Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size: 16" x 20"
This is my latest acrylic painting entitled "Ruby Red Cherry Blossom" that I just finished! I wanted to paint a large cherry blossom in a simpler Southwestern style, focusing on only a single focal point cherry blossom in detail. This light pink cherry blossom is set on a light blue background. The petals of the cherry blossoms are light pink, painted over with shades of pink and white to create a textured effect. The anthers are ruby red color, reminding me of the red garnet gemstones I use in my KBlossoms jewelry shown above. I painted the stamens rose pink with a burgundy outline.
The red garnet is a stone of passion and courage and is associated with gentleness, affectionate nature, kind heartedness, sincerity, charity, and truthfulness. Early explorers and travelers carried red garnets as protective talismans, as they were believed to be a source of light and luck. We carry several red garnet necklaces and earrings in our Kblossoms Etsy store: www.kblossoms.etsy.com.
Here is the original painting for sale on Etsy: http://www.etsy.com/listing/89179317/ruby-red-cherry-blossoms-original