Melissa McKinnon: Artist

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

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It’s LIVE! Visit my new website and online art gallery

My new website is LIVE!!!

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Shop original paintings and fine art prints on canvas by contemporary artist Melissa McKinnon new website

I’m head over heels excited to share my new website with you. As you know, I’ve spent the last several months dreaming, designing, writing and fine tuning every aspect of my new online home. It’s one of the biggest projects I’ve ever accomplished (did I mention, I’m not a tech-y type person?!) But with the help of several incredible people who shared their wisdom and talents with me, I’m proud to announce that my new website and online gallery is *LIVE* and ready for visitors.

Head over to the new and improved www.melissamckinnonart.com and see what all the fuss is about.

I invite you to learn about me and the story of how I became and artist, the inspiration behind my original paintings, and even how to start your own art collection.

Also, be sure to check out the Fine Art Prints page to see my brand new collection of prints on canvas and the Prints With Purpose page to read about the inspiration to use my *art for good* and donate proceeds from the sale of each and every print to a special charity I’m deeply passionate about.

Thank you. It’s because of your support that allows me to live my childhood dream of making beautiful, uplifting art each and every single day and gives me the ability to give back to our community and make life better for those who need it most. ❤️

P.S. As a thank you for supporting my art, right now I’m offering FREE shipping within North America on all Melissa McKinnon Fine Art Prints.

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Melissa
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Interview with Melissa McKinnon contemporary landscape artist about her colourful abstract landscape paintings full of vibrant color and layers of thick impasto texture, her new collection of fine art prints on canvas are available now.


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Listen to an interview with Melissa McKinnon contemporary landscape artist on the Girl Tries Life Podcast

A HUGE thank you to Victoria from the ‘Girl Tries Life’ podcast + blog for coming to my studio for an afternoon of art and great conversation.

Victoria is a wonderful interviewer and I’ve been a fan of her podcast for ages. I’m honoured to now be a guest on her show!

Listen to our conversation here “The Business of Being an Artist with Melissa McKinnon”

Interview with Melissa McKinnon contemporary landscape artist about her colourful abstract landscape paintings full of vibrant color and layers of thick impasto texture, her new collection of fine art prints on canvas are available now.

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Painting of Fall Aspen and Birch Trees in an Autumn Forest by Contemporary Abstract Landscape Artist Melissa McKinnon “Autumn Trees II” 12″x12″

 

“Autumn Trees II” 12″x12″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas

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“Autumn Trees II” 12″x12″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas
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Painting of Fall Aspen and Birch Trees in an Autumn Forest by Contemporary Abstract Landscape Artist Melissa McKinnon

“Autumn Trees II” 12″x12″

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“Autumn Trees II” 12″x12″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas

This sweet little 12″x12″ painting is part of my aspen and birch tree collection. Set in an autumn forest surrounded by trees and fall foliage, this painting is a close up study of a paper birch bark tree trunk and thick, dense layers of crisp yellow autumn leaves.

Using my signature impasto painting technique, I’ve used palette knives to sculpt and layer acrylic paint to create a semi abstract, thickly textured interpretation of a birch tree in nature. The leaves have turned from their summer greens to a variety of autumn yellow shades ranging from deep sienna, yellow ochre to a bright and vibrant lemon yellow. The brightness of the leaves stand out from the dark depths of the dense forest. At this time of year, the surrounding bushes and forest ground cover turn fiery shades of deep red which add a velvety richness to the painting.

The painted surface of the painting is thick and textured, creating a three dimensional effect of the leaves. The leaves literally jut out from the surface of the painting and the rough texture of the birch bark can be felt by touch as well as seen – adding a bit of realism to this otherwise abstract landscape painting.

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“Autumn Trees II” 12″x12″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas

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Colourful Fine Art Painting of Abstract Aspen and Birch Trees in an Autumn Forest by Contemporary Landscape Artist Melissa McKinnon, Calgary, Alberta, Canada “With Wild Abandon” 48″x36″

“With Wild Abandon” 48″x36″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas

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Colourful Fall Aspen and Birch Tree Forest Painting by Abstract Landscape Painter Melissa McKinnon, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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“With Wild Abandon” {Detail} 48″x36″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas

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“With Wild Abandon” {Detail} 48″x36″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas

This is a close up detail of one of the paint strokes in “With Wild Abandon”.

