Award Winner : Honorable Mention

There is a special kind of optimism, unleashed in early in spring, when the winter releases its grasp on the land, water, and even sky. The light shifts, the ice melts, the earth itself seems to liquefy into mud soup. The music of trickling water and bird songs seem loud in contrast to the silence created by sound dampening snow. Cashman’s painting celebrates that early spring moment with a strong composition that marks a time near and dear to the Wisconsinite’s heart.

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Spring Thaw

Size: 12 x 16"
Paintings - Oil on Canvas

When you sit quietly in the same place every day, you become hyper-sensitized to the subtle changes each day brings. It’s like living art – you get a new painting every day. And sometimes you hit the jackpot. This was one of those days. The ice was receding, the water was mirror-still… it was like standing at the edge of a beautiful upside-down world. One I had to paint, if my life depended on it.

By Sandra Cashman

5335 Avenue of Birches, Manitowish Waters, WI 54545
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