This has an appx 1/2" white border for a total width of 15x22 watercolor paper.
Painted intuitively with juicy acrylics using a silicone spreader - no brush marks. The new tools
in my toolbox. Loose pencil or charcoal marks show through lending some surface interest.
Contact me if you have an interest. Ready for your choice of frame.
MELODY CLEARY - CONTEMPORARY LANDSCAPE AND ABSTRACT PAINTINGS
Three of my pieces have been juried into this show to be held Oct 4-7, 2018 at the
Beaverton Library, library hours.
There will also be a bin of 10 of my original unframed works. Please stop in if you're in the area.
MELODY CLEARY - CONTEMPORARY LANDSCAPE, NATURE AND ABSTRACT ART
"Ash Creek" © Melody Cleary 2018
Appx 16 x 20 inches with a 1/2" white paper border, deckled edges.
Available in print....visit the Prints page.
I have posted sections of this before and present it here in it's entirety which is up for sale.
I was experimenting with a new gray called Victoria Gray and love these results.
An zen experience working intuitively and letting it evolve.
MELODY CLEARY - CONTEMPORARY LANDSCAPE NATURE AND ABSTRACT PAINTINGS
$250 plus shipping
Go to my Contact page to email me with questions..
This piece has 2 pieces of collaged paper underneath the painting lending more abstract
quality to the image.
MELODY CLEARY - CONTEMPORARY LANDSCAPE, NATURE AND ABSTRACT PAINTINGS.
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During the process, I sometimes use a mat to find more pleasing compositions within the larger work.
These three are examples from today's session.
MELODY CLEARY - CONTEMPORARY LANDSCAPE, NATURE, AND ABSTRACT PAINTINGS
I haven't posted since October due to neck/arm issues again....and well, the holidays when I get little art accomplished. November began with me joining artist Nancy Hillis' Studio Journey online workshop to help keep my hand in in a small way. It's all about ABSTRACTS!! Each month we are given her 'bundle' or talks, demos, and study exercises focusing on working loose and unplanned....intuitively. And making your own unique marks....love the mark making. Good for me that one can go at their own pace.
Here are some examples of my experimentation.
So bear with me while I continue pacing myself and experimenting. Comments on my studies above are welcome.
MELODY CLEARY - CONTEMPORARY LANDSCAPE, NATURE AND ABSTRACT PAINTINGS
Continuing from my last post, this is how this painting has progressed so far. I set it in our
open garage to get the outdoor light. It's pretty obvious that it's a painting meant to
resemble water. If you enjoy it and wish to inquire about it, please contact me
at the Contact page. I love to hear any comments.
MELODY CLEARY - CONTEMPORARY LANDSCAPE, WATERSCAPE, NATURE PAINTINGS
I really liked the version on the left, at this stage, but didn't know how I wanted to proceed. So, facing
the fear of 'wrecking it', I decided to take it in a new direction and added some burnt umber dark
areas. I have two works on paper that helped encourage this step and gave me an idea
of what my goal is. The colors, so far, still work together. Below is the work on paper, still perhaps, unfinished.
MELODY CLEARY - CONTEMPORARY LANDSCAPE, WATERSCAPE AND ABSTRACT PAINTINGS
12 x 12 x .75 inch acrylic on cradled panel, no frame. Can hang frameless.
Prints available, too. Click on the image.
MELODY CLEARY - CONTEMPORARY WATER SCAPE PAINTINGS
You can see that I eliminated large black areas since my last post of this piece. However, I left random
black marks to retain the abstracted quality and also to help the eyes move around. At the top, there's now
a calm place for the eyes to rest. Definitely is more light and airy now. I have completed
a companion piece, both 30x30 on canvas. I have submitted these images to a designer for her
MELODY CLEARY - CONTEMPORARY LANDSCAPE, NATURE AND ABSTRACT PAINTINGS AND PRINTS
To purchase prints of my paintings, go to the PRINTS page.
DESIGNERS: Email me for info on larger sized prints for your clients' needs.