Do you see the heart?

It was completely a serendipitous ‘happy accident’ but once I saw it I had to leave it in the painting. It’s become a symbol of everything this painting and my work as a whole, stands for – optimism, joy and seeing the beauty in everyday moments.

In this process, I use a palette knife loaded with a selection of various colours and as I ‘pull the stroke’ the colours blend and create the varied blends and texture. The result is spontaneous, always different and could never be duplicated. It’s one of the things I love most about this series – each and every stroke is unique and beautiful in it’s own way.

 

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“With Wild Abandon” {Detail} 48″x36″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas

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“With Wild Abandon” {Detail} 48″x36″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas

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“With Wild Abandon” {Detail} 48″x36″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas

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I just returned from a spectacular painting trip in Hawaii with my family (more on that later). Long story short, it was beautiful, inspirational and full of new, awe-inspiring adventures. A new painting series is sure to follow.

But for now, it’s back to the studio and *real life*…

If you’re anything like me, the holiday season tends to sneak up on you. As an entrepreneur and busy Mom of two young girls, I always feel like I’m catching up, running from one thing to the next. One minute we’re celebrating ‘back to school’ and the next we’re putting up the Christmas tree, baking gingerbread cookies and shopping for the *perfect* gifts. Where does the time go?!

For me, all the hustle and bustle is worth it to see the look on my girls’ faces first thing Christmas morning once they’ve seen all the new goodies (and art supplies!) that Santa has left for them (and me!).

As a child, Christmas Day was always so busy travelling in the car to visit one side of our family, then the next. So now as an adult, my absolute favourite thing to do is spend the entire day as a family, at home, in our pyjamas, playing games and making crafts together. Then, when it’s time for Christmas dinner, we love to host our extended family at our house and we celebrate well into the night.

I know everyone has their own special way of celebrating the holidays, what are some of your favourite family traditions? Just hit reply, I’d love to know.

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A Holiday Sale!

*insert jolly music here*

I want to thank you for all of your support this past year. I appreciate each and every email, word of mouth referral and for allowing me to share my passion for art with you every month in your inbox.

As a token of my gratitude, I’m offering FREE shipping on all existing paintings in my gallery.

Three days only…(so I can ensure all shipments arrive in time for Christmas).

So, if you’ve had your eye on a particular painting, now is the best time of year to bring it home and make it yours forever.

My offer for free shipping starts now and ends midnight on Sunday, December 10, 2017.

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From my family to yours, we wish you and your loved ones a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a Happy New Year!

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We don’t actually *have* a family photo but that’s my husband, right there, behind the camera 😉 …and we all wish you a Merry Christmas!

Vibrantly colored and thickly textured landscape paintings by contemporary abstract landscape artist Melissa McKinnon

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Want To Own One Of My Original Paintings for $0? Here’s Your Chance…

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SOLD “Kiss the Sky” 36″x36″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas

My painting ‘KISS THE SKY’ will be part of TIMERAISER CALGARY 150 this Thursday, September 28.

Timeraiser is a party and an art auction. Attendees bid against each other to win an original piece of art, but instead of bidding dollars, they bid volunteer hours. You can volunteer at any non-profit organization in Calgary and you have a full year to complete your hours.

Artists are paid for their work, non-profits find skilled volunteers, Calgarians find meaningful volunteer opportunities. #winwinwin

Here’s your chance to own one of my original paintings for $0 and feel good by giving back to our beautiful city with your time.

Join me tomorrow,Thursday, September 28 from 7:30 – 10 pm at Arts Commons and party for social good!

Tickets are only $22, but you can save $5 with code YYC150! Tickets and more info available here:
http://www.timeraiser.ca/calgary

Timeraiser started fourteen years ago with the hopes of bridging several common gaps in the art and volunteer community. Timeraiser parties:

-expose up-and-coming artists to new audiences
-make artwork more accessible to the next generation of art collectors
-connect nonprofits with skilled volunteers.

