20″ x 24″ acrylic on canvas
Confession: I’ve never actually this place that I believe is in Arizona. Someone I know was there and took a photo. The photo was really similar to something I’ve had in my mind for a long time. So I cropped it and tweaked it and put my own spin on it and here you have it. I’ve seen those bare mountains with the dots of green every time I’ve flown over the western U.S. I’ve always wondered how people manage to put a house there. Now I see.
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October 2, 2016 by melinda • Acrylic & Oil, available, City & Landscape, signs, Texas • Tags: cityscape, cityscape downtown houston, downtown, Houston, jazz cafe, Red Cat Jazz Cafe, texas artist, urban •
20″ x 16″ acrylic on canvas
This was painted especially for my show at SEAD Gallery in Bryan, Texas. Their address is 216 W 26th St, Bryan, TX 77803. Artist reception is November 17 from 6 to 9 pm and I’ll be there.
This is a little club in downtown Houston tucked into the bottom floor of one of the older buildings. It’s about a block away from site where I was born.
I went to the place once when it was a coffee house. I haven’t been there since it changed hands but I’ve passed it many times and it always looks like eye candy to me.
July 15, 2016 by melinda • Acrylic & Oil, available, City & Landscape, rural, Texas • Tags: acrylic painting, cabin, chairs, country, dock, lake, landscape, outdoors, pier, retro, table, vintage, water •
24″ x 24″ acrylic on canvas
Unlike most of my paintings, this isn’t a real place. It’s a combination of 2 places – one real and one sort-of real. The lake is real. It’s Lake Palestine in East Texas. I thought it would make a nice backdrop for the large windows in the interior scene I wanted to paint. I finished this a few months ago but the chair seats were grass green and it’s been bothering me all this time. I changed to an aqua and now I’m happy with it.
16″ x 20″ acrylic on canvas
AKA “Please Wait To Be Seated.”
This is a smaller study of a larger (36″ x 48″) that I’ve not been able to finish. I got bogged down in all those tables and chairs. Working it through on a smaller scale has worked and sometime soon I’ll finish the larger canvas.
This is a cafe in Naples, Florida. I couldn’t stop looking at it and shot a bunch of photos. It’s great subject matter for a black & white photo. But I had to paint it. I considered painting the umbrellas red or yellow but decided white really works best.
12″ x 12″ acrylic on canvas
From a group of about 20 pelicans, I selected these 3 to paint. Of course they were hanging out by a pier waiting for fish to be tossed their way. These are Naples, FL pelicans but they look just like our Galveston pelicans so I just consider them Gulf Coast pelicans.
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