How to Make a Cherry Blossom Painting

An artistic painting is one the best ways to enhance the decor of your room. Creating your own cherry blossom painting is a very good idea. Cherry blossom trees are highly revered in Japan and each year a National Cherry Blossom Festival is held in Washington DC.

You do not need to be a professional painter to come up with a cherry blossom painting. It is a fairly simple task, provided that you know the right way to do it. Here is how to create a beautiful cherry blossom painting.


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    Thoroughly observe a real cherry blossom tree or at least the picture of a cherry blossom tree. Consider all the details that you will need to replicate when creating a cherry blossom painting.

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    Cherry blossom trunks are naturally angular. Paint an angular trunk with very dark brown paint, approximately one-third the length of the paper that you are painting on.

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    Now, it comes to simulating the branches of a cherry blossom tree. Just like the trunks, the branches of a cherry blossom tree are angular as well. Paint at least three branches on each side of the trunk that using the same paint that you used in the earlier step. Make sure that you make the branches pointy at the ends to give the painting a more natural look.

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    With a paintbrush tip loaded with light pink paint, paint the cherry blossom petals along the length of the branches. Simply touch the tip of the brush five times to the paper.

    Complete the cherry blossom flowers by painting a dark pink blot in the middle of the petals. If you want to add additional details and texture to the flowers, just stroke lines of dark pink paint a some of the flower petals.

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    Paint thinner, smaller branches shooting off from the main branches. Make sure that these branches angle at a few points just like the main branches. Paint cherry blossom flowers along the small branches as well.

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    Let the paintwork dry completely. To secure the painting, apply a thin layer of acrylic paint sealant. Let the sealant dry before framing it in a beautiful frame. Hang the painting on a wall to add to the decor of your room.

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