Beginnings of SpringMelissa Gannon
Watercolor, acrylic paint, ink on Paper
Ready to frame
Signed on front and back
18 " h x 24 " w |0 lbs. 5 oz.
Spring is here! I wanted to show the first changes where the leaves are just beginning to become visible along with the pinks. I created some interesting texture using leaves, saran wrap and leaf pressings. There is a lovely contrast between opaque and transparent colors in this painting.
Melissa is passionate about color. She finds it to be the most significant form of inspiration to paint. Speaking on influences in her work, Melissa says, “Sometimes it’s an idea that I can’t get out of my head, or a color that I just MUST paint!” She particularly enjoys painting leaves, and the changing colors of Oregon foliage are visible in her work. In 2001, Melissa began teaching art classes, which has allowed her to view her own artwork in a new way. “The information that flows in a class is awesome,” she says. Melissa is constantly learning from the students in her classes, and is more conscious of what it means to be an artistic role model.