One of the coolest things about Illinois Beach State Park is the incredible array of plant species it boasts. I am fascinated by the different forms that plants can take, and thought a series of pen and ink drawings would serve to highlight that. Here is my most recent drawing, of Prickly Pear Cactus. ItContinue reading “Opuntia humifusa”
http://www.melissabluefineart.com When I started writing a blog, it was with trepidation. That is probably true for most of us. Over time, though, I have met all of you, and you have come to mean so much to me. I want you to know that when I dance into my studio every day, you come withContinue reading “Winter’s Hush”
http://www.melissabluefineart.com Do you remember that movie, “What Dreams May Come”? It affected me deeply, especially the part where the people fell into the painting. Today, if I could, I would jump into this one. I don’t really have pink roses growing there~ too much shade. But that’s the fun of having a paintbrush! 🙂
http://www.melissabluefineart.com Ahh, January. I love the clean crispness of January. I clean out my studio and begin again, looking through my stash of photos and sketches for my next project. Fresh new canvases thrill me to my fingertips, but I don’t hesitate to paint out a painting from last year that didn’t ever quite gel. Continue reading “What Was Needed”
I’ve spent the past several days helping a dear friend move to Florida. When she suggested it, I thought, “Heck yeah! I’m always up for a road trip!”….forgetting that the last road trip I undertook was many moons ago. Tired as the trip left me, I’m so glad I did it. It did my heartContinue reading “Linda’s Heron”
Happy New Year greetings, all my friends. You have each enriched my life so much.