Expressive Tree

Walking on a trail one day I was delighted by this tree. It had so much presence, I just had to stand and admire it for awhile. I love how it spreads out its multiple stems, reaching out to embrace the sky. Yet, when I painted it in a formal way, it just looked kindContinue reading “Expressive Tree”

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”

An Experiment

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Field of Dreams

A funny thing happened with this painting. ¬†After studying it for a bit, my mind got busy. ¬†Theory and bad things like that. ¬†This is what happened: I thought that by making the color dots larger in the foreground and adding more definite brushstrokes, it would only enhance the jewel-like look I was going for.Continue reading “Field of Dreams”

Winter Light

http://www.melissabluefineartandgardendesign.com ¬† Now, you may not be wanting to see more snow this morning, but I just finished this painting and was eager to share it with you. ¬†I hate the stuff, myself, except, isn’t it pretty? ¬†Also, I appreciate it for its vital role in the health of the ecosystems here. ¬†This particular ecosystem,Continue reading “Winter Light”

On the Path

¬† http://www.melissabluefineartandgardendesign.com. ¬† Today I’ve brought you to an imaginary trail at a very real site. ¬†This birder is enjoying the prairie restoration as it might appear some years from now. ¬†Previously, Fort Sheridan was a military installation on the shore of Lake Michigan. ¬†There are wonderful photos of the soldiers riding their horses intoContinue reading “On the Path”

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