I love painting on this paper. The texture really adds character to the watercolor washes. I liked the colors and design of the piece but when I added the trees using white and tinted gouache it really came together.  Some of my paint is made from ground minerals which adds a little crystalline sparkle to some areas.

- Melissa Gannon

Wilderness Magic

Watercolor, gouache on paper

Ready to frame

Signed on front and back

12" h x 18" w 
0 lbs. 7 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.