In 2017, Timeraiser is honoured to be one of thirty-eight Canada 150 signature projects. The Timeraiser 150 festivities span from coast to coast with 10 live parties in 10 provinces and a goal of up to 150,000 pledged volunteer hours across the country. With 9 parties under our belt, Calgary is the GRAND FINALE, and we can’t think of a better place to kick-up our heels and celebrate!

Join us on Thursday, September 28 from 7:30 – 10 pm at Arts Commons and party for social good!

Sled Island Music and Arts Festival is presenting Astral Swans and Bad Portraits artist Mandy Stobo is painting live. There are food trucks, drinks from Steamwhistle and, rumour has it, a cotton candy machine. Some of the amazing artists being featured include Curtis Van Sorenson, Melissa McKinnon, Paula Timm, Cory Nespor and David Dean. Meet with non-profits from the arts, wildlife and animal welfare and access to athletics (the full list can be found on the Timeraiser website).
Got your ticket yet?

Use the code YYC150 for $5 off at timeraiser.ca/Calgary

See you there!
Creatively,

Melissa McKinnon

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I will soon be offering a new line of beautiful high quality prints directly from my website. I’d love to get your feedback on the style and options that you’d like to see made available for these prints.

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SOLD “Kaleidoscope Trees” 48″x36” Acrylic Painting on Canvas

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Fine art prints are expected to be released in the Fall 2017. A beautiful collection of canvas giclee prints will be ready to ship anywhere in Canada and the United States (please inquire for worldwide shipping). Melissa McKinnon creates beautiful one of a kind landscape paintings that will add a pop of vibrant color to your home or office decor. Custom fine art paintings of aspen and birch trees, prairie and mountain landscapes, flowers and seascapes are available, contact Melissa McKinnon to have a custom painting made just for you.
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NEW! Original white flower painting and floral art by contemporary landscape artist Melissa McKinnon

‘SPRING FLING’ 48″x48″ Acrylic on Canvas

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“Spring Fling” 48″x48″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas

Beautiful white flower painting and floral art by contemporary landscape artist Melissa McKinnon

Sitting on a swing with my Grandma in her flower garden on a warm spring afternoon sipping a delicious cup of tea (like the true British lady she was) – that’s the memory that comes to mind when I look at this painting. We’d sit for hours together engaged in conversation, watching the birds and squirrels come and go, enjoying the beautiful scenery of her lush garden overflowing with fresh, fragrant blooms…

This is the power of great art – it has the ability to inspire, to evoke emotion, and bring to life a favourite memory from the past.

What comes to mind when you look at this painting? Leave a comment below and let me know, I’d love to hear about your experience.

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“Spring Fling” {detail} 48″x48″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas

‘Spring Fling’ a beautiful original painting of a field of fresh white flowers. This floral painting was created with shades of white, deep blues, vibrant greens and a hint of golden shimmer throughout.

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“Spring Fling” {detail} 48″x48″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas

This floral painting was created using a combination of large brushes and palette knives {my favourite tools of the trade}. I used them to sculpt paint onto the canvas creating a lifelike three dimensional texture of delicate, soft petals and crisp leafy foliage. The added impasto texture brings this painting to life as the sunlight cascades across the surface of the painting highlighting all of the intricate details throughout.

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“Spring Fling” 48″x48″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas $4000

Floral art by contemporary abstract landscape artist Melissa McKinnon

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Original painting of white flowers and contemporary floral art. Beautiful large flower paintings perfect for a living room or a statement piece of art in a bedroom. Abstract flower and floral paintings ready to ship anywhere in Canada and the United States. Looking for a large original painting of white flowers or floral art for your living room or bedroom, Melissa McKinnon paints beautiful one of a kind flower paintings that will add a pop of vibrant color to your home decor. Custom fine art paintings of flower arrangements, wedding bouquets, wedding flowers, floral arrangements available, contact Melissa McKinnon to have a custom floral painting made just for you.

