"Rites of Spring" 16x20" oil on canvas ©2010 Shayla Perreault Newcomb
The light in January is platinum. One morning my home was yellow and white and energetic with its light and all my joy of that moment focused into the creation of "Rites of Spring." This is the first time I've let pink dominate a painting. I've mentioned before that to me it means healing and optimism. "Voyez-vous la vie en rose?" Of course it has other meanings as well. In the past I've associated it with weakness. Here I'm celebrating its power. It may be minus 18 degrees Celsius today, but that light is a sign of spring.
This painting doesn't look like the rest of my series and right now it doesn't feel right to add the three dots, or more depth. I'm going to set it aside and perhaps explore this path later on. I feel I have unfinished work with the other series and am not ready to move on yet.