sunflowers just make me smile. The bright yellow makes me happy. πŸ™‚

In this exercise the petals are painted by pulling color toward the center of the flower. The salt technique is used on the center of the flower and plastic wrap is used on the petals. Both techniques are fun and create some interesting results.

It was vey exciting the next day after the salt was dusted off and the plastic wrap removed. Then just a little touch up and this happy sunflower was finished.

Sunflower watercolor painted on 11×14 inch Arches watercolor paper

Sunflower watercolor
Sunflower watercolor


A different view of the same Sunflower.

Sunflower watercolor cropped view
Sunflower watercolor – cropped view


Thanks for stopping by and following along.

I hope you are inspired to create some art and do something fun.
Until next time, enjoy yourself and stay warm.

Happy Painting!

Patty Anne


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