 

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Colourful Prairie Mountain Cloud Sunset Painting by Canadian Contemporary Landscape Artist Painter Melissa McKinnon Western Art, fine art, Contemporary landscape paintings, abstract landscape art, landscapes, Prairie paintings, Western art, sky paintings, paintings of clouds, sunset paintings, sunrise paintings, sky, clouds, sunset, sunrise, sunset art sunrise, cloudy skies, blue skies, beach photography, ocean photography, sea, seascape, Seascape paintings, ocean,ocean art, beach, beaches, beach art, Ocean paintings, beach paintings,  art, paintings, Contemporary Art, Landscape Painting, Wall art, interior design, design inspiration, home decor, interior designer, paintings for sale, colourful art, Decor, Interior design ideas, interior design inspiration, Calgary interior designer, interior design Calgary, Home, design, decor inspiration, interior styling, modern home, style, interiors, modern decor, home inspiration, interior decorating, Art In The Home, art, wall art, wall decor, modern art,Calgary artist, Canadian artist, Alberta Landscape Painter, Contemporary Alberta Artist, Alberta Landscape Painting, Calgary paintings, Calgary Fine Art, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Canadian Rocky Mountains, mountain art, mountain paintings, Banff, Canmore, Lake Louise, sky, prairies, mountain, mountains, lake, river, water, ocean, beach, playa, clouds, original paintings, landscape paintings, oil paintings, acrylic paintings, abstract paintings, abstract landscapes, national geographic landscapes, paintings of fields, field of flowers, modern art, contemporary landscape art, nature art, fine art, art, art gallery,contemporary landscape painting, Melissa Mckinnon, Big paintings, large paintings, impasto, thick paint, paintings with texture, palette knife painting, landscape painting commission, Painting Commission, Commission artist painter, custom art, custom painting, Aspen fine art, red art painting, aqua art painting, teal art painting, turquoise art painting, yellow art painting, green art painting, black and white art painting, fuchsia art painting, orange art painting, blue art painting, bright colors, bright painting, colourful painting, colourful, paintings for sale, home decor trends, art gallery, 


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NEW PAINTING Cloudy Skies and Prairie Fields Landscape Painting by Contemporary Canadian Artist Melissa McKinnon “Soft Summer Light” 48″x36″

“Soft Summer Light” 48″x36 Original Acrylic Landscape Painting on Canvas

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“Soft Summer Light” 48″x36″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas $3050

Cloudy Skies and Prairie Fields Landscape Painting by Contemporary Canadian Artist Melissa McKinnon

Light… Modern… Peaceful… are the words that come to mind when I look at this painting.

In this painting, the landscape has been interpreted in a fresh contemporary style using a combination of soft, subtle brushwork contrasted with thick, impasto texture, creating a work of art that can be felt with your hands as well as your heart.

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“Soft Summer Light” (Detail) 48″x36″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas

 

The unique colour palette includes an endless variety of pale tonal greys that capture the subtle nuances of the sky on a cloudy overcast day mixed with pops of eye-catching vibrant, bold colour that add interest and a bit of drama to this overall serene and calming landscape painting.

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“Soft Summer Light” (Detail) 48″x36″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas

Growing up in Alberta, surrounded by the Rocky Mountains, endless rural prairie fields and wide open, constantly changing sky has instilled within me, a deep appreciation of nature and the beauty that surrounds us. I believe that beauty is in the details – be it a stunning sunset sky full of vibrant colour or the tiniest prairie flower reaching for the sun in a sea of grassy field – all we have to do is pause for a moment and look. The beautiful colours and textures of the landscape have become a huge inspiration in my artwork and my aim is to show you that beauty in a new way.

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“Soft Summer Light” (Detail) 48″x36″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas

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“Soft Summer Light” (Detail) 48″x36″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas

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“Soft Summer Light” 48″x36″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas $3050

Want to own this painting?  CONTACT ME to purchase.

Worldwide shipping available.

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‘Land Sea Sky’ A Solo Art Exhibition of Abstract Landscape Paintings by Canadian Artist Melissa McKinnon

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Thank you to everyone who joined me in celebration at the opening reception for ‘Land Sea Sky’. It was a record turn out and many paintings from the new collection found their forever homes!

