Melissa McKinnon: Artist

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

NEW! Painting Commission “Passion” 5ft x 5ft Colourful Acrylic Abstract Painting on Canvas by Canadian Artist Melissa McKinnon

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New Commission Painting!

“Passion” 60″x60” Acrylic Abstract Painting on Canvas

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“Passion” 60″x60” Acrylic Painting on Canvas

This painting was commissioned by local Calgary, Alberta, interior designer extraordinaire Monika S to celebrate her 29th wedding anniversary and she wanted it to be big, bold and beautiful! Monika has a passion for colour and creativity that she exudes in her life and through her work and she wanted this painting to be an expression of those qualities.

Monika first sent me this photo and explained that she has an open concept home and would like the artwork to be the focal point of the main living space. We decided on a 5ft x 5ft / 60″ x 60″ canvas to fill the space above her dining room hutch.

Design Tip: Big artwork makes a BIG statement in any room. Find a large painting you LOVE and it will turn the room from drab to fab, instantly!

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The Before Shot

She loved the colours and concept of one of my previous paintings “Lust” and wanted to use it as an inspiration for her custom painting.

Design Tip: Art doesn’t have to match your home! Choose artwork that you LOVE and allow the art to inspire your decor.

Fantastic works of art are likely going to be one of the biggest investments you will make in your home decor so you should connect with it in a big way, it should make you feel something, be an inspiration to you… after all you are going to be living with it for many, many years to come.

Choose art that you LOVE and NOT just because it matches your sofa!

(You can always buy a new sofa!)

And that’s just what Monika did! She changed a few things in her space that would really make the painting stand out, including moving some furniture around and painting an accent wall and island base to compliment the bold and vibrant colours in the painting.

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Art doesn’t have to match your home! Instead, allow your artwork to inspire the design of your home.

While Monika was painting…so was I!

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Painting In Progress – It all begins with an inspiration and a sketch!
“Passion” 60″x60” Acrylic Painting on Canvas

“Purple  – ‘Passion’ – is the ultimate expression of a creative person’s world. This painting, with its myriad shades of purple and red hues nourishes and inspires the soul. I often  like to pay a game with friends  by having them guess how many paint swatches went into the piece. ”  —Monika.S.

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Painting In Progress – Over 4000 “marks” were applied to create this piece!
“Passion” 60″x60” Acrylic Painting on Canvas

After several weeks of painting and over 4000 “marks” later, I happily delivered and installed Monika’s painting, “Passion” in her freshly painted home. It really changes the entire feel of the space – the large size and vibrant colours add vitality, energy and warmth to her home. Most importantly it expresses Monika’s personality and passion for life.

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“Passion” 60″x60” Acrylic Painting on Canvas Installed in Collector’s Home

One special request that Monika had was to incorporate two hearts into the painting to symbolize her and her husband and celebrate their 29th wedding anniversary. They are small and subtle (see if you can spot them!) and it makes this custom painting all the more special to them!

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Two hearts + Two people in love = One very special custom painting!

 

If you are looking for an interior designer to inspire your home decor, check out Monika’s designs and services HERE.

 

P.S. Custom painting commissions are available and can be created in any size and any colour palette.

To learn more about the process of commissioning a painting with me, CLICK HERE or send me an EMAIL.

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Interior Designer, Monika Siebert, with her Melissa McKinnon original painting.

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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

4 thoughts on “NEW! Painting Commission “Passion” 5ft x 5ft Colourful Acrylic Abstract Painting on Canvas by Canadian Artist Melissa McKinnon

  1. Very nice , I don’t see a share button on the Blog .. Or did I miss it ?

    Monika Siebert DID, IIDA Haus Couture Coaching Luxury Interior Design Kitchen and Bath Connoisseur 403 650 1514 http://www.MonikaInc.ca Connect with me on FaceBook Confidentiality Warning: This message and any attached documents are only for the use of the intended recipient(s), are confidential and may contain privileged information. Any unauthorized review, use, retransmission, or other disclosure is strictly prohibited. If you have received this message in error, please notify the sender immediately, and then delete the original message. Thank you.

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    • Thanks Monika! I’m glad you enjoy the feature about you and your painting 🙂

      If you scroll to the very bottom of the blog post you will see all of the social media sharing buttons along the bottom of the page. Please let me know if you have any issues.

      Thank you for sharing!

  2. Love the colous in the painting! Really makes the room.

  3. Pingback: My Abstract Painting Featured in Bead Style Magazine – May 2015 – “A Colorful Painting Inspires A Wearable Work of Art” | Melissa McKinnon: Artist

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