|"Glowing Heart" ©Mary Montague Sikes|
As writers, we often point out descriptive details such as "her heart glowed with pride." The author and the painter in me loves the thought of a glowing heart. But how do you show it?
My painting for today will probably need a little tweaking when the canvas is complete and full of "Dancing Hearts". For some reason, the gold paint is showing as white in this post, so you are not seeing exactly what I painted. I liked the idea of gold glowing around the red heart filled with bits of other colors. Perhaps there should be many more colors. A rainbow of color flecks would surely glow. Probably, I could have experimented a little more, but I was stopped by an exceptionally busy week.
Do you use words like "her heart glowed" in your writing? Is that pushing the descriptive image a little too far?