Flowering tree with ink doodles

I just love a flowering tree and today I have one to share with you. ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ

Happy Sunday, friends! ๐Ÿ’š

It started with the simple idea of painting a tree… and so out came the watercolors.

 

watercolor tree under painting

A playful tree full of swirls became my under painting. I decided on a rainbow of colors for this one.

When I finished I set the painting aside for a while. I like to think about the sketching a little before diving in. That happens quite often.ย  ๐Ÿ˜‰

 

flowering tree watercolor and ink doodles

I started playing with different flower doodles and added with some leaves. I really like the contrast of the loud flowers on top with the quiet playful flowers falling to the ground.

Although this piece is really all about the flowers, I love the color and texture of the tree trunk.

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  ๐ŸŒธ

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Watercolor landscape experiments

I have been doing more experimenting with watercolor landscapes. I believe it’s important to allow yourself to just play and see what happens. Even if the results are not what you wish for there is so much to learn from each painting.

Happy Sunday, friends! ๐Ÿ’™

 

blue watercolor trees

I used Daniel Smith watercolors:ย  Prussian Blue and Payne’s Gray.

These colors really move around nicely on the paper, especially when playing with the wet on wet technique as I was doing here. An important thing to remember is to have fun and let go… no judgement, no overthinking ๐Ÿ˜Š

The light blue tree in the middle and a few of the darker trees up front I am quite happy with. This was a good practice and a nice warm up…

 

watercolor experiments - blue trees

More play with blues and wet on wet here.

I like the small tree on the left, it’s different and adds interest. The overlapping trees on the right are very interesting too, they seem to pull me in.

Watercolor tip: Some of the branch marks in the larger trees were made with a dry brush moving over damp paint. It pulls up some of the paint and creates a lighter area.

 

watercolor beach landscape

And finally a beach scene with some calm soothing colors. I really like this one… It takes me back to the beach.

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

Until next time, take care and be well.

๐ŸŒธย Patty Anneย  ๐ŸŒธ

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Inspired watercolor landscapes

Today I have a few watercolor landscapes to share that were inspired by amazing artists that I follow on Instagram.

Happy Sunday, friends!ย ๐Ÿ’š

Tree by the sea watercolor painting

This 9 x 12″ watercolor painting was inspired by artist, @valeriemafrica

I pushed myself to try a more involved landscape this time. I was worried about painting the hillside and foreground details but I like how it turned out.

 

Simple watercolor landscape painting

This simple landscape was inspired byย @debi.riley

I used only two colors for this painting: Burnt Sienna light and Indigo

My favorite part of this one is the large expressive brush strokes in the foreground with wet paint on dry paper.

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  ๐ŸŒธ

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‘Tis the Season

It’s that time of year and I’ve been having fun decorating and painting holiday pines.

Happy Thursday, friends!ย  โค๏ธ

 

pine branch watercolor painting

I painted this pine branch using a flat 1/2″ brush. For the background I used the wet on wet technique. I dropped in blues and greens (similar to the branch) on to wet areas of the paper. I love the interesting patterns that this technique creates.

 

sweet little christmas birdie

and now a cute little Christmas birdie…

This little guy just makes me smile with his cozy hat and scarf.ย ๐Ÿ˜€

Wishing you a wonderful holiday and a very happy new year.

I will be taking a little blogging break until after the new year.

Until next time, share a smile and shine on!

๐ŸŒธ Patty Anneย  ๐ŸŒธ

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Inktober sketching fun

A quick post today sharing a few recent ink sketches.

Happy Thursday, friends! ๐Ÿ’š

Seasons of Change ink sketch

I used Sepia micron pens in this one. Just sketching different types of trees and adding some imaginary fun. This sketch makes me think of changing seasons.

 

Underwater fun ink sketch

Trying something different with an underwater scene. It was a lot of fun, I think I will try a few more of these.

 

Simple Flower Doodle ink sketch

I couldn’t get away from flowers for long.ย ๐Ÿ˜‰ ย This was a very quick doodle sketch. I might try another one in a larger size later and take my time with it. I ended up some messy lines in this one but I love it anyway.

I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of what you love.ย  I will be taking a little blogging break and will be back in a week or so.

Until next time, share a smile and stay excellent!

๐ŸŒธย  ย 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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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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Holly Jolly trees

A colorful post today with a few bright Christmas trees! ๐ŸŽ„

Happy Sunday, friends! ๐Ÿ˜Š

Christmas pine watercolor

A fun little tree that I painted a few weeks ago after watching a Jennifer Branch video online. Bright colors + splashy paint = lots of fun!

 

Christmas pine watercolor

Another joyful tree with a different color palette.

This felt like the right post for today since I will be busy pulling out the decorations and getting my house ready for Christmas.

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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Quiet Thursday – Snowy Pines

A landscape with snowy pines for you today.

Hope you have a wonderful Thursday! ๐Ÿ˜Š

abstract watercolor pines

Frozen daydream – 9 x 12 inch bee watercolor paper

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

Until next time, share a smile and spread kindness all around.

Happy Painting!

Patty Anne

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One last swim

A few favorite photos to share from a recent weekend at the lake.

Happy Sunday friends! ๐Ÿ™‚

Splashing in the lake photo

One last hurrah at the lake, splashing around and having fun!

 

Huey in air dive into the lake photo

Diving in and loving every minute of it.ย ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿพ Oh, happy day!!

 

Huey diving into the lake photo

and back in again… but this time I managed to get a shot with one paw in the water and the rest of his body in the air.

 

Labrador playing at the shore photo

Playing at the shore in the weeds and getting ready to hit the dock again at full speed.

 

Labrador Retriever swimming photo

A view through the weeds on the shore as my boy swims by.

 

Pines and lake reflection photo

I love this lake view, so calm and peaceful.

 

Pine branch at the shore photo

This photo of a pine branch in the afternoon sun really speaks to my heart.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this time at the lake and Huey’s last swim of the season.

Hope you have a great week.

Happy Painting!

Patty Anne

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