One idea leads to another painting

I have a few wreaths to share with you today. One of those times where one idea leads to another. You never know where it will take you.ย  ๐Ÿ˜Š

Happy Sunday, friends!ย ๐Ÿ’š

 

simple wreath - tombow markers

I was playing with my Tombow watercolor markers and created a little welcome wreath. Just a simple wreath using my Neon markers set.

This little wreath inspired me to try a similar style in watercolor.

 

welcome wreath - watercolor under painting

A few layers of watercolor and it just didn’t end up the way I hoped it would.

I decided instead of throwing in the towel on this one to add a little ink with my sepia micron pens and see if that would help.

 

welcome wreath - watercolor and ink

Ink doesn’t always fix everything but it did make me a little happier in the end.

I’m glad I used sepia with this one since it is warm and didn’t overpower the piece.

My advice is to allow yourself to play and have fun. Many times that is where creative ideas surface.ย  I hope you find time to play and create art.

Until next time, share a smile and stay excellent!

๐ŸŒธย  Patty Anneย ย ๐ŸŒธ

I’m on instagram at pattyanneart

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Sunflowers and Inktober

I have sunflowers and ink sketches to share with you today.

Happy Sunday, friends!ย ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ’š

Sunflower bloom photograph

A joyful flower…I just love that sunny smile.

 

sunflower watercolor painting

A little watercolor practice this week. I’ve been sketching a lot for #Inktober but did find some time to splash around some paint.

I painted my sunflowers in multiple layers building up the color and detail. It always feels good to practice and play.

 

Wildflowers in ink

Some simple wildflowers sketched for #Inktober2019.

I started in the middle and worked my way out adding flowers and leaves. The vase was added at the very end. I really like how my wildflower bouquet turned out.

 

ink floral frame

A fun little botanical border in my small sketchbook. I always love drawing leaves and flowers and playing with different designs.

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 ย ๐ŸŒธ

 

find me on Instagram @pattyanneart

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Quiet Sunday – Purple Joy

I’m still playing with purple and loving it.

Happy Sunday, friends! ๐Ÿ’œ

Purple flowers - watercolor painting

Another loose watercolor floral to share today. There’s nothing shy about that purple. ๐Ÿ˜Š

I hope you enjoy seeing my art and are inspired to do more of what you love.

Until next time, share a smile and stay excellent!

๐ŸŒธย  Patty Anneย ย ๐ŸŒธ

follow me on Instagram @pattyanneart

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Watercolor floral cut outs

I have some watercolor flowers and leaves to share with you today. These floral cut outs are always so much fun to make.

Happy Thursday, friends!ย ๐Ÿ’š

 

watercolor flowers and leaves

It started with a simple watercolor painting,ย  some big shapes and favorite colors.

For my cut outs I like to use Canson Mix Media paper (98 lb.)ย  The smooth white paper is perfect for ink sketching and cutting with scissors.

A little detail is added with ink andย  then some outlining of each shape.

 

watercolor flowers and leaves cut out

I leave a little white paper around my cut out shapes. I’m not sure what I am going to do with these beauties. Maybe I’ll make a card or I could paint a few more and frame a bouquet of them. I’ll have to think about it but that might make a nice gift.

These cut outs remind me of paper dolls that I used to love playing with as child.ย ย ๐Ÿ˜€

I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of what you love.ย  Keep playing and having fun.

Until next time, share a smile and shine on!

๐ŸŒธย  Patty Anneย  ๐ŸŒธ

follow me on Instagram @pattyanneart

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Practice and Inspiration

Some lovely greens to share with you today. I enjoy painting leaves and had fun with some simple watercolor practice. I’m always so inspired by the beauty we find in nature. Hope you enjoy.

Happy Thursday, friends!ย ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒฟ

watercolor leaves practice

Some playing around with different shapes and line thickness.

Painting with a lot of wet paint on the brush and then with less.

I tried some outlining with paint and kind of like that look.

Simple and fun, just trying out different styles and things that I might like to incorporate into a future painting.

 

watercolor leaves practice

More play here, using a few of the elements practiced above. I pushed it a little further creating a little pattern inside the leaves.

One of the best things I found was how relaxed I was while playing. I need to do more of that. ๐Ÿ™‚

 

green gold magic photo

A little green gold magic for inspiration.

A favorite pic taken a few years ago while on vacation. I am so in love with the bold color and shape of these leaves.

 

green garden inspiration photo

Another photo taken while on vacation. The shape, pattern, and color just pulls me in.ย 

 

lily of the valley beauty photo

This last photo is from my garden last spring.

The flowing green leaves and delicate lily of the valley flowers are always so beautiful. Although blue is my favorite color, I believe green is a close second. ๐Ÿ’š

I hope you 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 stay excellent!

๐ŸŒธย  Patty Anneย ย ๐ŸŒธ

 

find me on Instagram @pattyanneart

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Modern floral watercolor

A modern watercolor floral to share with you today. I hope these bright flowers leave you smiling.

Happy Sunday, friends!ย  ๐Ÿ’š

 

modern watercolor floral

I love the combination of peachy pinks and green together.

My plan was to go with only watercolor this time but after a couple of washes, I realized it needed more.

So, out came the pens and the fun continued… ๐Ÿ˜‰modern watercolor floral

Some outlining and defining starts things off by waking up the big flowers. Then a few vines and little touches for fun are sprinkled throughout.

The added sketching worked well and made this piece feel more alive. I’m very happy with the result. ๐Ÿ’—

I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of what you love. Keep playing and having fun friends. Until next time, share a smile and shine on!

๐ŸŒธย  ย Patty Anneย  ย ๐ŸŒธ

find me on Instagram at pattyanneart

Painting a few cards

I have a few watercolor cards to share today. I purchased a box of Strathmore cards and decided to paint a few to give away as gifts.

Happy Thursday, friends!ย ๐Ÿ’œ

 

purple watercolor flowers painted card

For my first card, I started with some “Patty” flowers in my favorite purple #colorcrush.

I decided to not add any ink to this one. I love the softness and didn’t want to lose it.

 

 

watercolor under painting

My next card started with a fun under painting as a base for a floral sketch.

 

 

watercolor and ink botanical card

A little ink here wakes up my card and adds some fun. This pretty card will hopefully brighten someones day.

Watercolor tip:ย  I used masking tape to hold my card in place while painting and sketching. That allowed me to position my card in a comfortable place and keep it from moving around as I worked.

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 shine on!

๐ŸŒธย  Patty Anneย ย ๐ŸŒธ

find me on Instagram at pattyanneart

Patty Anne Art