Dance of the FlowersMelissa Gannon
Watercolor, acrylic inks, acrylic paint on Paper
Ready to frame
Signed on front and back
16 " h x 20 " w |0 lbs. 4 oz.
Melissa Gannon's botanical scenes are directly connected to the nature she depicts. To create this piece, she pressed leaves onto the surface of the heavyweight cotton paper. When the paint was nearly dry, she remove the leaves to create impressions. "Bright flowers work well with the browns and terra cotta colors," says Melissa. "There's a little iridescent paint mostly in the blue which sparkles in the proper light. This piece was a joy to create."
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.