Melinda Patrick
Magnolia, Texas

Melinda’s bright acrylic paintings feel like snapshots of everyday life. Her cheery compositions capture glimpses of what a carefree passerby may notice on a sunny weekend afternoon. Main street signage, casual cafes, and outdoor leisure areas leave the viewer nostalgic for summer vacations passed. Melinda’s subject matter comes from her personal snapshots. “I take thousands of photos everywhere I go,” she says. Then, back in her home studio, she uses her pictures as reference material, but takes creative license with colors and composition. Her bold yet crisp use of color, shadow, and shape speaks to her professional background in graphic design, and results in compelling examples of contemporary realism.
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Pianos
12" x 12" , acrylic painting
$425

Red Door
12" x 12" , acrylic painting
$425

Back to the Beach
12" x 12" , acrylic painting
$450


Little Boxes by the Shoreline
16" x 20" , acrylic painting
$525

Dry Dock
20" x 16" , acrylic painting
$550

Last Wave of Summer
20" x 20" , acrylic painting
$825


Under the Boardwalk
24" x 18" , acrylic painting
$750

Drugstore Cowboy
16" x 20" , acrylic painting
$525

Discover Original Art by Melinda Patrick | Beer Bottle Boots acrylic painting | Art for Sale Online at UGallery
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Beer Bottle Boots
4" x 4" , acrylic painting
$75


Discover Original Art by Melinda Patrick | Scootin' Boots acrylic painting | Art for Sale Online at UGallery
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Scootin' Boots
4" x 4" , acrylic painting
$75


Beach Umbrella
12" x 12" , acrylic painting
$450

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Vaquero Boots
4" x 4" , acrylic painting
$75

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Upright Boots
4" x 4" , acrylic painting
$75


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Texas Boots
4" x 4" , acrylic painting
$75

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Rodeo Boots
4" x 4" , acrylic painting
$75

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Old Glory Boots
4" x 4" , acrylic painting
$75


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Oklahoma Boots
4" x 4" , acrylic painting
$75

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Off the Wall Boots
4" x 4" , acrylic painting
$75

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Chillin' Boots
4" x 4" , acrylic painting
$75


Gulf Canal
20" x 24" , acrylic painting
$775

Star Drug Store
20" x 16" , acrylic painting
$525

Empire Cafe
30" x 24" , acrylic painting
$750


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Melinda Patrick 1/12/2018 | 9:46 AM

I know there is a snobbery about oils vs acrylics. I first tried acrylics when I was a kid and Liquitex was the only brand and had a limited palette. I didn't really like them and worked in oils like my grandfather taught me all through college. But the new millennium brought a new attitude towards acrylics for me. All the sudden there were several brands and a rainbow palette. I found myself loving the quick drying feature of acrylics. There was no turning back for me. Then I heard a lot of poo-pooing about acrylics. They weren't valued the same as oils. But the educated art buyer knows better. A lot of well-known artists whose work sells for big money work in acrylics. Yes, you read that right. • Ever heard of Robert Motherwell? Check out his "Elegy to the Spanish Republic." • How about Roy Lichtenstein? He used acrylics a lot, including for his best known work, "Drowning Girl." • Mark Rothko? Oh yeah. "No. 13 (White, Red on Yellow)." • Thomas Hart Benton. I'm not making this up. He created several studies of "The Bicyclist" in oil and watercolor but the final was in (oh yeah) acrylics. • David Hockney painted several California swimming pools in acrylic. • That rebel Andy Warhol painted his soup cans in acrylics. I say great minds think alike. See one of my first acrylic paintings at my blog at melindapatrickpaintings.com