“The Pier” 18″ x 24″ oil on canvas © 2011 Melinda Patrick
I grew up painting with oils. I got my BFA painting in oils. Suddenly acrylics are my media of choice and I’m befuddled by oils. So I’m determined to conquer them again and make them do what I want them to do. This [...]
© 2011 Melinda PatrickCorner of Butterscotch and Blue – gouache on paper, 8″ x 10″Contemporary realism, landscape, cityscape
I’ve been wanting to paint this scene for a long time. I may paint it in acrylic at some point. I consider this to be a study for a future painting.
This is Duvall Street in [...]
© 2010 Melinda PatrickMarco Palms – gouache on paper, 7″ x 5″Contemporary realism, landscape, tropical
A gouache study of a scene that I love and stare at often. This is the condo where we stay when we visit Marco Island, Florida.
© 2010 Melinda PatrickWindow Behind the Wall – acrylic on canvas, 18″ x 24″Contemporary realism, cityscape, Naples, Florida
I’m fascinated with the older areas of southwest Florida and particularly the older areas of Naples. This house is typical of older Naples homes, which isn’t all that old, but still beautiful.
© 2010 Melinda PatrickFlorida Storefront – Acrylic on linen, 16″ x 20″Contemporary realism, landscape, cityscape
I love palm trees and shuttered windows so I had to paint this image. It’s a scene in Key West near the Coach store.
© 2009 Melinda PatrickHat Store – Acrylic on canvas, 24″ x 20″Contemporary realism, landscape, cityscape
Back to Key West. This is another angle of the image in “The Shopper”. I’ve been planning this for months. Again the light and shadows at that time of day looked beautiful. The people going about their business added [...]
© 2009 Melinda PatrickLush Life – Acrylic on canvas, 48″ x 24″Contemporary realism, landscape, cityscape
My last from Florida for awhile. I wanted to call this Florida Bus Stop although it’s not a bus stop and the people and the bench weren’t actually there. I was talked out of that title. But I love [...]
© 2009 Melinda PatrickIrish Pub – Acrylic on canvas, 20″ x 16″Contemporary realism, landscape, cityscape
We visited Key West by chance on St. Patrick’s Day. The people were feeling no pain and green was everywhere. In front of this Irish Pub was a blow-up leprechaun. Cute as he was, I couldn’t bring myself to [...]
© 2009 Melinda PatrickRoad to the Gulf – Acrylic on canvas, 30″ x 40″Contemporary realism, landscape, cityscape
Another even larger canvas, this is dusk in the shopping district of Key West. Almost titled “Hot Hats” for the hat store but I have plans for more paintings of that block and one of those will [...]
© 2009 Melinda PatrickRoad to the Gulf – Acrylic on canvas, 36″ x 24″Contemporary realism, landscape, cityscape
Another in my series of landscapes/cityscapes from Florida. This is the largest canvas I’ve worked since college. And it feels good. The larger canvases expand my style and just feel good to paint. I’ll be doing more [...]