This is an 11×15 inch watercolor painting of two lovely palomino horses. This piece is a part of my series entitled “Spirits of Animalia”. Creating the spirits of animals is such a fascinating endeavor for me. I absolutely love envisioning the animal’s soul and how it can be portrayed to reveal their personal qualities. These sweethearts are cantering in the midst of a Japanese cherry blossom tree. I wanted to portray the joyful love the horses share for each other through the means of hidden symbolism. The entirety of the tree forms the shape of a heart and the branches delicately form two small hearts, giving both horses their own heartbeats.