It’s the final week of the exhibition and there are a few paintings still available for purchase – view the collection now to find your perfect painting.

VIEW COLLECTION HERE

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‘Land Sea Sky’

A beautiful collection of expressive landscape paintings full of light, movement and optimism. The vibrant colours, rich thick textures and expressive brush strokes make each piece unique and unforgettable. So whether you’re drawn to the soft, calming and elegant skyscapes or prefer to explore the great outdoors in a flurry of energetic and expressive colour, my aim is to show you the beauty of Mother Nature in a whole new and exciting way.

I hope you enjoy them as much as I did creating them!

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With my two beautiful daughters at the opening reception for ‘LandSeaSky’

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You’re Invited! ‘Land Sea Sky’ Solo Art Exhibition by Contemporary Landscape Artist Melissa McKinnon

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A beautiful collection of expressive landscape paintings full of light, movement and optimism. The vibrant colours, rich thick textures and expressive brush strokes make each piece unique and unforgettable. So whether you’re drawn to the soft, calming and elegant skyscapes or prefer to explore the great outdoors in a flurry of energetic and expressive colour, my aim is to show you the beauty of Mother Nature in a whole new and exciting way.

I hope you enjoy them as much as I did creating them!

VIEW COLLECTION HERE

 

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*Exhibition runs from March 6 – April 28*

 Opening Reception

Saturday, March 25, 2-4pm
{Artist in attendance}

Join me for an afternoon of refreshments, music and beautiful nature inspired art, located in Fish Creek Park, one of my favourite places in the city.

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Painting LIVE in Banff, Alberta – A Prairie Inspired Landscape Painting With Colourful Cloudy Sky After a Storm

Painting LIVE in Banff!
For the past few weeks I’ve been working on this gorgeous landscape painting commissioned by a national medical research company. I finished the painting live on stage at the Banff Springs Hotel at one of Canada’s largest medical conferences – an extraordinary experience!

‘From Darkness Into Light’
2017
Acrylic on Canvas
36″x24″

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The finished painting ‘From Darkness Into Light’ 36″x24″

Our intent was to convey the feelings of a person transitioning from the darkness of disease into health and light. The inspiration was a beautiful prairie landscape featuring a big cloudy sky. You can see the dark, tumultuous storm clouds on the left and how they begin to transition into glowing sun lit clouds.

Although the painting “From darkness into Light” has been purchased by the medical company who hired me, it became a study for a larger painting which I created afterward in my studio.

‘After the Storm’
2017
Acrylic on Canvas
48″x30″

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‘After the Storm’ 48″x30″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas $2900

The billowing clouds and soft light give this painting a dramatic and beautiful atmosphere. The impasto brush strokes capture the feeling of movement and light felt when you are outdoors in the fresh air after a summer storm.

At the time of writing, “After the Storm’ is currently available for purchase.

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SOLD! “Viña del Mar VIIII” is off to it’s new home in Oklahoma, USA – Abstract Cloudy Sky Painting by Contemporary Landscape Artist Melissa McKinnon

This lovely little seascape painting has been packaged and shipped to it’s new home in Oklahoma, USA!

This collector recently purchased a new home and wanted a beautiful work of art to bring colour and inspiration to the walls. I think she found the perfect painting! Congratulations on your new home!

“Viña del Mar VIIII” 12″x12″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas

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SOLD “Vina del Mar VIIII” 12″x12″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas

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for making this year the best one yet! It’s because of you that I’m able to live my dream of creating art everyday and share it with the world to enjoy.

2016 has been monumental, filled with so many incredible opportunities for which I’m eternally grateful for including:

~ First and foremost, the opportunity to meet so many new people who enjoy and support my artwork – thank you from the bottom of my heart!

~ The opportunity to place my artwork in the homes and offices of several new collectors this year (including the largest painting I’ve created to date for Ernst & Young – 8 feet long!).

~ An incredible, once in a lifetime, painting retreat in southern Italy (an email recap still to come!)

