I spent a few days here with my husband and in-laws. I wandered out early one morning and got some great color from the sunrise. I've had my eye on the reference photo for quite awhile. My heart shouted "paint it" but my head said "what are you going to do with that?" So I ended that struggle by painting it and I love the result. Lesson learned - I should never doubt my heart.

This piece is on gallery wrapped canvas and the painting continues around the sides. It comes ready to hang.

- Melinda Patrick

Under the Boardwalk

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front and back

24" h x 18" w x 1" d
2 lbs. 0 oz.



Melinda Patrick
Magnolia, Texas

Getting to Know Melinda

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.