Water Lily practice continues on…

I’ve tried many times to paint water lilies on the pond. I alway find painting them to be very challenging. Today I have a few practice pieces to share with you.

Happy Sunday, friends! πŸ’œ

water lily watercolor painting

A very loose attempt with this one. It has a nice softness and calm feeling.

It could probably benefit from another dark wash around the base of each flower.

Having had a few unsuccessful water lily paintings behind me, I decided to move on and leave this one as is. πŸ˜‰

water lily watercolor painting

A bolder attempt this time. It took a number of washes with various dark colors to achieve this result. It feels like water to me and that my flowers are floating on top. Yay! 😊

I will continue to practice and keep on trying to paint water lilies. I hope you are inspired to play, create art, and have fun.

Until next time, share a smile and stay excellent!

🌸  Patty Anne  🌸

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Lavender in the garden

I planted some lavender in the garden this week. Oh my, the scent was just divine. Today I have a lavender inspired painting to share with you.

Happy Thursday, friends!Β πŸ’œ

 

lavender watercolor painting first round

For this painting I used my travel watercolors. Things were looking pretty good but I realized it needed more color after looking at the photo above.

It’s important to know when to stop painting but also when it’s time to go back in.

 

lavender watercolor painting

I bumped up the purple and greens and darkened the colors a little.

Ahh, yes much better. πŸ˜€

Additional leaves were also added with my liner brush. Some brush strokes were made by dragging the side of the brush across the paper.Β  Others were made with a light touch moving the tip of the brush on the page. It’s a simple thing but it really adds movement and some nice variation.

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

Until next time, share a smile and stay excellent!

🌸  Patty Anne   🌸

#worldwatercolormonth … happening now!

find me on Instagram @pattyanneart

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Little birdies this week

I have a couple watercolor birdies to share with you today.  These little cuties were simple and fun. 😊

Happy Sunday, friends! πŸ’š

 

birdie watercolor under painting

A little birdie under painting, wet on wet dropping in different colors. I didn’t sketch anything first, just an oval shape for my bird and a flat oval for the top of the pot below him.

 

fun little watercolor birdie

I added some ink detail with a few different colored micron pens. Then I sprinkled some joyful feathers, hearts, and flowers all over.

 

birdie sketching eyes and feathers

I wanted my second bird to be looking up and have a different type of eye. Here I was playing around trying to find a cute shape that I could easily duplicate. I also wanted a few soft feathers and so I worked on that a little bit too.

 

birdie on a branch watercolor

This little sweetie started off in the same way as the first bird. I decided to change up the colors on this one and to have him surrounded by flowers on a branch.

I tried to keep it soft and so I only added small ink touches. I like how the bird kind of blends into the tree. I kept the detail to a minimum so that it would be a little dreamy.

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!

🌸  Patty Anne   🌸

#worldwatercolormonth … it’s going on now πŸ˜€

find me on Instagram @pattyanneart

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