~ This year, I started a public art collective called DDM Connective with brilliant artists Dave McLeod and Dawn Ford. Our first project “Abridged” has been shortlisted as 1 of 3 for the cSpace + King Edward site here in Calgary, Alberta. (We’ll find out any day now if our project was selected for installation!)

AND my most recent blessing…

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Our family has agreed to foster a six-month-old baby girl!

It was an emergency situation and therefore unexpected and very short notice. She is the sweetest baby and we love her already! She’s been living with us for several weeks now and is happy and thriving.

It’s amazing to see how someone so little can bring our family even closer together. Everyone is pulling together to help care for her and my daughters, Isabella and Valentina, are thrilled to be “big sisters” for a while!

So, if you haven’t heard from me in a while, you now know why! Please join me in welcoming this sweet little blessing into our lives!

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SOLD! “Dark and Stormy” is off to a new home – Abstract Cloudy Sky Painting by Contemporary Landscape Artist Melissa McKinnon

“Dark and Stormy” 20″x20″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas

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SOLD “Dark and Stormy” 20″x20″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas

“Dark and Stormy” is a new painting from my recent collaboration with Saje Natural Wellness {Read more about it here}. As soon as this collection of new paintings became available online, I was contacted by a new collector who had fallen in love with this image and just had to have it!

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“Dark and Stormy” {Detail Image} 20″x20″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas

Don’t let the calm, soothing, neutral colour palette fool you – this painting is full of energy, and emotion.

I started this painting with soft layers of blended cloud and subtle washes of colour.

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“Dark and Stormy” {Detail Image} 20″x20″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas

Then, much like a storm brewing, my energy started to build and thicker layers of impasto paint were applied. The combination of distinct textured palette knife marks mixed with delicate, swirling brush work heightens the tension and emotion within the painting.

It’s the beautiful dance between ethereal softness and tangible thick texture that I love most in this painting!

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“Dark and Stormy” {Detail Image} 20″x20″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas

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Saje Natural Wellness + Melissa McKinnon Contemporary Art

As some of you may already know, I’ve spent the last several months working with one of my favourite Canadian companies, Saje Natural Wellness.Saje natural wellness, wellness products, organic products, essential oils, oil diffusers, nebulizer, nature art, organic essential oils, do terra oils,

Earlier this year Saje invited me to collaborate with them on an incredible creative project. Using my artwork, we would create a series of limited edition nebulizers that would be for sale in all Saje stores across the country. Our goal would be to raise $20,000 from the proceeds of the project and donate it to an Alberta arts based charity. Since I’m already a huge believer in giving back to my community, I knew this partnership would be a perfect fit.Saje natural wellness, wellness products, organic products, essential oils, oil diffusers, nebulizer, nature art, organic essential oils, do terra oils,Landscape Painting, sky painting art, cloudy sky, cloud painting art, sea, seascape,Seascape paintings, ocean,ocean art, ocean sea painting, beach, beaches, beach art, Ocean paintings, beach paintings, sky paintings, paintings of clouds, sunset paintings, sunrise paintings, sky, clouds, cloudy sky, blue skies, sunset, sunrise, art,abstract landscape art; abstract landscape painting; prairie painting; prairies; Canadian Prairies; prairie fields; oil painting, acrylic painting, beautiful landscape, western art; western painting; Contemporary Art, Wall art, interior design, design inspiration, home decor, interior designer, Calgary artist; Canadian artist; American art, american artist, Canadian art,Melissa McKinnon, Alberta Landscape Painter; Contemporary Artist; Alberta Landscape Painting; Calgary paintings, Calgary Fine Art; Calgary; Alberta; Canada; Calgary art gallery, Alberta artist, Alberta painting, custom painting; commission painting, commission artist, abstract art, abstract artist, modern art, acrylic Paintings, oil paintings, Abstract paintings, paintings with texture, abstract art, wall art, wall decor, contemporary landscape painting, contemporary landscape artist, Contemporary painting, colourful painting, paintings for sale, Decor, Interior design ideas, interior design inspiration, Calgary interior designer, interior design Calgary, Home, design, decor inspiration, interior styling, modern home, style, interiors, modern decor, home inspiration, interior decorating, Art In The Home, Nature lover, nature, interior design, design inspiration, home decor, interior designer, art, landscape paintings; lake; river; water;

