Cherry blossoms, a flower that announces that spring has come
Finally, a small cherry tree in my backyard has bloomed. When this flower blooms, starting with the cherry tree, the flowers that my husband and I planted continue to bloom in order.
Actually, there were two cherry trees in my yard. Among them, a tree with pink cherry blossoms fell down in a strong wind a long time ago. And now a small cherry tree announces spring in the backyard instead.
Cherry blossoms boast their beauty as they bloom like popcorn in the bright and shining spring sunlight. That is why, in April, I always take pictures of these beautiful cherry blossoms with my camera.
It is mysterious that five petals come together to express such a dazzling brightness. The thin petals flew like butterflies in the warm spring wind and fall to the ground. Even the fallen petals beautifully cover the floor as if it were painted with watercolor paint.
I wanted to paint such a dazzling cherry blossom someday when I have the chance. So today, I painted it with 1 dollar watercolor paint.
I don't want to look at a picture of this cherry blossom and copy it from the photos. Because even a photograph cannot capture the splendid beauty of the flowers. If I look at a photograph and draw a beauty that cannot be captured in a photograph, the wonder of that beauty will not be fully expressed.
So, relying on the image in my mind, I first drew a branch with a medium-sized, No. 12 watercolor brush.
The cherry blossoms I saw today sparkled in the spring sunlight, emitting a purple light that was not white. When I looked up from under the little cherry blossom tree, the whole world turned purple, as if I had seen it on a colored film.
I drew the picture while remembering the happiness, anticipation, hope, and mystery I felt when I saw the purple glittering world.
Myungja Anna Koh