Friday, September 05, 2008

Coneflowers Sold
acrylic and ink on linen canvas board
Our garden has three colors of coneflowers and the butterflies love all of them. But I cut three of the 'purple' ones and brought them into the house so I could study and paint them.
This illustration technique is so much fun to do. First I drew the image with pencil and paint that drawing with matte medium. Then I use liquid acrylic (Golden brand) in a watercolor technique. When dry I go over some of the lines with ink.
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  1. Anonymous4:59 PM

    Beautiful ! Love it !
    So lively and bright and colourful.

  2. Boy oh boy, made and sold before I woke up this morning. Another beauty!

  3. Anonymous7:44 AM

    Beautiful! For those of us who miss the opportunity to buy,
    I think a set of notecards in this style would be lovely. (hint, hint:)

  4. Mel,I have been inspired by your quilts, and now your paintings, for many years. The vibrant clear colors and your fresh, UNDERWORKED, style makes my inner muse shout & sing, "that's it, she's got It". This new one today, and Awash in Pears are far and away my favorites,they seem literally to VIBRATE off the canvas!!!!

  5. Oh I really like this one. So bright and cheerful and reminds me of summer.

  6. I would like notecards of this and the pears! Shoot, shoot, shoot! You know I love coneflowers!!!

  7. Anonymous4:43 PM

    Coneflowers is fantabulous! Notecards would be awesome. Way to go, Mel...

  8. Anonymous12:54 AM

    I agree with the rest of the comments, this coneflower painting and new style is the best look so far. The other paintings look much like a camera picture so perfect and beautiful however I couldn't really "SEE" you in them...but this style seems to scream Melody Johnson. Love it. I can't wait to see where this idea takes you. Good luck.


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