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Saje commissioned five paintings in total. {See below} We chose a theme of sea and sky, rooted in the natural elements of water and air which are essential to the nebulizer. {The diffusion process turns liquid essential oil and water and diffuses it into the air we breathe.}

I created five full paintings ranging in size from 20”x20” up to 36”x36”. From here we cropped the images to pick and choose which areas of colour and texture we wanted to highlight. Here are some of the final products:

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As beautiful as they appear here, we eventually ran into technical difficulties during the manufacturing process. We soon discovered that the unique dip-dye printing process they use to adhere the image to the round nebulizers, wouldn’t allow the vibrant colours and the thick texture of my paint strokes to show up accurately.Colourful Ocean Sky Cloud Sunset Beach painting by Canadian Contemporary Landscape Artist Painter Melissa McKinnon, fine art, sea, seascape, Seascape paintings, ocean,ocean art, beach, beaches, beach art, Ocean paintings, beach paintings, sky paintings, paintings of clouds, sunset paintings, sunrise paintings, sky, clouds, sunset, sunrise, sunset art sunrise, cloudy skies, blue skies, beach photography, ocean photography, art, paintings, Contemporary Art, Landscape Painting, Wall art, interior design, design inspiration, home decor, interior designer, paintings for sale, colourful art, Decor, Interior design ideas, interior design inspiration, Calgary interior designer, interior design Calgary, Home, design, decor inspiration, interior styling, modern home, style, interiors, modern decor, home inspiration, interior decorating, Art In The Home, art, wall art, wall decor, modern art,Calgary artist, Canadian artist, Alberta Landscape Painter, Contemporary Alberta Artist, Alberta Landscape Painting, Calgary paintings, Calgary Fine Art, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Canadian Rocky Mountains, mountain art, mountain paintings, Banff, Canmore, Lake Louise, sky, prairies, mountain, mountains, lake, river, water, ocean, beach, playa, clouds, original paintings, landscape paintings, oil paintings, acrylic paintings, abstract paintings, abstract landscapes, national geographic landscapes, modern art, contemporary landscape art, nature art, fine art, art, art gallery,contemporary landscape painting, Melissa Mckinnon, Big paintings, large paintings, impasto, thick paint, paintings with texture, palette knife painting, landscape painting commission, Painting Commission, Commission artist painter, custom art, custom painting, Aspen fine art, red art painting, aqua art painting, teal art painting, turquoise art painting, yellow art painting, green art painting, black and white art painting, fuchsia art painting, orange art painting, blue art painting, bright colors, bright painting, colourful painting, colourful, paintings for sale, home decor trends, art gallery, 

After months of work and dozens… and dozens of attempts later we are now looking into the possibility of using water colour images instead. Stay tuned and I’ll keep you posted on our progress!

In the meantime, these five beautiful paintings are varnished and ready to go to new homes.

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“New Horizons” 36″x36″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas $2600

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“Dark and Stormy” 20″x20″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas $1200

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“Sky Gazing” 20″x20″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas $1200

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“Carried Away” 20″x20″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas $1200

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“Kiss the Sky” 36″x36″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas $2600

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NEW PAINTING Colourful Spring Forest Birch and Aspen Tree Painting by Contemporary Abstract Landscape Artist Melissa McKinnon “New Awakening” 36″x36″

“New Awakening” 36″x36″

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“New Awakening” 36”x36” Acrylic Painting on Canvas $2600

Colourful Spring Forest Birch and Aspen Tree Painting by Contemporary Abstract Landscape Artist Melissa McKinnon

This spring forest painting, “New Awakening”, is all about new beginnings and a fresh start. The forest is starting to come alive after a long winter’s sleep. Spring is a time of rebirth, growth and vitality in nature. From darkness into light, we see the new buds of vibrant green leaves starting to emerge and reach up towards the warm spring sun.

