Melissa McKinnon: Artist

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

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

Timeraiser Calgary + Canada 150

Bid Time. Do Good. Get Art. 

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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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An original abstract landscape painting of blue sky and dramatic white fluffy clouds. Beautiful large landscape paintings perfect for a bedroom or a statement piece of art in your living room. Abstract seascapes and sky paintings ready to ship anywhere in Canada and the United States. Worldwide shipping for art is available. Looking for a large original painting of calming blue skies, a peaceful seascape, or abstract landscape art for your living room or bedroom, Melissa McKinnon paints beautiful one of a kind landscape paintings that will add a pop of vibrant color to your home decor. Custom fine art paintings of blue oceans, tranquil beaches, and peaceful sunset skies available, contact Melissa McKinnon to have a custom landscape painting made just for you.
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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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“Head In the Clouds” (Detail Image) 72″x40″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas

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Summer Update + NEW Landscape Paintings from Canadian Abstract Landscape Artist Melissa McKinnon

It has been an incredible summer for me and my family – full of wild, crazy adventures and a few blissful lazy days too 😉

My biggest passion (after painting!) is travel. Exploring the culture and landscape of different countries is extremely fulfilling and inspiring for me. This summer, I had the opportunity to visit one of my favourite countries in the world – Italy! The art, the food, the wine, the people…it was incredible!

Then, my husband and I packed up our two daughters and spent some time traveling around Nova Scotia in eastern Canada, also beautiful and spectacular in every way.

Each trip was unique and inspiring. I had the opportunity to document my experiences through sketches and paint. Stay tuned for photos, stories and a new series of paintings inspired by my travels through Italy and eastern Canada.

How was your summer? Did you visit anywhere new and exciting? Leave a comment and let me know what your summer highlight was!

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“Burst of Day” (Detail Image) 60″x36″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas

In the meantime, I have three new paintings that I’m so excited to share with you!
I’ve been documenting my creative process and sharing it on Facebook and Instagram. The feedback on these new paintings so far has been enthusiastic!

Have a look and tell me what you think…

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“Drift Away” 72″x40″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas
$5050

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

Here are two new landscapes + a sneak peak at one that I just completed and is currently drying in my studio.

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“Burst of Day” 60″x36″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas

P.S. If you love it… You can reserve the painting now and I will deliver (or ship!) it to you by the end of next week once it’s completely dry.

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

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SOLD! “Canadian Autumn VII” Colourful Aspen and Birch Tree Landscape Painting by Calgary Contemporary Artist Melissa McKinnon

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“Canadian Autumn VII” 10″x10″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas

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“Canadian Autumn VII” 10″x10″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas

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“Canadian Autumn VIII” 20″x20″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas
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SOLD! Two Paintings, One Lucky Collector “Inside Peace” 60″x48″ a Colourful Aspen and Birch Tree Painting and “View From Above” 16″x40″ An Abstract Landscape Painting Featuring the Canadian Rocky Mountains and Turquoise and Blue Lake Louise

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I absolutely LOVE the colour palette in these two paintings! The vibrant greens, turquoise and blues are fresh, calming and serene.

I am excited by colour and texture and I love to push the limits of both in my paintings.

There are so many layers and shades of colour throughout this painting – from deep, velvety indigo blues to bright lime and chartreuse – which creates a wonderful depth in the leafy foliage. Each stroke is slightly different and no two marks are the same!

“Inside Peace” 60″x48″ Acrylic Aspen and Birch Tree Painting on Canvas

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“Inside Peace” 60″x48″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas

I apply the paint to the canvas using a variety of palette knives and an impasto technique. I sculpt and mould the paint so it becomes a three dimensional representation of the subject I’m painting. Some areas of my artwork are up to one inch thick!

The tree trunks are so thick and layered with paint that they actually feel like real bark.

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“View From Above 16″x40” Acrylic Abstract Landscape Painting on Canvas

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“View From Above” 16″x40” Mixed Media Painting on Canvas

This painting was inspired by Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta – one of my favourite places in the Canadian Rocky Mountains.

