Heart Shaped Watercoloured Painting Decor

Or Misgav
by Or Misgav
7 Materials
1 Hour

Spring is finally here, and it fills my heart with joy. I took it literally and painted a heart-shaped drawing filled with roses.

First, I drew the heart on an A4 watercolour paper—freestyle, with a pencil. The size of the paper is important in relevance to the brush sizes mentioned below.

Once I was pleased with the shape, I drew circles and leaves on the outline. Each circle is a "placeholder" for a flower. I kept things inside the heart shape but "broke" the line with leaves here and there so that it would look more authentic. After I finished placing the flowers and leaves, I filled the heart. Then, it was watercolour time!

To draw a freestyle rose, first, I laid down the colour of the rose by marking the petals in a spiral shape using the number 4 brush. Then, I cleaned my brush and added plain water to the petals. I also left un-painted white spaces to make the rose more authentic, marking the edges of a petal and the begging of another.

After placing a colour, I immediately placed it on the opposite end, to create a holistic feeling of balanced nature.

Once I was happy with my colour palette and the flowers- pink, violet, yellow, red and orange- I painted the leaves.

I marked the leaf's outline and filled it in with clean water, creating a 3D shape.

I continued to paint the leaves, adding texture with a 00 brush.

I let it dry for an hour before erasing the pencil's markings. Then, I had mixed feelings about the painting. I was not sure if it was worth hanging on the wall or not. I sat across it, and only after adding a few more brush strokes with my 00 brush, adding texture to some of the flowers and leaves, I decided it was lovely enough to be part of the living room shelf.

Framed on the wall

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