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 Gannon

Song of Autumn

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.



Melissa Gannon
Gladstone, Oregon

Getting to Know Melissa

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.