If you have ever had the pleasure of experiencing Lake Louise in person you will agree that the view is absolutely incredible. The mountains are immense and majestic, unlike anywhere else in the world. The lake water is crystal clear turquoise blue and sparkles like diamonds.

I wanted to share that experience in my painting – the thick chunky textured rocks and mountains are contrasted by the smooth shiny surface of the lake. You can feel the difference just as well as you can see it.

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“View From Above” 16″x40″ (detail) Acrylic Painting on Canvas

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“View From Above” 16″x40″ (detail) Acrylic Painting on Canvas

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Artist Melissa McKinnon with her newest painting in her aspen / birch tree collection. “Inside Peace” 60″x48″ Acrylic on Canvas

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New Prairie Paintings for Hotel Saskatchewan by Canadian Landscape Artist Melissa McKinnon

I’ve been commissioned to create two large scale prairie‬ landscape‬‪ paintings‬ for the lobby of the newly renovated Hotel Saskatchewan‬. They wanted the paintings to be warm and welcoming, to inspire‬ guests on cold winter days in ‪‎Regina, SK‬. 

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Contemporary Prairie Landscape Paintings by Canadian Artist Melissa McKinnon – For the Hotel Saskatchewan, Regina, SK.

If you are in Regina, Saskatchewan and happen to see my paintings, leave a comment below and let me know how they made you feel.

The Radisson Plaza Hotel Saskatchewan is a historic hotel, one of Canada’s grand railway hotels located in downtown Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, overlooking Victoria Park.

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Four Paintings SOLD! A New Collector Adds Personality and Style To Their Newly Decorated Home With Colourful Landscape and Abstract Paintings by Canadian Artist Melissa McKinnon

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Thank you to Deidre Gilbert, local interior designer for helping her clients find the perfect paintings to complete their newly designed estate home on Lake Mahogany in Calgary, Alberta.

Her clients initially fell in love with two of my paintings – a vibrant and bold, blue and green abstract painting for a feature wall

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“Surfacing” 48″x36” Acrylic Painting on Canvas

and a soft and sophisticated contemporary prairie landscape painting for their master bedroom.

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“Prairie Sky” – 24″x24″
Acrylic Painting on Canvas

I love the variety of texture and colour in this painting, as you can see in this close-up detail photo of the clouds and sky!

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They also commissioned another abstract painting in a contrasting red, orange and purple colour palette to hang beside the first.

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“Heat” 36″x48″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas

The two large 36″ x 48″ paintings together make a stunning visual impact!

I love working with interior designers for this exact reason – they aren’t afraid to mix colours, textures and styles of art to make a bold visual statement.

This house is sophisticated and elegantly decorated in neutral greys and soft whites – but it is far from being drab and boring! Unique accessories and colourful contemporary artwork throughout the home add style and personality.

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“Heat” 36″x48″ (Detail Image) Acrylic Painting on Canvas

The main feature in this home is the open concept kitchen and dining room (you’ll have to take my word on this – it’s huge and stunning – grand elegance personified!)

The home owners wanted a large work of art to hang as a focal point in the open concept room. They chose to commission this custom landscape painting.

The beautiful thing about commissioning a work of art is that you are able to work closely with me to establish the perfect size of painting to suit your space, incorporate meaningful subjects (in this landscape, it was the Alberta prairies and Rocky Mountains), as well as fine tune the colour palette.

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“Fondness For Grey” 36″x36″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas

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“Fondness For Grey” 36″x36″ (Detail Image) Acrylic Painting on Canvas

This painting incorporates a variety of neutral grey tones while adding subtle touches of colour and texture throughout the sky, Rocky Mountains and prairie landscape.

They are still adding the finishing touches to the home decor but once the project is complete and professionally photographed, I will be sure to post photos of all four paintings in their newly designed home!

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“Fondness For Grey” 36″x36″ (Detail Image) Acrylic Painting on Canvas

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