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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    (43)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Cons

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Best Uses

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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

Absolutely perfect!

By 

from Illinois

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Vibrant Colors

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

    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!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other
     
    5.0

    So happy I saw this

    By 

    from Mahwah, NJ

    Verified Buyer

    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.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other
     
    5.0

    Well Worth Waiting for

    By 

    from Tennessee

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Colorful
    • Engaging
    • Unique

    Cons

      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.

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

      I am looking at other items by this artist

      By 

      from Hayward CA

      Verified Buyer

      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.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Other
       
      5.0

      absolutely beautiful

      By 

      from phoenix az

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about UncommonGoods First Light:

      just wish the story about how the hummingbird got his beautiful colors was printed and attached to the the framed print. I copy/pasted and added it to the back of my picture so that my guests can read it when they comment on the bcolors

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Product was better than I could imagine

      By 

      from Las Vegas, NV

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Artist Is Very Talented
      • Work Of Art Is Beautiful

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Anywhere anytime

      Comments about UncommonGoods First Light:

      Need to enclose information regarding the artist with the purchasae

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

      Beautfiul

      By 

      from Atlanta, GA

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about UncommonGoods First Light:

      This gorgeous piece of art was the perfect gift for my mom who loves hummingbirds! She couldn't stop raving about it when she opened it up!

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

      Adds a pop of color

      By 

      from Denver. CO

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about UncommonGoods First Light:

      I hung the print along with 5 others that varied in color to add a little interest to my living room. I love it!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Other
       
      5.0

      First Light framed watercolor

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      from Hermiston, OR

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Gorgeous Gift

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Inspiring Decoration

        Comments about UncommonGoods First Light:

        This is a fantastic framed watercolor. The motion within is stunning. Perfect for anyone following Elizabeth Gilbert's Hummingbird philosophy.

        Service and delivery comments:

        The delivery was right on time, and the recipient was so thrilled that she hung it in her home that very night. Your service and product are both remarkable.

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

        My wife loved it!!!

        By 

        from Manzanita, Oregon

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • awesome

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

          Comments about UncommonGoods First Light:

          Perfect for the location.

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

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