“Chuy’s”30″ x 40″ acrylic on canvas© 2011 Melinda Patrick
The original Chuy’s on Barton Springs Road in Austin, Texas. We ate lunch there once. I did kind of notice all the Elvis stuff but wasn’t overwhelmed by it. I read that it has an Elvis shrine that is well known. I think it was [...]
© 2011 Melinda Patrick HEY CUPCAKE – acrylic on canvas, 30″ x 40″ Contemporary realism, cityscape
This Silver Stream trailer is planted on South Congress in Austin, Texas and has been dishing out cupcakes for quite awhile. Did it start the cupcake craze? I don’t know.
I really don’t like to include [...]
© 2010 Melinda PatrickHotel Galvez – acrylic on canvas, 24″ x 18″Contemporary realism, landscape, tropical
The Galvez Hotel in Galveston, TX was built to replace a 19th century hotel that was demolished by a hurricane. This year is the centennial of the opening of the Galvez. This is my perspective place that is a [...]
© 2010 Melinda PatrickWinter Sky – acrylic on canvas, 30″ x 24″Contemporary realism, still life, Houston, Texas, Rice University
I’ve been wanting to paint this scene for a long time. It was a challenge for me. Treetops in the distance. But I figured out how I wanted to paint them and am very pleased. [...]
© 2010 Melinda PatrickWaiting for Stevie Ray – acrylic on canvas, 48″ x 36″Contemporary realism, cityscape, TexanaAvailable through Gallery on 5th in Austin, TX
All 4 Austin paintings can be seen and purchased at Art on 5th Gallery, 1501 West 5th Street in Austin. This is the original Continental Club where Texas guitar legend [...]
© 2010 Melinda PatrickEat at Jo’s – acrylic on canvas, 40″ x 30″Contemporary realism, cityscape, Texana
Number 3 in my Austin, Texas series. I thought I would go ahead and publish this one. I’m almost done with the first phase of the series.
While looking for images on South Congress, my eye kept [...]
Another almost finished from the new Austin series. I will publish all paintings in the series after the first 5 are complete and have been seen by the people who suggested the series be painted.
© 2010 Melinda PatrickLone Palm – acrylic on canvas, 20″ x 24″Contemporary realism, cityscape, tropical
Sunbleached corner in downtown Galveston. When Hurricane Ike blew through Galveston in 2008, it did horrendous damage to the landscape but this poor palm survived. I spent my entire life going to Galveston. It was about a 50-mile trip [...]
© 2010 Melinda PatrickBistro & Bar – acrylic on canvas, 40″ x 30″Contemporary realism, cityscape
In the works for longer than I like, this is my newest, most favorite painting. It is a street scene in downtown Houston, the place of my birth. This location is just a couple of blocks away from the [...]
© 2009 Melinda PatrickGreen Chairs – Acrylic on canvas, 10″ x 8″Contemporary realism, figurativeI’ve got postcards of this one. Send me an email with your snail mail address if you’d like me to mail you one.
I’d seen this building before and hated the green mosaic walls. When I returned, they’d placed these green [...]