Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Cherry Blossom Branch Commission

Hi Friends! I was given the opportunity to create one of my favorite flowers; cherry blossoms! I have made many paintings of cherry blossoms in the past. A few years back, I created a large painting of a cherry blossom branch. At the time I though it was huge, but this time the commission is size 48 x 118 inches. The paper size was about the same length as the room in my apartment, so I had to roll up the ends of the painting. It was certainly a challenge that I welcomed with open arms. Plus it was a full body experience. 

I started with one long brush stroke.

I slowly added branch arms. 

The blossoms were next. 

Followed by the spongy pink background.

I then added the Japanese Kanji Symbols which stand for Andrea Love.
I made my own stamp out of wine cork.

Here is my pup, Sofi. She loves posing in front of my paintings.:D

I hope you enjoyed my process as much as I enjoyed creating it.
If you are interested in your own painting please email me at andrea@andrearealpe.com


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