From red to green… from Valentine’s Day to St. Patrick’s Day. What are the common things between the two? Both are celebrations or feast of the particular saints.
Setting aside the religious background of the two saints, another common between the two is the heart shape. But for St. Patrick, it’s either three or four heart shapes joined into one which form a clover or shamrock leaf. They said if you’ll see four heart shapes on a shamrock leaf it means it will bring you good luck.
Shamrock. … A shamrock is a young sprig of clover, used as a symbol of Ireland. Saint Patrick, Ireland’s patron saint, is said to have used it as a metaphor for the Christian Holy Trinity.
Do you believe on it? They said there’s nothing wrong on believing on it. But what is important is that you’ll do your part too, work hard on something that you want to achieve instead of doing nothing and wait for the luck to come. Which I couldn’t agree more.
Anyways St. Patrick’s Day is four days to go. As celebration for this religious event, I decided to paint a shamrock leaf. Materials used are as follows :
- Paper: 140 gsm Canson Watercolor Paper (I recently bought this at Amazon, and so far this is my favorite. And it’s cheap too!!!)
- Watercolor paints: Winsor and Newton Permanent Sap Green and
Royal Langnickel Essential Paint deep green.
- Paint Brush: No. 8 round from Santa Fe Art Supply.
Link on where to buy these art materials will be posted at the end of the post.
Free Printable Shamrock Leaf
A digital version of this shamrock leaf is ready to download at my Freebie Library. To get access on it you simply need to subscribe. Please click the button below.
I made two downloadable file. One is a letter size St. Patrick greeting which you can frame it for display. And if you want to design your own greeting card you can also download a clipart in PNG format of the shamrock leaf.
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