Song of AutumnMelissa Gannon
Watercolor, acrylic, acrylic ink, India ink on Paper
Ready to frame
Signed on front and back
11 " h x 15 " w |0 lbs. 0 oz.
This towhee fits right in with this autumn scene. When I began this piece I spritzed the paper with a lot of water and dropped inks into it while tilting the paper and letting the inks blend. When everything dried I added color and detail first with watercolor and then with more ink. I think the rich colors of this piece are a feast for the eye. This piece is painted on 100% cotton paper.
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.