Some Sales to Celebrate!

These paintings all sold at this year’s Bog/Bird Art Show at Volo Bog. I wasn’t sure how the show would go this year. To be safe, we did not have a reception and I think many people in the community are continuing to stay home. And yet, the show was a great success with aContinue reading “Some Sales to Celebrate!”

Bird in an Autumnal Sumac

  I haven’t made up my mind about this one. It is in oil. The new Earth Paints are a joy to work with but of course there are ways in which they behave much differently than my acrylics. I think this doesn’t match my desire to paint wild abstract-y interpretations but I really wantedContinue reading “Bird in an Autumnal Sumac”

Dickcissel?

melissabluefineart.com Once in awhile I’m able to capture more than a blur of feathers when I’m out in the field. My policy is to click first and ask questions later, so here is my little bird. Can anyone tell me what she is? I think she is a Dickcissel. The habitat is restored open tall-grassContinue reading “Dickcissel?”

Night Heron

Green-Backed Night Heron to visit my website, click here When I was a young girl, my family moved often for my dad’s career.  This meant that we lived in lots of interesting places and I got a taste of several different kinds of habitats, all of which imprinted themselves upon me.  Finally we landed here,Continue reading “Night Heron”

Unfinished Transformation

I tried to paint an abstract…I really did.  It was fun, too, for awhile, until I couldn’t stand it anymore and had to start putting in form.  It looks to me like this painting really wants to be a landscape.  The bird was a real joy for me~I spotted him as I was walking theContinue reading “Unfinished Transformation”

Hickory Tree Along the Des Plaines River

http://www.zhibit.org/melissabluefineart This seems like a good morning to look back, while I wait for the snow to melt and for things to green up.  And other things to start flying around and biting (sigh)  🙂 Fifty years ago the Lake County Forest Preserve District voted to preserve a green corridor along the Des Plaines River. Continue reading “Hickory Tree Along the Des Plaines River”

Linda’s Heron

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”

One Spring Day at the Chicago Botanic Garden

melissabluefineartandgardendesign.com Gardens delight me.  At their best, in my eyes,  they are the hand of man working with nature.  This can lead to a lovely dance, filled with unexpected grace notes. This painting, fresh off the easel, takes us to the Chicago Botanic Gardens.  The CBG is a wonderful place to encounter those delightful juxtapositions,Continue reading “One Spring Day at the Chicago Botanic Garden”

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