Little Boxes by the ShorelineMelinda Patrick
Acrylic painting on Stretched canvas
Painting wraps around edges
Ready to hang
Signed on front and back
16 " h x 20 " w x 1 " d |0 lbs. 13 oz.
This is one of my coastal paintings. I live near the coast - though not close enough except for when hurricanes target us - and love zoning into a coastal image to paint. All the rooftops crammed together make me think of the Buffy St Marie song "Little Boxes." Though these are much nicer than just boxes!
Melinda’s bright acrylic paintings feel like snapshots of everyday life. Her cheery compositions capture glimpses of what a carefree passerby may notice on a sunny weekend afternoon. Main street signage, casual cafes, and outdoor leisure areas leave the viewer nostalgic for summer vacations passed. Melinda’s subject matter comes from her personal snapshots. “I take thousands of photos everywhere I go,” she says. Then, back in her home studio, she uses her pictures as reference material, but takes creative license with colors and composition. Her bold yet crisp use of color, shadow, and shape speaks to her professional background in graphic design, and results in compelling examples of contemporary realism.