My friend Dale visited over the holiday. I’ve known Dale since 7th grade. I’d given her some of my art a long time ago because it needed a home and the paintings were of her. This is my first oil painting. My grandfather had it for a lot of years before Dale got it. I [...]
Some of my old high school friends recently found another of our friends – Laura. Laura reminded me that I drew a picture of her and our friend Sonja back then and she still has the drawing. I have no recollection of ever drawing them but I’ll quote the guy who said “it was the [...]
We knew Ronnie when we were in high school. He was not. He was from Shreveport and lived on West Gray in Houston with other Shreveporters. He had the longest fingernails of anybody I ever knew. I did a lot of people sketching in those days and convinced him to sit still in that old [...]
I recently came across this photo of me at about age 20 with my grandfather, Carroll Waddell. What a treasure he was and I sure do miss him. He taught me so much about art and photography and graphics.
Came across this old sketch while clearing out piles of stuff today. I brightened it up in Photoshop but it was ballpoint pen on cheap yellowed sketch paper. It was probably 1995 and the spur of the moment. All I had was a ballpoint pen and a cheap sketch pad. Or lined notebook paper. [...]
© 2011 Melinda Patrick Putting things away after the fire evacuation (we live in one of the recent fire evacuation zones in Texas), I came across this old business card from so long ago I don’t like to think about it. I was married to the father of my children before we had children. [...]
© 2011 Melinda Patrick
My grandfather guided me into an art career when I was as young as 5. He was a painter, a photographer, and graphic artist. He’s standing in front of a mural he painted at his church.
© 2010 Melinda PatrickThe Wait – linocut, 10″ x 8″Contemporary realism, block print, figurative
Block print from 1976. I did a few back then along with some serigraphs. One serigraph was 18 color and I hate to say that I don’t have a one of them.
© 2010 Melinda PatrickSurfer, circa 1967 – oil pastels on carboard, 11.3″ x 16″Contemporary realism, waterscape
While clearing out my mother’s house, I came across this oldie. What a shock! I always wondered what became of it. This was one of the pieces in the portfolio I presented to SFAI for admission.When I got [...]
Found an old newspaper clipping about ME! I was the top winner in the 1969 Spring Art Festival in Houston sponsored by the Houston Museum of Fine Art and the Houston Post. Click on my Facebook link to the right to go to my fan page and see the half page ad.