First Light

Self-taught artist Sarah Janece Garcia turns a hummingbird study into a celebration of light and life.
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Sarah Janece Garcia

$60.00 - 115.00

Sarah Janece Garcia created by

Sarah Janece Garcia

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Humming with Excitement

Layering energetic strokes of vivid watercolor paint, self-taught artist Sarah Janece Garcia turns a hummingbird study into a celebration of light and life. This piece captured the attention and admiration of our customers, winning our Art and Design Challenge.

Titled First Light, this piece was inspired by a Pueblo legend in which the hummingbird acts as the savior of the land and its people. In the story, the hummingbird comes to the rescue when the Pueblo land was threatened by fire. The bird flew to the north, south, east and west to gather rain clouds to extinguish the flames. During this heroic flight, the hummingbird flew through a rainbow and it is believed that this is where it got its magnificent colors.

By selecting colors naturally found in the hummingbird's plumes, such as deep emerald, sapphire blue, and fiery magenta, the artist is able to capture the frenetic energy and beauty of this tiny dynamo. her powerful piece adds a splash of color, imagination and whimsy to any wall it adorns. Made in San Antonio, Texas. Printed and framed in Portland, OR.

Sarah Janece Garcia

created by

Sarah Janece Garcia

location

New York

“When I love and respect nature, nature always returns the favor,” says Sarah Janece Garcia, who expresses her admiration for the natural world via heavily saturated oil and watercolor paintings. Using a style that ranges from literal to abstract, Garcia favors depictions of “flying creatures” and florals, allowing “the movements of wind and water” to guide her brush.

Surprisingly, however, the self-taught artist says it’s not a bright outdoor setting that inspires her best work. Instead, the self-described “night owl” says she prefers painting at her home studio in San Antonio, Texas in the middle of the night. “I find the nighttime to be the most inspirational,” she says, adding that a dim workspace is what allows her to “better paint the light.”

Exclusive Made in the USA
Made from
acid free matboard, durian wood, acid free paper, acid free ink
Measurements
Framed: 17.5" H x 17.5" W; Unframed: 16" H x 16" W
Care
All art on paper should be protected from moisture and from prolonged, direct sunlight.
Notes
Arrives framed and ready to hang in a black durian wood frame or unframed and mounted on acid free matboard.
Item ID
25915

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UncommonGoodsFirst Light
 
4.8

(based on 51 reviews)

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    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (34), No (26)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (24), Other (13), Birthday (3)

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5.0

beautiful artwork

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from concord nh

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Comments about UncommonGoods First Light:

love it

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Exquisitely Beautiful

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from Philadelphia, PA

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  • Iove the play of colors

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    Best Uses

      Comments about UncommonGoods First Light:

      I bought this watercolor as a gift to my daughter-in-law who loves hummingbirds. Her face lit up when she saw the picture. I may just buy the matching watercolor for her birthday!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes, Yes
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Christmas or Hanukkah
       
      5.0

      Really stunning painting

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      from Normal IL

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      Comments about UncommonGoods First Light:

      I had been wanting to order this for a long time and it does not disappoint. It is stunning and beautiful, makes me so happy to see it everytime.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No, No
       
      5.0

      Larger than I thought and very beautiful

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      from Bergen County, NJ

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      Comments about UncommonGoods First Light:

      This was a gift for my daughter (age 10-loves art) and she thought it was her best Christmas present ever. My only regret is not ordering it framed.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes, Yes
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Christmas or Hanukkah

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Rainbow in Motion

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      from West virginia

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      Pros

      • Makes Me Happy

      Cons

      • A Little Larger Perhaps

      Best Uses

      • First Sigh When I Step In

      Comments about UncommonGoods First Light:

      This little guy brings smiles and great pleasure to everyone who visits us Thecolor the motion THE EYES!! Congratulations to true exceptional talented artist

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      • No, No
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Other
       
      5.0

      Beautiful gift

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      from Carlisle, PA

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      Comments about UncommonGoods First Light:

      My daughter just loved this piece of artwork, so I purchased it as a Christmas gift for her. She is a designer that loves color, and I know this will have a special place in her home. We find fascinating things in the Uncommon Goods catalog -- unique gifts and home products.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Christmas or Hanukkah

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Beautiful Watercolor

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      from Mpls, Mn.

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      Comments about UncommonGoods First Light:

      I have admired this watercolor for a long time and finally decided to purchase it. It is beautiful. I had it custom framed and it is hanging where others can enjoy it. Beautiful colors, beautiful picture.

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      • No
       
      5.0

      vibrant colors

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      from Somers, CT

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      Comments about UncommonGoods First Light:

      Almost kept it for myself. Our girlfriend loves it.

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      • Yes
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Birthday
       
      5.0

      Beyond Expectations

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      from Denton, TX

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      • Gv

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          Comments about UncommonGoods First Light:

          I have been eyeing this watercolor and decided to do it. What a beautiful piece of artwork. It goes great in my guest bedroom! The cost of it was excellent too. I will orering again to make a collection of the water colors

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          • No
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          • Other

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Highly Recommend

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          from Bakersfield, CA

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          Comments about UncommonGoods First Light:

          I couldn't be more happy with my purchase! Nice quality, great value, pretty content, perfect size!

          Love to see more selections from the Artist...maybe flowers?

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          • No
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