Protalnik - is an old Russian word, which means March. There were several variations of folk month names. The word protalnik was created from the word protalina - which designates the area on the ground with melted snow and naked earth.
There are folk signs, sayings about the spring and March on the painting. These sayings are mostly about farming and that you have to work hard in the Spring, otherwise you won’t have food in the Winter.

 

Acrylics on canvas, 2020

100x90 

© 2020 Anna Samoylova.