Melissa McKinnon: Artist

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

NEW Colourful Prairie Landscape Painting by Alberta Artist Melissa McKinnon “From Here I Can Go Anywhere” 48″x36″

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My newest landscape painting was inspired by the big skies and open prairies of western Canada.

This painting is big, colourful, optimistic and definitely makes a statement!

“From Here I Can Go Anywhere” 48″x36” Acrylic Painting on Canvas

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“From Here I Can Go Anywhere” 48″x36” Acrylic Painting on Canvas
$2600

This painting (along with a colourful aspen and birch tree landscape) was originally commissioned by the City of Calgary as a public art installation for the YYC Utility Box Program. The original paintings are available for purchase. 

These colourful works of art will be reproduced as a vinyl wraps to cover the utility boxes in the community of Queensland, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

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“From Here I Can Go Anywhere” 48″x36” Acrylic Painting on Canvas (Detail Image of Painted Sides)
Painted image wraps around the sides of canvas, so your new painting is ready to hang. No framing needed.

When I met with the residents of Queensland to discuss what their community means to them and what qualities they would like to see expressed artistically – some of the most common responses were optimism, nature, bright colour, and “the gorgeous sunsets”!

This painting is my way of expressing all of these beautiful qualities.

The sunrises and sunsets that we see in Calgary are incredibly stunning. The sky is so big and full of colour that it often feels like you are engulfed inside of it. I can’t help but stand in awe of the beautiful, rapidly changing shapes and colours. It’s breathtaking.

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“From Here I Can Go Anywhere” 48″x36” Acrylic Painting on Canvas (Detail Image of Sky, Clouds, Mountains and Prairies)

In addition to the big skies and wide open landscape, the prairie crocus flower is a beautiful symbol of our Western landscape – they are wild and they are everywhere!

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“From Here I Can Go Anywhere” 48″x36” Acrylic Painting on Canvas (Detail Image of Colourful Sky and Clouds)

My unique painting technique focuses on combining bright colours, thick layered texture, and intricate patterns throughout the painting.

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“From Here I Can Go Anywhere” 48″x36” Acrylic Painting on Canvas (Detail Image of Colourful Sky and Clouds)

There are magical moments hiding in every painting, you just have to explore and find them.

In this painting, the spontaneous burst of pink emerging from behind the cluster of clouds is my favourite magical moment of the entire piece. It could be a painting all on it’s own.

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“From Here I Can Go Anywhere” 48″x36” Acrylic Painting on Canvas (Detail Image of Colourful Sky and Clouds)

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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 “NEW Colourful Prairie Landscape Painting by Alberta Artist Melissa McKinnon “From Here I Can Go Anywhere” 48″x36″

  1. Beautiful painting, Melissa. Your detail shots really show off your impasto work.

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