Blue Camassia in the Garden

Blue Camassia There is a sort of dreamy quality that emerged when I was working on this painting that I quite like. I’ve been wanting to infuse my work with excitement and, for me, this is what that looks like. When I started my garden I was under the impression that both of these plantsContinue reading “Blue Camassia in the Garden”

Chicago Botanic Garden Irises

Here is a happy splash of color to celebrate spring. I’ve been wanting to push myself past a merely narrative style with my work, and make it more playful. Also, I have been inspired by the wonderful photographs you all share. I’ve been struck by color combinations that I wanted to try out. For thisContinue reading “Chicago Botanic Garden Irises”

My Garden Birdhouse…Or, What Dreams May Come

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! 🙂

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”

Birch Oasis

http://www.melissabluefineartandgardendesign.com.   There is a park near my home that was designed using all native plants.  I just love it there.  One of the things I like is the wide expanse of brick, which gets pretty hot and glaring in the summer, and in contrast, the coolness of a bench tucked under a clump ofContinue reading “Birch Oasis”

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