Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Hearts . . . One of my first paintings

8x10 acrylic on canvas

I have always loved hearts. Not only for what they represent but the colors and shapes of them. Heart shapes are one of my favorites when it comes to jewelry as well. One of the first gifts my husband gave me when we were dating was a small silver heart on a delicate chain. To this day it is my favorite piece. I can see myself incorporating many hearts into my art.

This painting was one of the first ones I did back in the winter when I finally picked up a paintbrush for the first time. Although I really didn't know what I was doing I just had fun swishing the paint around. I used crimson and white to mix the shade of pink I liked and also mixed an ivory shade for the background. I used a 2 inch paintbrush for the hearts. I was pleased with how it came out for the first try.

Is there a favorite shape you like to incorporate into your art? Are you a fan of hearts?


  1. Cathy! This is such delicate beauty..a serene dreamy feeling! gorgeous creation!
    I love hearts too..sometimes people will point out to me a certain symbol that keeps popping up in my work..that i didint even I find that neat! I go in phases..

  2. If you've seen my shop you know I love all kinds of sizes and colors! I also have a crocheted heart though! *Teehee*...I love this artistic piece. It looks like soft hearts gently pulsating. :-)

  3. Cathy, I think it's great. It looks so warm, soft and cozy in the canvas. Very nice work. Thanks for sharing.

  4. This is wonderful--isn't if fun discovering all the things you can do with paint!