Into the Great Wide OpenMel Kistner
Acrylic painting on Stretched canvas
Finished white edges
Varnished and Ready to hang
Signed on front
36 " h x 48 " w x 1.5 " d |7 lbs. 0 oz.
A bird perches on a hillside, ready to fly into the great wide open. "This painting is about hope and the possibilities of the future," explains Mel. The abstracted clouds were created by first applying layers of white, then coming in with the blue sky color to cover selected areas, leaving cloud shapes that shine through. The hill was rendered to look like an abstracted nest with grasses. A combination of palette knife and brushwork lend gentle energy and movement to the scene.
Mel Kistner uses her experience in art therapy to create works with themes of redemption and hope. She recently completed a commissioned painting for a counseling center. She often paints birds to represent freedom, human emotions, and human responses to the world. Currently living in Orlando, she finds inspiration in a range of artists, from Frida Kahlo to Andrew Wyeth.