Valentine Flowers And Hearts

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The Valentine’s month is in full bloom and I prepared a few designs that are very appropriate for such sweet season. 

This year, I decided to make the hearts with the flowers and merge flowers with hearts, romantic things and places.

In the designs above and below, the flowers are forming the heart, just like in old days, the artists made their vintage cards with floral decor. 
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Then, I imagined a trip to Paris and placed bicycle and roses next to the Eiffel Tower, one of the most romantic places in Europe:
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I also added a few hearts and pink roses into a vintage style design, where romance and floating Paris letters are creating a beautiful dance manifesting the Love and wonderful feelings:
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And speaking of dance, I’ve added a lovely romantic design with ballerina silhouettes, and hidden rose heart. 
This artwork actually became the beginning of my new series Waltz Of The Flowers (which I am going to share on my blog soon):
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To Everyone!!!
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Eiffel Tower – Phase I and II

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The drawing on the left and the first wash on the right.
When I drew the tower I started with the main shape going slowly into tiny details, yet did not want to place too many of them to avoid the pencil marks showing too much. 
The fist wash was made wet-on-wet. I used Alizarin Crimson and warm yellow to give the sun reflection on the clouds. The Ultramarine blues with Violet Purple fit right in for the clouds shapes. Yet it was only the beginning. The clouds would need to be touched several times here to achieve the intensity of the night Paris sky. 
At this stage of painting I was not concerned neither about Eiffel Tower construction details, no figures. The main focus was on area, which will help the Eiffel Tower to shine.
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Rebuilding The Eiffel Tower

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Detailed Image of the Original Painting: Here
My client asked if I could paint The Eiffel Tower for her (original art was recently sold) but instead of one lady she wanted to see two young girls. The painting would be a gift to her friend who she met in Paris. When start working on the new art piece, and having the original image handy, I wanted to make a new one as if it was the only painting I ever did of The Eiffel Tower. I’ve been to Paris twice; but unfortunately pictures didn’t turn out great (a good excuse to go there again, eh :0) .. 
The day I’ve received the commission request the skies in my area were so beautiful and so dramatic that I rushed to take a good photo reference to have it for my future art:
Even though the girls’ figures on the painting were important they should not distract the attention from the main subject, The Eiffel Tower. Better, if they would be engaged in some kind of conversation, and maybe about the beauty of Paris and the Eiffel Tower itself. 
I made a few figure sketches for my client to choose. I really wanted to leave the scarf on one of the girl to show not only the style, the breeze; but more, keeping it as the romantic Paris-like piece, which by flowing with the wind would bond two figures together. And, it should be the brightest spot of the figures. The figures were supposed to be painted pretty much in one color: 
This sketch (above) was engaging but it was a little detached from the mail subject.
My client chose this sketch. It was not only showing a nice conversation, but as well the dynamics. One girl was pointing towards The Eiffel Tower as if they just discussed its grandiose beauty, which suddenly appeared from the cloudy skies. 
Stay tuned. Tomorrow I am posting first two phases of the painting.
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There Is A Piece Of My Heart And A Sparkle Of My Soul