- Elizabeth Reich
Are You a Bleeding Heart?
Updated: Sep 15, 2022
I really like the uniquely shaped flowers, including the challenge of painting them with watercolors.
Bleeding Heart flowers were one of my favorite flowers in my Mother's gardens when I was growing up.
A community challenge with Positive Painters theme Heart's Delight, had me returning to paint Bleeding Hearts.
I am pretty sure this one is attempt number six, counting past years and present.
What Was the Challenge?
Using others and my photos as reference, faint memories of gardens thick with flowers, and trying to compose them together. Color theory played a role too! Finding greens to compliment the pink while coming close to what was on my computer screen since I didn't have a live specimen. Living flowers in the studio for color matching is best. Then finding deeper greens to contrast and create that 3d illusion on a 2d surface so the flowers POP!
This one brought back memories of Yesterdays, thus the paintings name.
Symbolism of Bleeding Heart Flowers
The Bleeding Heart's botanical name was Dicentra spectablilis, from the Greek for two spurs and spectacular. It is now known under its genus name Lamprocapnos. The flower's symbolism is all about love – the deep connection between two people, compassion for others and the world around us, wearing your heart on your sleeve, as well as spurned love.
For the Loves in Your Life
Stop by LZBTH Creative's Society6 shop to view the new art, perfect for Valentine's, less than a month away. If you are into gifting here are a few suggestions:
Warm the ones you love by gifting them a mug and their favorite warm beverage
Send a hug with a throw blanket and a throw pillow
Be kind to the earth with tote bags as: gift bag, yoga bag, errand bag
A gift is not complete without a greeting card with a personalized message
All of the above gives the gift of art in unique ways, plus there is wall art available.
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May your Valentine's Day be filled creating moments with the ones you love.
Your Painterly Artist,