I have another postcard to share with you all. I call this one Cherry Blossoms, and is based on, well you guessed it, cherry blossom trees.

Cherry Blossoms Postcard

I based this painting off of a series of photos that I took last week while my friend and co-worker were walking during our lunch hour. We came across an entire grove of cherry blossom trees, which I had been obsessed in trying to find for my friend, Salazar, after reading her post about cherry blossoms, which you can read about here. At some point, I hope to be able to upload some of the photos that I took (somewhere over 60 images) and share them on the blog. For now, you’ll have to settle for this.

Overall, I don’t think that it’s too bad. I think that I made the trees a little too pink. The cherry blossoms in my pictures were more pale than this. I didn’t realize until after I finished that I could have used liquid white to sort of nullify the pink and make them look less like they came from a Dr. Seuss book, but what’s done is done. And anyway, the liquid white came in handy for adding the yellow flowers seen at the bottom, so it wasn’t a total waste.

This is my fourth postcard that I have sent out, via the Postcrossing site. This one is on its way to Taiwan!

And speaking of that postcard site, I finally received my first postcard through it last Saturday! Check it out!

Postcrossing Postcard #1 - Russia

Obviously I won’t display the writing on the back in order to protect the privacy of its sender, but the front is totally okay. This one is from Russia and shows a cathedral, which is a popular tourist attraction in the sender’s hometown. It’s a really cool sketch. Looking at it really makes me wish that I had the patience to sketch such detail as this. But then, it probably would be quite difficult for me, with the tremble in my hands. 😉

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