A Summer of Commissions

To call this a turbulent summer would be an understatement, for sure. For me it started out promising to be a banner year for exhibits, with 12 wonderful opportunities falling into my lap by the end of January. The exhibits would have kept me busy all the way through the year….and then Covid-19 hit andContinue reading “A Summer of Commissions”

Spring Beauty

melissabluefineart.com This past weekend I was asked to paint on location at a new store in our area, called Summer’s Boutique. It is a wonderful shop featuring up-cycled furniture and art objects. If you are in the area, look it up. You’ll be delighted with the treasures you’ll find. I had it in mind toContinue reading “Spring Beauty”

A Line of Music With Hepatica

In the early woods, at the foot of oaks, sometimes you will come across Hepatica emerging from the muddy, leafy floor. I am always delighted by the clear, clean colors of the petals, and the leaves are so cool. They are a favorite of a dear friend of mine. She is the steward of aContinue reading “A Line of Music With Hepatica”

Compass Plant Reverie

“Compass Plant Reverie” melissa blue fine art In the field, Compass Plants can get quite tall~well over my head. So when I spotted this one lolling over in the lazy hot summer heat, I grabbed my chance. My intention was merely to get a reference photo for a later pen and ink drawing. When IContinue reading “Compass Plant Reverie”

Turk’s Cap Lily

Melissabluefineart.com Turk’s Cap Lily is a wonderful plant that is a great find when you stumble upon it in the field.  I usually see it growing at the edge of savanna and wet prairie.  I seldom see it bloom twice in the same spot, which adds to the delight in finding it. The traditional wayContinue reading “Turk’s Cap Lily”

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