Yearning for Spring, pastel on board by Adriana Meiss
Living in Central New York for so many years I have learned to expect long, cold winters. But in those rare occasions when we get mild winters, my mind rapidly forgets what's normal and starts yearning for the next season. I wasn't that aware of this yearning until I found this photo while cleaning my studio. The need to paint it right away took me by surprise, and it was finished in no time. It probably needs more work but the yearning for bright greens is so strong that it has blinded me.
The scene is from our orchard, from a time when the Nanking Cherries did not have much competition from the nearby apple trees.