30x40 oil on gallery wrapped canvas
In Iowa, the winters can be long and hard. By the time February comes, most midwesterners feel like the cold days, spent indoors will never end. We long for the end of late afternoon sunsets and the warmth of sunshine on our faces. And just when it feels like we cannot take one more day of winter, warm breezes behind to blow in and we see the beautiful sight of early Spring flowers popping up through the snow. New life! A sign of happier days ahead.
This painting was painted in those last few days of dark, cold winter, when my own heart was aching for green grass and the color and smell of Spring flowers. IT's sole purpose is to evoke happiness and hope for good days ahead.