Friday, June 06, 2008


Oil on gallery wrapped canvas 12x12x 5/8"

Alternate title: Banana Boat

I'm having a hard time keeping the shine from the wet paint from changing the color.

One of these is the right color...
At 7am yesterday, Dave announced he was going to town to get paint for the porch, and more dirt, of course. I jumped at the chance to go along and found myself buying more garden plants to go with his newly built planter.
Liriope and euonymous. We are trying to disguise the air conditioner, to no avail. I also have zinnias ready to go into this box.

While we waited at the check out my eyes spied the banana display and I quickly added a bunch to our cart. That took care of my subject matter for the day's session.


  1. Anonymous7:30 AM

    The painting reminds me of a baseball mitt and ball. Oh, and if possible plant something which will cast a shadow on the heat pump. Direct sun on a heat pump really drives down its efficiency.


  2. I love how you're using hand dyes for the backgrounds - they're beautiful!

  3. This one is really exciting. Glory says she likes the colors. Me too!

    Now I want to see the bell peppers....

  4. Hi Melody,

    I really enjoy reading your blog and I just had to comment on your recent foray into painting. I LOVE your paintings!! I especially like how you have positioned them on your beautiful hand dyed fabrics; I think this adds a wonderful element of uniqueness to the work. You are so very talented. Keep painting!

    Kristin F. in SC

  5. I really, really like these last two paintings! The colors are so rich and vibrant. Beautiful and yummy all at the same time! :-) I can picture a gallery showing of your paintings and quilts ... colors bursting forth from the stark white walls. Lovely.

  6. Your recent paintings are fabulous and this one I love the most so far _ I can't wait to see what you'll have up next! Thanks for the eye candy.

  7. I'm loving the introduction of a toned color with the bluish grey in the corner! Love to see you creating again. Robin

  8. Hi Melody,
    I do believe you have found another area in which you excel. I'm enjoying being a casual observer in your very talented world. B.J.

  9. Hmmmmm. I am surprised there isn't a bite taken out of that strawberry. Once again, a winner! I love how the painting wraps around.

  10. I've really been enjoying your paintings. It was great to catch up with the comments today and I have to agree with them all. Great stuff.


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