Some time ago I had this idea of making a series of watercolour paintings that tell the story behind playing cards royalty. This here is the King of Hearts, a romantic, needy and frustrated man.
As the story goes, the King of Hearts was a handsome man, loved by his people and skilled in righting the wrongs of the world. After some time, tough, he lost his magic powers and turned into a sad and lonely man, that struggled to solve everyone else’s problems, but was unable to solve his own.
It’s been a while since I started this painting, and for some reason I ended up putting it aside. But when I came across it yesterday, I decided it was time to finish. Hope you like it! 🙂