Cherry Blossom: a national pastime from Japan
The cherry blossom tree is considered such an important plant for Japanese culture. Every spring, for a limited period of time at the beginning of April, Japanese people gather in parks to view the Sakura (=cherry blossom) trees in full bloom. This event called Hanami (= flower viewing) also brings hundreds of thousands of foreigners every year to Japan, to witness the beauty of these flowers themselves.
Sakura can be found in mostly every area in Japan, and they have become a symbol of spring for their people. Around this time, the perfume of these flowers can be felt all around, and it really brings a feeling of warmth and peacefulness.
The view of a blooming cherry flower tree is associated with youth and beauty, and the soft pink tones embellish any garden they are found in.
How to paint a cherry blossom?
Are you interested in becoming an artist, or simply learning how to paint a realistic cherry blossom tree?
Like with every painting, it is best to start by laying down the base colors on the canvas, using acrylic without much pigment in them. Start off by painting the tree crown with a dark, unsaturated pink. On top of that, you can start painting the tree branches, starting with the biggest ones and adding smaller ones as you paint.
Only then you can start adding colors such as white and different tones of pink, and paint smaller clusters of leaves over the branches. For finishing touches and slightly more realism, add smaller leaves using a different shade of pink so they stand out.
Reproduce the pink trees on your painting by number canvas
If you want to bring the magic of the fragile cherry flower into your own home, then a DIY cherry trees painting kit might be a good choice for you. All you need is a paint pot, either oil or acrylic, a brush and water. Use the paint set’s canvas to color each numbered area with the right color, according to the pattern. There is no mixing of colors involved, so you can easily finish the painting just using the set’s given colors.
You don’t have to be an artist to use floral kits, as the template is easy to understand. Once you finish your painting, simply frame the canvas and place it in your house or give it away as a thoughtful, unique gift. The flourishing cherry blossom trees will bring a touch of elegance to any room they are placed in.
More flowers painting by numbers kits?
Perhaps you are interested in other types of floral artwork as well. If that is the case, you can look for any flowers DIY kit that sparks your interest, be it a tulip, daisy, or sunflowers full of seed.
If you prefer vivid colors such as red, you can choose a set of blooming poppies, whose color represents courage and hope.
You can also try to paint a sunflower vase if you love their beautiful colors, reminiscent of the warmest summer days. Another great choice could be a field of daisies, representing fragility and elegance.
Did not find your perfect cherry blossom tree DIY painting?
If you are looking for something more personal, you can create a custom Paint by Numbers, using any photo you want This is the perfect kit for a nice, thoughtful gift, or for representing your most precious memories through artwork.