Enhancing The Colors Of The Heart Painting

I enhanced the colors of my painting by making the background
I enhanced the colors of my painting by creating a pastel rose background.
I repainted the light pink background with a rose pastel paint.
I repainted the light pink background with a rose pastel paint.

After this I allowed the background to dry for a few day and then I repainted the center of the heart with a habanero orange hue of paint.

 

Painting hearts is the perfect Valentine’s Day inspired art project, or just an everyday for people who enjoy shades of red and pink.

Painting A Picture of Two Cats Kissing At Joshua Tree

Today I finished painting a picture of two cats kissing at Joshua Tree.
Today I finished painting a picture of two cats kissing at Joshua Tree.

Joshua trees and cats are two of my favorite things, so I decided to paint a picture of two cats kissing at Joshua Tree. The painting is based on a photograph I took of Ashbury and Snoopy touching noses back in 1997.

Here I drew a pictures of two cats kissing t Joshua tree.
Here I drew a picture of two cats kissing at Joshua tree on a flat board canvas
I painted the mountains and the Joshua tree behind the two cats.
I painted the mountain, boulders, and the Joshua trees behind the two cats. I used texture to make the stump of the Joshua tree look more dimensional.
Here I am painting the sky above the cats.
Here I am painting the sky above the cats. I also added other shades of green and added more texture to the grassy ground surrounding the Joshua tree in the foreground.
Painting The Cats At Joshua Tree
Here I started painting the head of Snoopy cat.
Here I have finished painting in Snoopy cat, and I have added his stripes.
Here I have finished painting in Snoopy cat, and I have added his stripes.
Here I added more paint shading to the Snoopy cat.
Here I added more paint shading to the Snoopy cat.
Here I am beginning to paint in Ashbury the cat.
Here I began painting in Ashbury the cat.
Here I am painting on the whiskers of Snoopy and Ashbury the cats.
Here I am painted on the whiskers of Snoopy and Ashbury the cats.
I signed the painting with a sharpie.
I signed the painting with a fine tipped Sharpie marker.

This video illustrates how I painted the picture of the pair of felines nuzzling at Joshua Tree.

 

 

 

How I Painted A Heart On A Large Canvas

The heart painting is almost complete, but I have some detail work to do on the scalloped edge.
The heart painting is almost complete, but I have some detail work to do on the scalloped edge.

Do you love hearts? These simple images are fun for decorating and holidays such as Valentine’s Day. Canvas art sold at stores can be pricey, so I like to create my own.  I decided to paint a large heart on a canvas, which is a simple to do. This is how the art project evolved.

Fold a sheet of tracing paper in half and draw a heart on it.
I folded a sheet of tracing paper in half and drew a heart on it.
I unfolded the tracing paper to view the symmetrical heart. drawing. Creating half of the heart illustration on the fold tracing paper allowed the pencil to rub through onto the other side. I went over the impression to darken it in places.
I unfolded the tracing paper to view the symmetrical heart drawing. Creating half of the heart illustration on the folded tracing paper allowed the pencil to rub through onto the other side. I went over the impression to darken it in places.
Next, I flipped the heart drawing to the other side.
Next, I flipped the heart drawing to the other side.
I traced over the heart with a red colored pencil, which enabled me to keep track of my progress.
I traced over the heart with a red colored pencil, which enabled me to keep track of my progress.
Place the tracing paper over the canvas.
I placed the tracing paper on the canvas.
I used the red colored pencil to go over parts of the heart that did not completely transfer onto the canvas.
I used the red colored pencil to go over parts of the heart that did not completely transfer onto the canvas.
I painted the heart with an orange center, and the scalloped edge was painted with red oil paint.
I painted the heart with an orange center, and the scalloped edge was painted with red oil paint.
I used pink paint to fill in the background behind the heart.
I used pink paint to fill in the background behind the heart.
After I finished painting the heart on the canvas, I allowed the oil paint to dry for a few days. I need to go back in and touch up some of the scalloped edge, but the painting is almost finished.
After I finished painting the heart on the canvas, I allowed the oil paint to dry for a few days. I need to go back in and touch up some of the scalloped edge, but the painting is almost finished.

In the video, the painting of the heart on canvas evolves from start to finish.