I have a fall wreath to share with you today.
Happy Thursday, Friends! 🧡
I started out by lightly outlining a bowl on my paper with a pencil.
Then I painted some watercolor leaves around the circle using a large round brush.
First round – pale yellow leaves
Second round — pale orange leaves
Third round – darker leaves, reddish orange and reddish brown
I let each round of leaves dry before painting the next. Then the final touch was cleaning up the stems and softening up a few rough edges with a damp brush. I like how this simple wreath turned out. 😊
I will be taking a little break but will be back soon.
Until next time, share a smile and stay excellent!
🌸 Patty Anne 🌸
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I have been painting butterflies inspired by Jean Haines. I absolutely love her loose free style of watercolor painting. I found that with just a few simple steps you can paint a little butterfly.
Steps to paint a butterfly:
- Using a liner #2 brush and a black brown mix, add a small round head. Then just below that, add a line of dots for the body getting smaller as you near the bottom.
- Outline the top of the wing with a deep color and then use a little clean water to smooth it out.
- Next to the midsection of the body, add paint with the side of your brush and pull it out away from the body. Continue this on both sides and build up the color.
- Add more color to the head and wings as needed.
- Allow the paint from the body to touch the wet paint of the wings. Remember that the mix and mingle is where the watercolor magic happens. 🙂
- Be careful to not overwork your butterfly, less is more here.
It is always fun to play with different shapes and colors. My favorite butterflies here ended up being the ones in the middle where I left part of the wings unpainted. It feels like they are moving across the page. 🦋
Trying to put it all together with a little painting of a flower and butterfly.
Butterfly dreams painted on Bee watercolor paper
I hope you enjoyed this little butterfly practice and are inspired to pick up a paint brush and create art. Thank you for stopping by and following along. Until next time, I hope you have a great week and shine on!
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A soft and loose Wisteria watercolor painting to share today.
Happy Thursday! 🙂
Recently, fellow blogger and talented artist, HollyThreeSixFive shared a beautiful Wisteria that she painted after watching Jay Lee’s Wisteria watercolor tutorial. I’ve enjoyed other Jay Lee tutorials in the past and was excited to follow along with this one.
I love what I was able to create but the best part was that I felt very calm and relaxed while painting. Looking back, the hardest thing for me was getting a nice picture to post using my phone. For some reason I have a difficult time getting a quality photo of anything purple.
Painted using a Princeton round #12 brush on 9 x 12 inch Bee watercolor paper
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, share a smile and sprinkle kindness everywhere.
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