Your shopping cart is empty.
Feb 26, 2018
Title: First Day of Spring
Medium: Acrylic and graphite on wood panel
Series: 100 Square Project
February is generally not a good month for me. I get a severe case of the "blahs"... it's hard for me to get my butt out of bed, even to get to work. I don't go out unless I have to. Socializing is difficult, because I can't find much good about life when I feel like this. It really is pretty awful.
I know what causes this. It's called "Seasonal Affective Disorder", and it's because of the lack of daylight. As my doctor suggested, I have a sunlamp on my worktable to help increase my exposure... not quite the same as natural light, but when there is no natural light it's a decent substitute. It's my only option when I spend my days at my job. It's dark when I get to work, dark when I leave, and even when I can go out for a walk at lunch it has been pretty dreary.
The approach of spring is therefore a pretty big deal for me. I know that as we creep closer to March the days will get longer, and I will get more energy. I'll feel more like going out, doing stuff, getting in my much needed exercise. If I can just keep going, I'll get through it.
I decided this year to try to fight the drearyness in my work. My last three paintings were grey. Yes, there was some red in there, but they were predominently grey just the same. I needed some colour, and only a bright, happy colour will do. Yellow. Yellow is it.
I did two. I started three, but the third one just wasn't working and has been abandoned... for now anyway. I am considering doing a large one in this colour combo. I'm loving the orange and the deep red with this particular yellow, and a large size piece could be really showstopping. But I have been told that yellow paintings don't sell, and that is influencing my descision. It's one thing to have a couple 10x10" paintings hanging around in my studio, quite another for a 5 footer. A painting that large takes up a lot of storage space. Which, as always, is at a premium. What do you think? Should I do it anyway?
This presence of this badge signifies that this business has officially registered with the Art Storefronts Organization and has an established track record of selling art.
It also means that buyers can trust that they are buying from a legitimate business. Art sellers that conduct fraudulent activity or that receive numerous complaints from buyers will have this badge revoked. If you would like to file a complaint about this seller, please do so here.
The Art Storefronts Organization has verified that this business has provided a returns & exchanges policy for all art purchases.
I want my clients to be 100% thrilled with their new print or original painting. If you're not for any reason, please contact me and I'll work with you to exchange it for another piece or offer you a refund (minus shipping costs).
This website provides a secure checkout with SSL encryption.
The Art Storefronts Organization has verified that this Art Seller has published information about the archival materials used to create their products in an effort to provide transparency to buyers.
For original art, I use only artist quality paints and supports. For prints, I have partnered with Printpartner.ca. They use only archival materials, as described on their website.
Become a member and be the first to receive new content and special promotions.
This is only visible to you because you are logged in and are authorized to manage this website. This message is not visible to other website visitors.
Click on any Image to continue
Below, select which favorite lists you would like to save this product into.
SAVE 20% ON YOUR FIRST ORDER.
Enter your email below and we'll email you a 20% OFF Coupon right now.
This offer is valid for NEW CUSTOMERS only.