Melissa McKinnon: Artist

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

SOLD “Head In the Clouds” Abstract Landscape Painting from Contemporary Canadian Artist Melissa McKinnon

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“Head In the Clouds” 72″x40″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas
$5050

This painting was an absolute joy to create!

It’s part of a new series of abstract landscape paintings which explores the beauty of the Southern Alberta landscape. As a native Calgarian, I’ve spent my lifetime studying and enjoying this view – the vast prairies, the majestic Rocky Mountains and of course, the big, beautiful, ever-changing Alberta sky.

As a special gift to celebrate a milestone birthday, my collector wanted a special painting that reminded her of home in Alberta.

When she saw it, she fell in love. She said it captured the beauty, colour and vitality of our unique landscape but with an exciting abstract interpretation. It was a perfect fit!

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“Head In the Clouds” (Detail Image) 72″x40″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas

The texture in this painting is unreal!

Layers, and layers and layers of paint and colour were added to achieve a three dimensional, sculpted interpretation of the terrain.

To create my contemporary landscapes, I sculpt and mould the paint using a variety of palette knives to apply the paint directly onto the canvas, creating a thick texture that can be felt as well as seen. The paint itself, up to one inch thick, becomes a landscape that can be experienced and traveled by touch. Thereby, making the painting come alive on the canvas, engaging the viewer and inviting them into the beautiful world I’ve created.

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“Head In the Clouds” (Detail Image) 72″x40″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas

Some of my favourite moments in this painting are in the sky. I love the contrast between the soft, subtle, multi-coloured blends with  bold, thick and chunky impasto marks!

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“Head In the Clouds” (Detail Image) 72″x40″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas

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“Head In the Clouds” (Detail Image) 72″x40″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas

And this… this is my favourite moment in the painting. I love the energy and freedom of those swooshing brush marks contrasted with the thick and deliberate masses of cloud!

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“Head In the Clouds” (Detail Image) 72″x40″ Acrylic Painting 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

3 thoughts on “SOLD “Head In the Clouds” Abstract Landscape Painting from Contemporary Canadian Artist Melissa McKinnon

  1. Congratulations on your recent creation and its sale . . . You sound very pleased, and I’m happy for you!

  2. The most gorgeous palette knife work I have ver seen!

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