Melissa McKinnon: Artist

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

“Little Seeds” Original Acrylic Aspen / Birch Tree Acrylic Painting by Canadian Artist Melissa McKinnon

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"Little Seeds" 48 x 60 Acrylic on Canvas

“Little Seeds” 48 x 60 Acrylic on Canvas

My children are my greatest creations and the source of my biggest inspiration.

They both have big personalities and how they interact with the world around them is unique and very different from each other. It’s amazing to watch them grow and change. I often think of them as little seedlings, changing with the seasons, getting taller, stronger, standing firm for what they believe in (even if it is the fact that Isabella does not like eggs and Valentina insists on wearing every single hair clip that we own – at the same time!). But most inspiring to me is that they are reaching for their dreams, nothing is out of reach for them.

Everything is fresh and new. The whole world “sparkles”, according to Isabella.

With a 50% mixture of gold mica paint added to some of the colors, I was able to make this painting sparkle too.

My two girls, my two trees and our big beautiful sparkly world.

“There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One is roots; the other, wings.”- Hodding Carter
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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

6 thoughts on ““Little Seeds” Original Acrylic Aspen / Birch Tree Acrylic Painting by Canadian Artist Melissa McKinnon

  1. I love texture and the colours are some of my favourites. Beautiful!

    • Thank you! I can’t get enough of vibrant color and thick texture! I just finished a horizontal version, similar to this painting. I will post it on the blog in the next week or so. Let me know what you think 🙂

      My best,
      Melissa

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  4. I love your work ! Which instrument did you use for little Seeds? A rounded one?
    Beverly

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