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”
Melissa Blue Fine Art One of my favorite things in spring is when the crabapples burst into bloom. I wish it could last forever! When my neighbor’s tree is done it showers my car with pink petals, like a benediction.
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”
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://email@example.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”
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”
Good evening, So with snow blowing around outside, I thought I’d post this painting from summer. I really love it at the Chicago Botanic Garden, and try to get there as often as possible. It balances my time in the field studying our native flora.