Happy Valentine’s Day! While I’d imagine not everyone will be a fan of this week’s challenge, I’ve got to say, it is one of my absolute favorite paintings I’ve ever done. Additionally, I think it was the most fun I’ve ever had doing a watercolor! I struggled every time I had to leave my studio. The nature of the heart allowed me to be pretty free in my brush work, giving me more freedom and enjoyment! You will even notice a water stain on the tag (under the “f”), which I normally would have been quick to get rid of. I loved the freedom I felt to ‘leave it alone’ and allow the beauty of watercolors to shine through. It may be a tiny mark, nonetheless, it is a huge step for me! Haha!
Thank you to my friend, Dr. Steve, who is a cardiologist and helped me chose the most accurate image to paint from of the options I gave him.
If you missed my post which explains this year-long challenge, please read You’re Invited To The Unveilings.
Jean Gigante says
So cool❤️❤️❤️ Really cool❤️❤️❤️
Wow! Just incredible! I love your heart even on paper. : )
Reminds me that “…God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” Ps. 73: 26 Great job once again my friend.
Uncle Allan says
I love everything you create; but I have to tell you—this didn’t make me feeling romantic for Valentine’s Day. Love you.
Uncle Allan says
I just proofread my comment (a little late). “feeling” should be “feel” (just so shook up over that heart!
Absolutely amazing. Picture perfect, but not a picture. What a gift you have. You chose a complex subject that most people would never even consider painting, but then you attach a tag that changes the whole impact of the subject. And I see the cross embedded in the very middle of the heart!
I happen to LOVE the stain. I always think our mistakes are as important as our accomplishments.
My life mission statement (after the Great Commission) is: “Let God use my mistakes for His glory.” I don’t cover them up or disguise them. I keep them in the open so that God can incorporate them into my life. He surrounds my mistakes with His beauty.