This is a hopeful image and celebrates the simple beauty and pleasure derived from an early spring bloom. It was made in early spring as the winds of winter were beginning to die down, and during this time of year there is a certain excitement in the arrival of spring, warmer temperatures, and new possibilities. It is important to celebrate the little things in life, especially during the difficult COVID-19 era. This image represents that idea through the use of local color, texture, and line that recall and define the feeling of spring. After a yearlong lockdown, or longer in some cases, it is refreshing to think about new possibilities.
"Of Springtime Buds and Blossums"
Watercolor, Charcoal, and Oil and ink on Mixed paper