This piece started with a wash in watercolor and acrylic ink. After the wash dried I continued working intuitively using watercolor. The light areas were painted with acrylic. There is some iridescent paint in the piece. Some of the acrylic areas have a sheen while the watercolor areas do not. This adds to the interest and contrast of the painting. This piece is painted on Arches 100% cotton paper. It can be framed using a mat or floated on a piece of mat board.

- Melissa Gannon

Wisteria Mystique

Watercolor, acrylic on paper

Ready to frame

Signed on front and back

26" h x 40" w 
1 lbs. 4 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.