Spring Bluff Paintings

These two came home to me from the gallery in Chicago that represented me for several years.  It was a very enjoyable association.  The owner once told me that she would never carry abstract art, but sadly, she has been forced to as that is what people want to buy.  It is called “wall decoration”,Continue reading “Spring Bluff Paintings”

Garden Companions

http://www.melissabluefineart@gardendesign.com Don’t you love the word, “companions”?  I suspect that ultimately our experience of the world is meant to be alone, one-on-one with our sense of the sacred.  Still, there is that pull for connection, and most of my happiest moments were in the company of a friend. That amazing rainbow you both spot atContinue reading “Garden Companions”

Emotions in Art

Weeping Willow Fronds in Spring http://www.melissabluefineartandgardendesign.com I’ve been reading the latest Louise Penny book, which always give me artistic pause.  Her mysteries often have art woven into the story, with the characters pondering the deep, dark meaning behind the creation of art.  Hmmm.  In this one, she has a character stating that a good pieceContinue reading “Emotions in Art”

Oil and Water

“Lake Michigan Willow” http://www.melissabluefineartandgardendesign.com Well, here it is, my first oil painting.  I’ve got to say, it wasn’t easy to force myself to make the change but every time I read another book about the environment and what we are doing to it, I found it harder to live with painting with acrylics.  For myContinue reading “Oil and Water”

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