Woot – Woot…..the acrylic painting of the Cherry Blossoms is completed. In case you can’t tell, I am super excited to have finished this commissioned piece as promised by today. That means the client can give this beautiful piece of art to his wife/girlfriend as a Christmas present. I will say it again, there is nothing like giving original art as a gift.
I thought people might be interested in seeing the processes . . . .
Step 1: I needed to make a mini painting of the work, to show the client and get his approval. Obviously, this is not a triptych, but he basically needed to get an idea of what colors I would use and the layout of the painting.
Acrylic cherry blossom triptych painting sample.
Step 2: With the mini sample painting approved, it was time to move on to the real painting. First, I applied layers of brown, gray, black and white acrylic paint and put in my background.
Acrylic paint layered for background.
Step 3: After the first layer of paint is dry, it is now time to complete the background. The client wanted something more modern than the traditional Japanese Cherry Blossom Painting, which is typically done on a light blue, or pinkish/orange background. I added quick strokes of brighter, earth tone acrylics to give movement to the painting.
Quick strokes of earth tone acrylics completes the background.
Step 4: With the background completed it is time to put in the branch of the cherry blossom tree. Once the branch is put down then I painted in highlights in gray and white acrylic.
Painted in the cherry blossom branch in black, gray and brown acrylic paint.
Step 5: With the tree branch painted in, next, using a large paint brush, I spattered in different shades of pink to indicate the profusion of Cherry Blossoms showering out from the tree branch.
Using a large brush, I spattered the Cherry Blossoms into the painting.
Step 6: With minor tweaking I completed this triptych acrylic cherry blossom art painting. Job Done.
The completed triptych acrylic painting of cherry blossoms. “Christmas Cherries”
Hoping “Christmas Cherries” adds lots of sparkle and happiness to someone’s Christmas.