Love is in the Air


As I write this entry, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and I don’t usually create Valentine-themed paintings, but I wanted to see if I could paint a foil heart balloon. I really enjoyed the process and I’m going to try my hand at a few more versions of heart ballon paintings. I am fascinated by the colorful reflections these balloons can embody … so back I go to my paints and brushes!

  • Original Artwork ~ 16 x 20 Framed Acrylic Painting
  • Signed Artist Prints ~ 5×7, 8×10, 11×14 prints available
  • Note Cards ~ Pack of 6 note cards and envelopes 
  • Coffee Mug ~ Original art with red handle and red interior

If interested in hiring me for a commission piece of artwork, click HERE


Where did Valentine’s Day originate from? The history of the holiday—and the story of its patron saint—is shrouded in mystery. We do know that February has long been celebrated as a month of romance, and that St. Valentine’s Day, as we know it today, contains vestiges of both Christian and ancient Roman tradition. But who was Saint Valentine, and how did he become associated with this ancient rite?

The Catholic Church recognizes at least three different saints named Valentine or Valentinus, all of whom were martyred. One legend contends that Valentine was a priest who served during the third century in Rome. When Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers than those with wives and families, he outlawed marriage for young men. Valentine, realizing the injustice of the decree, defied Claudius and continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret. When Valentine’s actions were discovered, Claudius ordered that he be put to death. Still others insist that it was Saint Valentine of Terni, a bishop, who was the true namesake of the holiday. He, too, was beheaded by Claudius II outside Rome.

Interested in the history of Valentine’s Day – click here

Pin It on Pinterest