Spring Equinox – Abstract Painting Video

Spring Equinox – Abstract Painting by Deb Breton

Spring Equinox just occurred here in the Northern Hemisphere, marking the first day of spring when the sun crosses the celestial equator going from south to north. A time that heralds in an earlier sunrise and nightfall that will come later. Plants are sprouting, winds are softening and for us in the Northern Hemisphere, we are enjoying the warmer days of spring! After this past winter, I’ve been looking forward to spring and all the new blooms and veggies found in the garden. This painting reflects the energy of this new life.


Some of you have expressed an interest in what goes on into making a painting.

I don’t want to bore you with all the details, but basically, ideas start in my head, then go to sketches where I work out the composition and values details with pastels and colored pencils.

After this, THEN the real fun begins, the painting process! Sometimes I play guitar to get warmed up and maybe I’ll light a little incense, smudge the room and do a little meditation. This bit of preparation goes in to every painting, imbuing a little positive energy into everything I create…


Spring Equinox painting hanging up on Living Room wall - Deb Breton
Spring Equinox – Large Abstract Painting by Deb Breton (image not to scale)
Spring Equinox - hanging painting - side view
Spring Equinox – Side view of hanging painting.
Spring Equinox abstract painting on the studio easel
Spring Equinox on the studio easel
close up painting detail
Close up detail of “Spring Equinox” Abstract Painting

Get this painting now and on Saatchi Art.

Happy SPRING! or Happy FALL if you’re in the southern hemisphere….


This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. luke610

    In your video have you rolled string around the paint roller to get the uneven lines? Brilliant work ….

    1. Deb B

      Yes, it’s not my idea and I forget where I saw it first, but it expresses free flowing movement perfectly!

      1. luke610

        It’s a really useful idea … I’ll have to try it soon !

  2. Happijii

    Nice work space Deb. Roomy and well lit.

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