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Two Is Better Than One
Materials Used: Acrylic on canvas
Original Size: 10"x30"
Description of "Two Is Better Than One"
This is one of my favorite acrylic paintings where I painted in a gradient style. I wanted to paint a long tree branch stretched horizontally throughout the long canvas with a turquoise background. Most of my cherry blossom paintings have a turquoise background to blend in with my new apartment dark brown interior decor. I have dark brown matching furniture and curtains with a sheer turquoise curtain in the middle of the window. Most of my towels and table mats are turquoise color as well. I think turquoise is a beautiful color that complements dark brown very well. This method of painting is quite difficult because it's hard to get the right mixture of white and red on the brush to make it blend well and show up on the canvas in exactly the same pattern for each flower. To get the right texture, sometimes I had to apply three or four coats of paint on the flower. I've added two blue love birds into the painting because two is always better than one according to Boys Like Girls and Taylor Swift in their love song "Two Is Better Than One" (See youtube link below) The two lovebirds birds symbolize love and companionship. I decided to use very vibrant red and orange colors for the petals because I wanted the cherry blossoms to pop out of the painting and they made very pretty spring colors. This painting goes well in the living room or dining room.
Inspiration for "Two Is Better Than One"
Arcadia Arboretum continues to be my inspiration to paint cherry blossoms. Below are the two pink trees, one of them is a cherry blossom tree and the other is a pink trumpet tree at Arcadia Arboretum during the Spring. Often time, I find either peacocks or small pairs of birds flying around or hanging out in these pink trees. It's fun to watch love birds singing in a pink cherry blossom tree on a warm spring day.
Two Canadian Geese by Purple Cherry Blossom Tree Inspiration
What inspired me to do this painting was visiting the Arcadia Arboretum in Los Angeles during the Spring, which is one of my absolute favorite places tucked away in the city to wind down, relax and be with nature. In fact I have a yearly pass to the Arboretum since I love it so much and visit at least five times a year. It's my favorite arboretum in California because it's always blossoming different flowers at different times of the year and is always teaming with wildlife. Wild peacocks, Canadian geese, ducks, and turtles are residents of the Arboretum. Very often when you visit you will see a pair or group of Canadian geese lying on the grass or roaming around eating grass. They have no fear of humans whatsoever. In fact they will come up to you and eat right out of your hands! I got the idea to paint the purple cherry blossoms because one day during the spring, I was standing under this white cherry blossom tree and the breeze was blowing and the petals were falling all around me. It was a such a beautiful sight being surrounded by white petals and green grass. It felt like it was raining cherry blossom petals on a nice warm spring day. Standing under that tree made me forget all my worries and feel like I'm in a peaceful world away from the hustle & bustle of the city. This painting can bring the feeling of springtime into your apartment or home.