A little number to mark the melting of the snow and the thawing of the ground after a long winter. Couples spilling out of backyards and waltzing in laneways is a sure sign of spring, ain't it?

Mixed media on panel
36" x 36"

Now that the sun is back at least half of the time I can work thick and chunky, put the panels out to air, and actually dry them fast enough to keep on working without pausing for a week, as you can sort of make out from these details. And to bury the winter, call me crazy but I made a paint out of the ashes from my neighbour's wood stove. Turns out screened ash of clean firewood makes a good charcoal-esque medium.