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

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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 47 reviews)

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    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (30), No (23)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Self (17), Other (10), Mother (5), Child (4), Wife (4)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (22), Other (13), Birthday (3)

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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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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.

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  • Yes
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  • Child
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  • Christmas or Hanukkah

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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
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  • Self

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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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5.0

Beyond Expectations

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from Denton, TX

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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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      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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      5.0

      Absolutely perfect!

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      from Illinois

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      Pros

      • Vibrant Colors

      Cons

      • None

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        Comments about UncommonGoods First Light:

        I've always had a great love of hummingbirds and this picture seems to capture their real beauty. I'm proud to have such a lovely painting displayed for everyone to see. I fell in love with it when I saw it in your catalog and love it even more now!

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        5.0

        So happy I saw this

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        from Mahwah, NJ

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        Pros

        • Exactly As Discribed
        • This Painting Is Perfect

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Can Go In Any Room

        Comments about UncommonGoods First Light:

        The colors are so vivid. Exactly the way a humming bird looks. I will be hanging this water color in my new home.

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        5.0

        Well Worth Waiting for

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        from Tennessee

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        Pros

        • Colorful
        • Engaging
        • Unique

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          Best Uses

          • Add A Splash Of Color

          Comments about UncommonGoods First Light:

          There are many humming bird prints, but none captures the spirit of this natural phenomenon as does this depiction. The bird's distinctive bill rises out of a blur of color, just as it hums into our space in nature. The splash of colors bring interest to a neutral space and prompt attention and conversation. Nearly everyone has a story of an encounter with these wonderful creatures, and almost all are curious about their life spans and travels. This particular print has a story of its own because it was a Christmas gift that had to be sent back because it arrived damaged. We were extraordinarily pleased that Uncommon Goods acted so swiftly to provide a replacement of this limited quantity item. They made it more valuable.

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          • Yes
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          • Wife
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          5.0

          I am looking at other items by this artist

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          from Hayward CA

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          Comments about UncommonGoods First Light:

          Thank you for making the First Light print available for my purchase - Love It! - and my special thanks to Sarah Janece for her beautiful creation. It hangs in my well lighted kitchen.

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