April 2015

While I painted this in April, the image is from a photo I took last month - and the fact that it is still in the 30’s and rainy here in Norfolk, MA made it easy to stay in that March frame of mind!

 My choice for the title – simply “March” – is inspired by the feeling of the image.  To me, this scene screams all that is both great and grueling about the month that supposedly kicks off spring. The actual subject of ice and pond-muck is suitably unglamorous for a time dominated by gloomy weather and half-melted greys and browns… but more importantly, I love the feeling of hope to this image; hope that winter is finally coming to a close, hope that the sun will indeed make it through.