Melissa McKinnon: Artist

Melissa McKinnon is a Contemporary Canadian Landscape Artist living and painting in Calgary, AB.

I Dream In Paint…

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“I dream a lot. I do more painting when I’m not painting. It’s in the subconscious.” – Andrew Wyeth

Whenever I am consumed by something in life, it inevitably ends up in my dreams but ever since starting my new           Aspen / Birch tree series of paintings my dreams have all centered around paint. It’s like my dream world has transformed into a technicolor world of textured paint, it’s pretty spectacular. This is how I know that I am onto something great, I can’t stop thinking about it even while I sleep!

Here are some close up images that showcase all of the incredible texture in “Tonight I Dream in Color”. I used a series of palette knives to sculpt on the paint in several thick layers adding more and more depth and texture. This series of paintings is beautiful to look at but also exciting to touch!

"Tonight I Dream In Color" (Close-up detail of texture) 48 x 60 Acrylic on Canvas

“Tonight I Dream In Color” (Close-up detail of texture – leaves) 48 x 60 Acrylic on Canvas

"Tonight I Dream In Color" (Close-up detail of texture) 48 x 60 Acrylic on Canvas

“Tonight I Dream In Color” (Close-up detail of texture – tree trunks and leaves) 48 x 60 Acrylic on Canvas

"Tonight I Dream In Color" (Close-up detail of texture) 48 x 60 Acrylic on Canvas

“Tonight I Dream In Color” (Close-up detail of texture – tree trunk) 48 x 60 Acrylic on Canvas

“Tonight I Dream In Color” (Close-up detail of texture) 48 x 60 Acrylic on Canvas

“Tonight I Dream In Color” (Close-up detail of texture – trees and leaves) 48 x 60 Acrylic on Canvas

Texture.

Color.

Paint.

Big globs of glossy wet paint.

The kind of stuff dreams are made of.

 Here is the full view of “Tonight I Dream In Color”:

“Tonight I Dream In Color” 48 x 60 Acrylic on Canvas

“Tonight I Dream In Color” 48 x 60 Acrylic on Canvas

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Author: Melissa Mckinnon Artist

I am a Canadian artist and mother of two beautiful, spirited and loving girls, living and working in Calgary, Alberta. I love to paint large scale acrylic paintings with vibrant color and thick texture. To see my work, visit my website and blog at: www.melissamckinnon.wordpress.com

2 thoughts on “I Dream In Paint…

  1. Delicious! I love the effect of the bark, and love the texture of your paint. You totally capture the shimmering, dappled feeling I always get from these trees. I’m excited for your new journey into paint, again!

  2. Pingback: I Laughed, I Cried, I Gave A Speech and Most Importantly, Raised A TON of Money for The Alzheimer’s Society | Melissa McKinnon: Artist

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