Cherry Blossom Tree is finished

Posted: July 23, 2012 in Cherry Blossom Tree, Mosaic Work Update
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The Cherry Blossom is finally finished.  Nearly had mental breakdown this weekend after some of the stain I’d applied globbed up in an area on the board but I didn’t realize it till too late.  Bad thing about mosaics – you can irrevocably screw up weeks of work at the end.  Thankfully a little fine sandpaper resolved the problem good enough.  Am happy with the way it turned out. My sister got a little sneak peek of it Friday and was a bit disappointed that it didn’t have more flowers on it, and some of you might be too – but I really like it like this.  I like that it is a Cherry Blossom just starting to bloom, just a hint of pink – not overwhelming, and that you still see the structure of the tree itself.  Here’s some pics of it and as requested by my sister a pic including a pencil so you get an idea of the sizing.  The pieces for the most part are very small, and at the tallest point the height of the tree itself is 7” and the width 9”.

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It is funny, originally when thinking of it – it came to my mind as “the tree”.  I like the simplicity of “the tree”, etc..  Then after a few blossoms were put on it started coming into my mind as “she”,  oh “she” looks so good with that bud placed just so, etc..  Funny how my brain instantly equated it as a her once she had a very feminine feature in the form of the flowers.

tip – click on a pic to open this gallery into bigger sized pics where you can really see the details and coloring better.

A new project will start later this week, so check back in with me again!

For a few other “final” pics of Cherry Blossom that aren’t on here, go over to the recent work section of my website at http://www.mercedesmosaics.com

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  1. Bernadett-B says:

    What a beautiful piece of artwork!

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  2. Your tree is very nice, your pencil sketch of it is great. Smalti is such a wonderful medium, and your tree is quite striking. Good luck with completing your project. http://ruarkmosaicart.wordpress.com/

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  3. Diana says:

    Love this Cherry Blossom Tree. The colors on the tree trunk and branches give the tree wonderful depth. I like the color of the stain- not too dark. Great piece!

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  4. Jean-Marc says:

    Nice japanese theme — like Van Gogh.

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