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“New Awakening” 36”x36” {Detail} Acrylic Painting on Canvas

This painting is full of vibrant colours and thick textured paint.

Ranging from dark sea blues and turquoise to the fresh emerald and lime greens highlighted with a bits of shimmery golds and yellows, this painting is full of positive energy and life!

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“New Awakening” 36”x36” {Detail} Acrylic Painting on Canvas

I apply the paint to canvas using a variety of palette knives in an impasto style painting technique. This allows me to create layers and layers…(and layers!) of leaves giving the painting a realistic and three dimensional. The leaves and tree bark are literally ‘sculpted’ onto the canvas.

The colours in the painting and appearance of the forest change throughout day depending on the brightness and quality of light hitting the surface of the painting. In bright, mid-day sun the forest is alive and vibrantly coloured as if on a warm spring afternoon. In the evening, once the sun has set and the painting is illuminated only by the soft glow of tungsten lightbulbs inside the home, the painting appears quiet and calm as if we are on an evening stroll through the woods.

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“New Awakening” 36”x36” {Detail} Acrylic Painting on Canvas

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5th Wedding Anniversary: Wood | A Deserving Wife and Mom Receives a Very Special and Unique Fifth Wedding Anniversary Gift!

Celebrating a 5th Wedding Anniversary: A Unique Gift Idea That Won’t Ever Be Forgotten

Meet Mark and Aynsley.

They’ve been married for five incredible years.

Mark, being the thoughtful and caring husband that he is, wanted to make their 5th Wedding Anniversary spectacular. Mark came up with the genius idea to surprise her with an original painting from my aspen and birch tree collection – the traditional gift for a fifth wedding anniversary is wood after all!

He chose this work of art, “Canadian Autumn 11” a colourful fall aspen tree painting full of vibrant colourful leaves and thick impasto texture. My favourite part of this painting is the little peek of green and gold hidden beneath the peeling tree bark.

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SOLD “Canadian Autumn 11″ 12″x12” Acrylic Painting on Canvas

I’m so grateful to have the opportunity to celebrate one of life’s incredible milestones with great people like Aynsley and Mark. It’s an honour to paint for people who love and enjoy my paintings as much as I did creating them. Thank you for including me on your 5th Wedding Anniversary!

Here’s what the happy couple had to say:

“Let me tell you, pictures do not do it justice; it’s beautiful! My wife will love it. Thanks again, 

-Mark.”

Nothing compares to the feeling I got on Saturday morning when I read this message that Aynsley posted on social media:

“OMG OMG OMG!! Mark just surprised me with a Melissa McKinnon painting for our anniversary! Holy! Words can not describe the simultaneous shock and joy I felt when he gave it to me. I LOVE her work and have been wanting one for so long. It’s already  a part of our home!
‪#‎beaming‬‪#‎besthusband “‬

Thank you from the bottom of my heart you two! I hope your new painting, “Canadian Autumn 11”  brings you a lifetime of happiness and joy. Every time you look at it, may you remember your beautiful wedding day and every incredible anniversary that follows.

Happy 5th Wedding Anniversary Aynsley and Mark!!

 Do you have an anniversary coming up? Here are the traditional and modern wedding anniversary gifts by year. Or you can go rogue and come up with your own unique way to celebrate!

Year Traditional Modern
1st Paper Clocks
2nd Cotton China
3rd Leather Crystal/Glass
4th Fruit/Flowers Appliances
5th Wood Silverware
6th Candy/Iron Wood
7th Wool/Copper Desk Sets
8th Pottery/Bronze Linens/Lace
9th Willow/Pottery Leather
10th Tin/Aluminum Diamond Jewelry
11th Steel Fashion Jewelry
12th Silk/Linen Pearls
13th Lace Textile Furs
14th Animals* Gold Jewelry
15th Crystal Watches
20th China Platinum
25th Silver Silver
30th Pearl Diamond
35th Coral Jade
40th Ruby Ruby
45th Sapphire Sapphire
50th Gold Gold
60th Diamond Diamond